Hi from Jess

Last week’s event at the Elizabeth Skate Park started and ended with a bang… Whilst we were still setting up a young man from StreetEats came running up to me, proudly sharing how, “I’ve been keeping up my cooking… last night I made my family Ratatouille- it was amazing… My mum’s really loving me doing […]

CHRISTMAS DELIVERIES

Early one morning, we spoke with a distraught mother wondering whether we knew the whereabouts of her pre-teen daughter who had been missing overnight. As we drove around delivering Christmas boxes, we checked in with the mother and police and decided to drive to her street to look and pray for her. Within a minute, […]

Hi from the Rowe’s,

Hi from the Rowe’s,Head’s up – this isn’t a nice fluffy letter from our family – it’s the real deal. 2021 didn’t begin with a bang for us – it started with pain, heartache and sadness. I found myself preparing to conduct my first ever funeral for a young 17-year-old Streetlight youth with Leukaemia called […]

JUMPING AT NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Bens been journeying with one young man for a good couple of years now. Pre-covid they were catching up every week or so to talk through stuff happening at home, school and life in general. Last year he came along to the youth camp.  This year, he loved participating in Street Eats. When we asked him […]

JESS FERDINANDS – STREETLIGHT MISSIONARY

 I really want to thank each and every one of you. Street Eats was a huge success, and its testament to the power of your prayers and the impact of the trust-built relationships that Streetlight has fostered over the years. Street Eats came about through obedience to God’s prompting to help be a part of a […]

Rowe Family News – October 2020

We installed another door to allow Ben to work from home but that still didnt stop the loud musical sounds coming from excited eager kids getting to the instrument box for morning worship time in the lounge. So he got head phones. But then he couldn’t hear the knocks on the door when 4 year […]

AND YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Street Eats isn’t without its risks. Vulnerable young people + complex mental and physical health challenges + dysfunctional homes + live video calls + first time cooks in a kitchen = What could possibly go wrong??! Well let’s just say one thing we weren’t anticipating was this; We’d just taken our steaming hot soups of […]

SOUP FOR THE SOUL

We delivered food to one young person and then at 6pm they didn’t hop online to the group video chat. We quickly messaged them to see if everything was okay. When they replied, “I’m not in a good headspace… tears don’t mix well with video calls,” we gave them the opportunity to call us to […]

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

As people pulled out the ingredients, puzzled by what meal could possibly come from so many ‘gross’ vegetables, a lack of meat and the addition of beans and pasta, we were met with some concern and perhaps a few complaints. However, we encouraged the young people to give it a go, and almost all of […]

CAN YOU GUESS WHAT’S FOR DINNER?

15 young people signed up for Street Eats- but the impact went far beyond them. As we delivered ingredients to the young people’s homes, we noticed that each week there was a growing number of friendly faces waiting to chat with us at their doorsteps. In week 5, we created a competition, that had whole […]

October 2020

Streetlight is skating into new territory The skate park has been home to violence, drug and alcohol abuse, vandalism and general debilitating attitudes and behaviours for too long. Sadly COVID-19 has escalated this further and police involvement is far too regular.Before Streetlight began, Ben & a group of volunteers were informed that running a program […]

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Week Five – Minestrone

Missed out on the full Street Eats Program? Lost your recipe card? Want to share the YUMMY meal with someone else? Not to worry! You can access all you need from below to make these delicious, affordable meals from home. Whilst we cant provide you with all the goodies this time around, you can still […]

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Week Four – Chicken Curry

Missed out on the full Street Eats Program? Lost your recipe card? Want to share the YUMMY meal with someone else? Not to worry! You can access all you need from below to make these delicious, affordable meals from home. Whilst we cant provide you with all the goodies this time around, you can still […]