City of Refuge School of Restoration and Leadership

Organization Description: 

1. Name of Project
Bright Idea Projects/
City of Refuge
2. Name of responsible person at the institution
Nash and Joanne Booysen
3. Number of staff
4. Available accommodation
14 persons per stay, more than 14 must be willing to be placed at host parents
5. Days when organization works
Monday from 8h00- 5h00
6. (A) Tea breaks
(b) Lunch Time
8.Is the institution open on holidays
19 Pegasus ways
Ocean View
Western Cape
South Africa
10.Postal address
Same as above
11.Email address
13.Contact details
Joanne: 27 078 709 9371
Nash: 27 084 028 0006
14.How many volunteers can we take at a time
15.For how long will we need volunteer
1 February - 15 December
16.To whom will volunteers report while they work for the institution
Nash Booysen

17.Bank Details
Business Current account
Bright Ideas Projects 2555 CC
Registration Nr: 2010/048475/23
Acc nr: 072 122 188
Standard Bank
Branch Code 036009

18.History and Background
City of Refuge was founded during a period of 10 years of laboring in the Spirit. Through aggressive prayer and intercession. It derives her name in Number 35 and Deuteronomy 19.
Deuteronomy 4: 2 and you shall not add to the words which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you vs. 15, 16, 20 "Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of fire
Hebron was one of the six cities of refuge that has beset aside in the land of Canaan for those who have been slained by the enemy. The previous name for Hebron was Kirjatharba. Arba was the father of the Anakim. A race of giants. Anakim means long necked. Though the warlike appearance of the Anakim had struck the Israelites with terror in the time of Moses, they we nevertheless dispossessed by Joshua. After Kirjatha Arba was taken in, the chief city became possessed by Caleb. The name of the City was called Hebron. Hebron means society, friendship, relationship, community an institution, an alliance, to be in union with two families by marriage. Hebron was situated amongst mountains. In a narrow valley surrounded by rocky hills. It has two or three entrances in the city and was surrounded by sea, just like Ocean View and our valley.

The significance
We therefore believe that we aught to function as a spiritual refuge camp, a spiritual clinic, a place of restoration to those who have been slained by the enemy through drugs, family destruction and abuse. City of Refuge will be the house of God where people are to be restored and send back into the community to function effectively. We will make strong emphases on relationship building and family that will be reflected within our house churches. We will be a community of believers that will make a difference within the community and surrounding areas. This will be a place of equipping and effective foundation laying. We will commit ourselves to fight against the giants of our communities that are reflected within drug addiction, family destruction abuses and community reproach.

We have a lack of man power to develop the concept so we appeal to all volunteers to come and use this opportunity to enjoy our culture and country to help us in the City of Refuge and Bright Idea Project(s)
We therefore welcome all who would like to make a contribution to the establishment of our Christian
Organization for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God.

20. Founder: Joanne Booysen

19 Pegasus way, Ocean View
Cape Town, 7975
South Africa
Mission Statement: 

Mission Statement

We commit ourselves to the restoration of our communities according to the Apostolic Order.

1.To set the Standard of God.
2.To establish the character and lay the foundation of Jesus Christ.
3.To restore and to bring people into their original state.
4.To reintroduce, repair, and rebuild them according to God?s perfect will for their lives.
5.To restore into health, strengthen and refresh them within the Presence of God.
6.To nurture them that they may bear fruit according to who God predestinated them to be.
7.That they may become effective in the Great Commission.

Our aims and objectives
1.)To develop, encourage and enrich people holistically, so that they can become responsible community members.
2.)To develop programs to enhance the emotional, social and intellectual well being of individuals and families so that they are able to serve others effectively
3.)To provide opportunities and facilities to support individuals and family growth.
4.)To empower family members through counseling programs, seminars, and clinics.
5.)To stimulate personal growth with children and parents
6.)To empower family members through counseling programs, seminars, and clinics.
7.)To develop skills and abilities through skills training.
8.)To supply guidance for peoples future careers.
9.)To divert people away from influences of drugs and crime
10.)To promote HIV, drug abuse and crime awareness
11.)To organize support groups of different kinds to develop comrade and unity amongst people.
12.)To create job opportunities.
13.)To promote counseling opportunities, workshops and campaign drives to accomplish and support these aims and objectives.
(14) To liaise and partner with other organizations who share the same aims and

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

1.The Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, the Bible.
2.One God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3.The Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born
of the virgin Mary, crucified, buried, raised from the dead, taken up into heaven, now
appearing at the right hand of the Father, as the Intercessor.
4.The Devil or Satan, as a real personality, originally a created angelic being who as a result of his transgression was cast down from the presence of God and is now the enemy of God, man and every true believer.
5.Sin, the fall of mankind, and his lost estate by nature.
6.Repentance toward God.
7.Regeneration or the new birth, and baptism of the believer by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ.
8.Reconciliation of man to God.
9.Justification by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
10.Water baptism of the believer by single immersion.
12.The believers confession of sins.
13.Sanctification and holiness.
14.The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
15.The baptism of the believer into the Holy Spirit by the risen and exalted Christ, as the promise of the Father of the endowment of power for witness and service.
16.The initial Scriptural evidence of believers receiving the baptism in/with the Holy Spirit is
17.The physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives them utterance.
18.The nine fold fruit of the Holy Spirit in the life of every born-again believer.
19. The nine fold manifestation of the Holy Spirit, and the full Pentecostal equipment of
20.The believer by spiritual gifts for service.
21.Scriptural healing of the body by Divine Power.
22.The Lord?s Supper.
23.The church as the called out company of born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
24.The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ to meet His resurrection and translated Church in the air.
25.The Great Tribulation during the closing period of the age.
26.The millennium reign of the Lord Jesus Christ immediately after the Great Tribulation.
27.The new Heaven and the new earth wherein righteousness dwelt.
28.The eternal punishment of the wicked.

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