Our stories

Our people are precious and their stories worth hearing. Be filled with hope as you see light triumph and voices heard. See the different ways you can support and be praying for us.

Tree of Life

We are a church family committed to a life of following Jesus together in Manenberg.

I see a community free from condemnation and walking in their Christ given identityLeon Daames

 

Maruwaan: Forever Changed

The story of Maruwaan Scullard, a young man once wrecked by addiction and violence, who found Jesus one night through a miraculous healing, and lived his life forever changed.

Maruwaan died doing what he was passionate about, he could say he was living for something that was worth dying for.Pete Portal - Cru62

 

Basila. Rewriting her story.

Basila, a long awaited dream and vision for the hope of young women in Manenberg.

I do not want to see another girl lose her life, I believe things can change.Clare Pretorius - Basila

 

Alabaster

Alabaster is a ministry working primarily with young mums from Manenberg.

It’s a safe space for our women to pour out, but also a safe space for them  to fill up on what Jesus says they are Fatima Ebden

Once named Skatties, the childcare & education arm of Tree of Life has joined Alabaster to continue to support both mum and her kiddies in flourishing as a healthy family unit.

We want to break the cycle and see children believe that they can be anything they dream of.

No Neutral Ground

 

No Neutral Ground is the gripping account of Pete Portal’s move from London to Manenberg, of addicts and gangsters meeting with Jesus and being transformed, and how Pete went from living with a heroin addict to helping establish Tree of Life church community – and all the heartbreak and failure along the way. This is a story of mighty works of God, as well as relapse, hopelessness and despair; the miraculous and the mundane, heaven and hell, all balanced on a knife edge.

To find out more and purchase No Neutral Ground

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