Halftimers who attended a seminar at Moolmanshoek in August 2011.
Seminar attendees at NWK Lichtenburg in August 2011.
Established in 1994 by Bob Buford, and started in South Africa in 2009, Halftime's mission is to inspire and equip business and professional leaders to embrace God's calling and move from success to significance. This work is made possible by the generous investments of people who share our belief that releasing leaders into their "Ephesians 2:10 calling" produces leveraged kingdom results.
Halftime South Africa is a non-profit organization registered as a Section 21 Company
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Halftime South Africa Insider Newsletter
- September 2011
A JOINT PARTNERSHIP
Cliff and Rose Ratkovich
Cliff and Rose Ratkovich visited South Africa in July 2011 with a group of Halftimers, building their 3rd Tapestry home in Kayamandi for aids orphans.
addresses inadequate housing in the slums of
foreign countries. In squatter communities
around the world, families live in one room
homes with mud floors and walls
pieced together with scraps of wood, plastic,
corrugated metal and street signs. The
fire-prone shanty houses stand inches from
each other in places like Kayamandi,
Stellenbosch, where more than 30,000 people live within a small area.
Tapestry’s original plan called for
buying land near squatter communities,
building pre-manufactured homes and
“We quickly learned that in the midst
of this chaotic life experience … there is
tremendous community and interdependence,”
Cliff says. “You might have a family
here and the mother, if she is still living,
because unfortunately most people are
dying of AIDS, needs to run an errand or
go to work, and so her children need to be
taken care of by her neighbor while she is
away. To take people out of their community
would be wrong.”
The availability and cost of land also
made relocation plans difficult, so Tapestry
Homes switched to a “shack replacement”
strategy. In one day, they can take out an
existing shack and replace it with a home that
is elevated off the ground and has insulated,
fire-resistant panels for walls.
“That’s what distinguishes Tapestry
Homes from other housing relief organizations,”
Cliff says. “We’re not pulling them
out of the community, and we’re much
more than just relief housing. We’re building
housing that will endure for a number
of years, but make an eternal difference.”
The organization eventually wants to
start an in-country manufacturing plant
that will provide jobs while building the
components of the homes. As the vision
expands, of course, so do the challenges.
But those faith-stretching challenges
make the rewards of helping others all
“It gives you more energy to go on,”
Rose says. “For me, it strengthens my faith
and confirms that we’re doing the right
thing, that we’re going down the right path.
While there are hiccups along the way, this
is the path we’re supposed to be on because
it’s those little signs that say, ‘Keep going,
keep going. You’re going to help another
person. Keep going.’ ” Read more
PORTERVILLE CHRISTUSFEES INVITATION
PORTERVILLE CHRISTUSFEES 7 - 9 OCTOBER 2011
The Porterville Christusfees is a community festival that offers top quality Christian music,
family activities and many stalls. Juanita du Plessis, Julius Magan, Danie Botha and Riana Nel
are among the many artists performing over the festival weekend. Hettie Brittz will be the speaker
at the Saturday morning breakfast. Read More
VIDEO CLIP - BOB BUFORD - EPHESIANS 2:10
AM I IN HALFTIME?
A growing number of us reach a point in life where the pursuit of success alone is not enough. You are in Halftime if you want your second half to count for something more … perhaps something eternal. You desire the joy and satisfaction of living for a cause bigger than yourself, moving from being focused largely on success to pursuing significance. You may not be able to leave your career, (for many it is a needed platform for their second half calling) but you have some emerging flexibility with your time and resources.
Do you see yourself in these scenarios?
Halftime is triggered in a person's heart by a wide array of factors. For some it’s seeing their last child go off to High School or College. An age milestone. A bad health report or a close friend dying in their forties or fifties focuses them on the brevity of life. Often Halftimers express that the thrill of closing the next business deal isn’t quite what it was ten years ago. Some are launched into Halftime when they face early retirement, or corporate downsizing. Success often triggers Halftime because we realize at a new level that the prospect of spending the rest of our life driving the next quarter’s earnings or growing our net worth simply won’t do it for us. In some of our lives, sadly, a breakdown in relationship triggers Halftime when we realize just how much our winning has been costing us all along.
If you arrive at this season of life with a faith perspective, in particular a Christian perspective, you have thoughts about what God has in mind for this next season of your life. The Bible says “To whom much is given, much is required” and you sense you have been given so much.
Halftime is a pause in midlife to reflect on who we are, what we have to work with, what has gone well and not so well in the first half, and then to make eye contact with God and get our unique assignment for the second half and go do it with everything we have.
Ultimately you are in Halftime if you sense you were placed here on this planet by a loving God who desires to use your first half experience and expertise to bless others and grow closer to him in the process.
Director Halftime South Africa
Inspiring people to live a life of SIGNIFICANCE
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