Dear Friends of St Martin's Village,
The last months have seen our village grow from a brainchild to a reality. Our village is now the home of two month-old infants. The first St Martin’s babies have already crept into the hearts of all who are involved with the project, and we hope to be welcoming more babies into our family soon. St Martin’s Village is a place of safety where vulnerable babies are cared for by competent and compassionate mothers in a beautiful 99-year old sand-stone farm house. We have also started small chicken and vegetable enterprises on the 2 ha. rented property on the scenic outskirts of Newcastle, and the local community continues to provide us with loving support. Even though stumbling blocks were certainly not lacking, we are extremely grateful about where we are and the intense journey that got us here. We put together this newsletter to inform the greater, even global village about what is happening at St. Martin’s, to invite you to serve as you are able to help us to grow a vibrant and compassionate community.
It takes a village to raise a child – thank you for being part of this village!