Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, Dare to Love has been visiting hospitals to encourage front-line workers in the battle against the Covid-19.
“From the beginning of lockdown last year we were propelled by God to spread love in any way we can. We have assisted in sending food parcels to areas not reached by the government and pray for and encourage front-line workers,” said Herman Steynberg who is a member of the organization.
He added that there were a lot of negative vibes and they wanted to change that. “We even went to police stations when there was rifts. We see people on the frontline and their sacrifices, having long hours at work and being away from family… it is no easy feat, especially in a pandemic. So this about honouring them and the sacrifices they have made,” commented Steynberg.
The aim of these visits is to change the atmosphere and give hope to frontline workers. “From the cleaners to the doctors, who need their spirits to be uplifted. As as a community we see it and we appreciate it,” Steynberg said.
The front-line workers are greeted by the group honouring and praying for them, and handing them a badge with the inscription, “You are a serving hero”, as well as a small pocket Bible. Steynberg noted that the reactions have been amazing.
“There were tears and so much emotion… one lady was so touched she dropped her phone and lifted her hands and started praying. This has garnered so much unity and it gives them hope to see us support them and show them that the community at large is behind them,” he said.
So far, the positive campaign has been to Montana, Eugene Marais, Die Wilgers, Pretoria East, Unitas, Kloof, Tshwane District and Steve Biko hospitals (all situated in Pretoria).
Furthermore, the group has also visited hospitals in Joburg and will be soon spreading to other parts of the country.The organization has established groups in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga all in a bid to appreciate front-line workers and pray for those that were ill.