u-turn 25 birthday

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is a supporter story, written by Brandon Solomon, founder of Limitless Movement.

When I was 19, as a solo-dancer, I wanted to use my gift to do more. I set up an organisation called Limitless movement, that grew into a creative arts community centred around Christ. We host workshops and events, and recently we began doing outreach on the streets and connecting with the homeless in Muizenberg.

Through this outreach my relationship with Jesus became more intimate. I discovered the heart of Jesus and the life style of a Christian – I don’t think many Christians know that life style. I see many in Churches speaking about the Gospel, but they don’t put into action what is preached. Jesus has unconditional love for those who cannot help themselves and He walks with the homeless. I want to follow in His footsteps.

“Let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18

It’s not enough to tell a person who has struggled with addiction for years that, “Jesus loves you” and expect a miraculous recovery.

My close friend Phinius, from Youth With A Mission, told me about U-turn and I realised that they do more than I can do alone. I can speak with them, motivate and pray with them, or share my own clothing and food. But the U-turn programme does practical ministry through skills development, work opportunities, rehabilitation and more. If Jesus ever owned a company today, it would probably be a lot like U-turn. I wanted to sow into that as a creative.

At the end of May, Limitless Movement hosted a Light Creative HeArts Conference and we dedicated it to the homeless. All the proceeds were donated to forwarding U-turn’s work, and one of U-turn’s graduates, Alistaire, came to share his journey out of homelessness through U-turn’s ministry.

The brilliant ways of God often get lost in our attempts to imitate Him or perform for Him. The Light Conference saw dancers and singers, poets and speakers depicting fellowship with God through movement and action, going beyond a mere display.

If each person will do what they can, hearts will heal, neighbourhoods will thrive, and our community will be raised up.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]