Named after Rachel in the Bible who “weeps for her lost children”, Rachel’s Vineyard was founded in U.S.A by psychologist, Dr Teresa Burke for those struggling with the effects of abortion.

“Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.  It offers a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing”  www.rachelsvineyard.org/

Rachel’s Vineyard South Africa, presently has sites in Cape Town and Johannesburg.  It was established in Cape Town in 2016  (http://www.rachelsvineyard.co.za/)  by Angie Farrenkothen after she had received healing having attended a retreat in the U.K. The Johannesburg site falls under the guardianship of the Foundation for the Person and Family since it relies on funding for its operation.

Many of the women who attend the retreat weekends, would not have attended and received restoration and healing, had we not assisted with their costs through donations made by private individuals and fund raisers like the TTWC.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank ALL our donors over the last two years – without these donations, we would not have been able to conduct the weekends and provide so many with healing and hope!

Please do let people you know who have suffered from the effects of abortion, about Rachel’s Vineyard.  They may contact me for a confidential chat at 0785340386 (ma@tobsa.co.za) or Angie in Cape Town, 0828521284 (farrenkothen@mweb.co.za).

If you would like to contribute towards the Rachel’s Vineyard ministry in Johannesburg, please make your donation to the following account:

Foundation for Person & Family

FNB Cresta

Acc no:  62275174739

Ref:  RACHEL’S VINEYARD DONATION and your name (if you wish)

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you in advance!

Marie-Anne teBrake

Testimonies

Liberating. It is a safe space to openly share … and confront all the emotions that weigh your spirit down because of the abortion.  Amazingly you even realise all the things (past issues) that led to the abortion …

Anon

Spiritually fulfilling. Being in such a supportive environment with people who have been through the same experience creates a sense of belonging and freedom to express the pain of abortion fully without judgement.  It is truly amazing!

Anonymous

I had no expectations and was very unsure of what would happen.  It has been a truly valuable and worthy healing experience.  It has been well planned, well organized and executed excellently.  Every moment was touching….This retreat really has brought healing and closure and brought me closer to where I need to be.

Anon

… I came here as a man…..  It touched multiple parts of my life that, some, I hadn’t reached… shame and grief … changed and symbolized love, acceptance and forgiveness for myself. 

Anonymous

Donation Account

FNB Cresta

Acc no:  62275174739

Johannesburg

Marie-Anne

Phone: 0785340386
Email: ma@tobsa.co.za

Cape Town

Angie

Phone: 0828521284
Email: farrenkothen@mweb.co.za