Serving the homeless

“Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

[Acts 3:6]


The scripture in Acts 3:6 is more than a guideline for us in serving our men. It is our hearts desire that they experience God´s transforming love and that He blesses them with new hope and dignity. We pray that Jesus heals their wounded hearts, helps them to stand on their own feet again so that they can leave Melusi as restored men.

Melusi is far more than a place to stay. Our men join weekly Bible studies and our Sunday church service, they are involved in practical work activities on our property and become part of our community. The initial aim is to provide safety, stability and routine which many of them have not experienced in months/years.


Over the past years we have seen a dramatic increase in young men who are addicted to various drugs. What often starts as a kind of "adventure" for them soon turns into a life-destroying nightmare. Although we are not a professional rehabilitation centre and don't offer detox we serve with the means we have available. We care for hopeless cases. We receive and provide shelter for the outcast. We love the unloved and we pray for a miracle in the lives of our men.

Sadly many men leave Melusi with just as little hope or direction as when they arrived. But we are grateful to see God at work in others who are able to experience significant change in their physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."

[Isaiah 61.1-3]