Lifeline started when the founders met an alcoholic man in Winter 2011. He was really disheveled, drinking, seemed extremely low and looked very cold. They talked a little bit about Jesus and he readily accepted a 'Why Jesus' booklet and said he would read it but told us that he was saved himself!
A subsequent meeting with Pastor Pete led to partnership.
The local hostel identified that there was “a chronic lack of move-on accommodation” and after Green Pastures confirmed the request they set about seeing if the local churches would partner with them to develop some accommodation so that people could move out of the hostel into independent living.
In February 2013 they completed on their first house and by December of 2013 had completed on their second house.
In December of 2013 they received this lovely Christmas card message:
"Through the creation of Lifeline a force for good has been unleashed into the world! A ripple of hope, love and empathy! I appreciate what it has done for me and wanted to tell you that I am very grateful”! This makes it all worthwhile!