Hands of Compassion is a Christian Community based in Johannesburg. It was founded in February 1987 by Ps Alan and Ps Xana McCauley.  The emphasis is on Recovery, Restoration and Reconciliation.

Community living is about discipleship. Up to 120 residents experience life at all levels and learn to accept one another.

We share daily duties and meals, pray, study the Bible and work together; we are on a journey of recovery and restoration whereby we learn to accept one another and aim at conforming to the image of Christ.

“What makes Hands of Compassion today was birthed years ago from a desire we had to do something about the poverty, injustice and need we saw around us. We may not be able to change the whole world, but we can make a difference in OUR world – in the community in which we live. We hope to inspire and challenge you to do God’s will.” – Ps Alan & Ps Xana

We are funded mainly through donations.

HOC is a registered non-profit and public benefit organization (Reg. No. 000-273NPO)

Our Prayer for You

May God bless you with DISCOMFORT
at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships
so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with ANGER
at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people
so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with TEARS
to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war
so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless you with enough FOOLISHNESS
to believe that you can make a difference in the world
so that you can do what others claim cannot be done
to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.

Help us make a Difference

If you would like to volunteer in our projects, please complete the Volunteer Application Form

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Your support of HOC via a debit order helps us plan more effectively. No matter how small, your donation is important to us. Kindly complete the Debit Order Form.

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Food, furniture, cutlery and crockery, single bed fitted sheets, duvet covers, bath towels and face cloths, clothes (as well as underwear, socks, jerseys),  stationery (school and office), toiletries, baby clothes and baby toiletries are greatly appreciated.

So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. (James 2:17)