Our Kosmos home started in 2006 with one child in foster care and onwards we realized the need of place of safety and foster care for children in our community. This was a passion that was laid on Ronel’s heart by the Lord and she knew that it was their calling. Johan and Ronel stared in 2006 as Kosmos home and established the Jabes Foundation in 2011. Ronel had this dream where the Lord revealed to her the prayer of Jabes as in 1 Chronicles 4, “… enlarge my territory” from there the name Jabes Foundation.  Since this day God blessed the Jabes Foundation and it grew to the current three houses where there are approximately 25 children taken care of.

Ronel passed on in 2021, with more than 400 children that were placed with Johan and Ronel. Today the Jabes Foundation is still Ronel’s legacy, by the grace of God and Johan is still caring for the children who were placed with them at our Kosmos home.

Our second home (Sonneblom Home) open it’s doors in 2012 with Ronella van Niekerk, sister of Johan and Ben. Ronella started the home as a single foster parent and made great differences in the lives of challenging teenagers. Ronella was the foster mother until she also passed on in 2021 due to cancer. Ronella was dignosed with cancer in 2018 and received numerous chemo treatment, still caring for her children.

In 2022, we, in collaboration of Child Wellfare in Vanderbijlpark, appointed new permanent foster parents, Sybrand and Annetjie Vermeulen, who use to be Ronella’s support with the children.  This appointment was considered as they knew all the do’s and dont’s of the house and children.

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