Our Values and Beliefs

facingUP Support Services South Africa – what we believe: 
  • We believe Psalm 34:18 to be relevant in times of turmoil: 
    “If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut,  
    He will help you catch your breath.” – The Message 
    “Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders – He will carry your load, He will help you out.” – Psalm 55:22 
  • The support fUSS offers is motivated by, and based on the following foundational principles:
    Encourage - Support - Celebrate 
  1. Encouragement 
    “He will give you strength to endure.” 2 Cor. 1:7 
    “Be brave.  Be strong.  Don’t give up.” Psalm 31:24 
    “Anyone who meets struggles head-on and faces up to it, is amazingly flourishing”. James 1:12 
    “Kind words heal and help.” Prov. 15:4 
  2. Supporting those in emotional turmoil 
    “When you are treated well, given a helping hand and an encouraging word, that works to spur you on, facing forward, unwavering.” 2 Cor. 1:6 
    “Speak up for people who have no voice, for the rights of all the down-and-outers.” Prov 31:8 
    “Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person.” Prov.3:27 
  3. Celebrating life (and victories over difficulties faced in life) 
    “When ‘down-and-outers’ get a break, cheer!” James 1:9 
    “When others are happy, be happy with them.  If they are sad, share their sorrow.” Rom 12:15 
  • It is our experience that most people ask questions about faith/God when facingUP to significant life-changing events. As a Christian Organisation, we encourage young people to investigate what their own faith teaches about God during suffering, whilst offering a Christian perspective on loss and emotional support during the grief process. 
  • fUSS believes in partnering with other like-minded organisations, who share the vision of supporting families and/or individuals who have suffered loss or significant life changing experiences.  Therefore, where fUSS  is unable to offer support, we will endeavour to find suitable support for the person in need.






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