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Important Holiday Notice: December 2019 Closing Times

Important Notice

Our online store is closing today, 13 December 2019 at 23:00, we request that you please clear payments immediately if you are doing a direct bank transfer. Alternatively use Payfast, our safe and secure payment gateway available during checkout.

AOM will be closing for the holidays on Tuesday, 17 December 2019; be sure to get your last orders in before 13:00 by contacting the agent in your area as listed below.

Mpumalanga, Gauteng – Contact Cherise Viljoen: 084 262 9645.

Uniondale, Oudtshoorn, George and Knysna – Contact Tamaryn Bell:073 724 2189.

Western, Northern, Eastern & Southern Cape, Free State, Limpopo Province, North West Province, KwaZulu-Natal – Contact Karin Harmse: 076 463 0821.

Namibia, Windhoek – Contact Simoney Janse van Rensburg: +264 81 296 5432.

For any queries, please don`t hesitate to contact us at

Our website will also be undergoing important maintenance and will not be accessible from Tuesday, 17 December 2019 until 6 January 2020. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and announcements.

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Rest in eternal Peace, Erica Rhoode

It is with so much sadness that we share the news that Erica Rhoode passed on Sunday morning, 8 December 2019 at 1am, after a long battle with breast cancer.

I’m heartbroken, devastated. I will always remember the first day we met. What a warrior Mom!! You fought your fight with so much bravery and lived your life to the fullest. May you rest in eternal peace, Erica.

Lord Jesus, I’m praying for your grace, peace and mercy over Alexis. This is a deadly sickness but Lexie is already under Your blood and we will keep the faith. We love this young and fragile child. Please bestow your Grace to her and all who love her.

Please keep this family in your prayers. 🙏🙏🙏

Memorial service for Erica Rhoode will be held on Saturday 14 December, 10am at the Old Apostolic Church in Malmesbury.
13 St Thomas St, Malmesbury, 7299

“Friends and Family, we hate sharing bad news, and Unfortunately this time it’s double bad news. We are extremely sad to share with you that our mamma has passed away. After a very long, well faught, battle with breast cancer she can finally rest in peace. She didn’t only fight her own battle, but stood by Alexis through her battle. She was the most amazing and inspirational women who only had love for everyone and everything. We will be sharing the details of her memorial service during the week. We also have to share the sad news of Alexis’ 3rd relapse. We received confirmation today from her doctor that the cancer has returned after only 2 short months in remission. She has already started treatment. This little person has to fight extra hard this time round. She has an amazing support system… family and friends to help her through this very difficult time.”

Alexis HOPE Foundation
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Rest in Peace, Brave Little Fighter, Cathrin Botha – Leukemia

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RIP: Cathrin Botha – Leukemia
Cathrin got her angel-wings, 3 November 2019 at 11h55. 😭 On Saturday evening she developed bleeding on the brain and all her organs systematically failed. The decision was made to switch off all machines.

Cathy Botha & Family, we are truly sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is absolutely heartbreaking and our heart aches for you and your family. Cathrin was such a brave fighter and will be terribly missed. We send you our love and heartfelt prayers; that you may find the strength you need to get through each day. 🙏🙏🙏 – AOM Team

Dit is met soveel hartseer dat ek jul moet meedeel dat ons klein vegtertjie om 11h55 aangesluit het by haar Hemelse Pappa se engele. Sy het deur die nag bloeding op brein ontwikkel en al die organe het geleidelik in versaking gegaan. Bid asb saam ons vir Cathy en Willem. {namens die familie baie dankie aan Dr. Celia vir die updates toe Cathy nie meer kans gesien het nie}”.

Orders for the Ruby Red Bracelets for Cathrin will close on the 30th of November 2019.

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Rest in Peace Hayley Sonnekus

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It is with a heavy heart that we inform you all that our sweet baby, Hayley, grew her angel wings yesterday, 19 June 2019 at 17:45. She fought a hard battle and her small little body could not take it anymore.

Sincerest Sympathy to the family during this difficult time. May the warm beautiful memories of your baby girl, wash over you in this time and stay with you forever. – Arms of Mercy Team

The All about Butterflies Bracelets designed for Hayley will be available until 30 July 2019.

Baby Hayley Sonnekus
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Rest in Peace GC van Eeden

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It is with a heavy heart that I need to share this heartbreaking news that GC got his angel wings, Monday 3 June 2019. Baby GC had heart surgery on the 30th of May 2019. His condition was critical as he fought for his life until the end; struggling with kidney problems, lung infection and seizures.

Lamentations 3:31-33: “For the Lord will not cast off forever. Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion according to the multitude of His mercies. For He dies not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men”.

As our hearts break and mourn, we are so tempted to ask “why” of you, Lord. Why us? Why our children? We know we will never get an answer that satisfies our souls in a life time. Show us Your compassion in place of those answers. Let us feel the peace that surpasses all understanding.

To GC’s parents and family, we are thinking of you at this time of sorrow with a wish for strength and comfort as you face tomorrow. – Arms of Mercy.

The Mighty Prayer Bracelets for GC are still available until 30 June 2019. Click here for more details.

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NEW Collection: Mother’s Day Bracelets

Mother`s Day Bracelets - Arms of Mercy NPC

M is for the million things she gave me,
O means only that she is growing old,
T is for the tears she shed to save me,
H is for her heart of purest gold,
E is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
R means right, and right she will always be.

Put them all together, they spell MOTHER – a word that means the world to me!

Arms of Mercy Mother`s Day Bracelet Collection

The Beautiful Blue set consists of light blue wooden beads with crystals – and a Mom charm, or plain without a charm. The Pretty Pink set consists of light pink and beige wooden beads with crystals – and a flower or cross charm. R30 per bracelet.

To place an ordercontact the agent in your area, or shop online. Alternatively, please consider a donation towards the cause. Any and all donations welcome. We thank you in advance

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NEW Autumn Bracelet Collection

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NEW Autumn Bracelet Collection

Introducing our new Autumn Bracelet Collection, a beautiful fashion accessory, and perfect gift to yourself or someone close to your heart.

Collection 1: Dark brown & light blue coloured wooden beads with a diamond ball or feathers charm.

Collection 2: Teal coloured wooden with crystal beads an a glitter ball or heart charm.

Bracelets cost R40 each.
To place an order, contact the agent in your area or shop online. Alternatively, please consider making a donation

The Collection was created to raise funds for all our children and missions. We would like to remind you that medical treatment and therapies for children with cancer and special needs demand continuous funding, and can be very costly at times. Your support goes a long way and we are grateful for any contribution to the Arms of Mercy Bracelet Fundraising Initiative. Thank you!

Together we can change the world, one bracelet at a time.

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Mom shares how Gorlin Goltz Syndrome has affected the lives of Reece and family

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Mom shares how Gorlin Goltz Syndrome has affected the lives of Reece and family

Update 07/03/2019.

“How has gorlins affected our lives… My little man was diagnosed 3 years with a horrible disease. He has been fighting it every day since. Reece is a very strong child, a super hero, and he has a strength that none of us can understand. He has gone through more than any one should ever have to, especially a child.

The pain this child has to endure is not normal. And it’s just not fair. He has had more surgeries than I can even remember. His little jaw is so compromised they have now put cow bone in to try and strengthen it. And there is just no sign of these darn tumors stopping.

Reece had a very rough night last night. The pain is unreal yet all he says is “mom, I will be okay”. And that he is sorry. Why should he need to apologise. None of this is his fault.

My family is in turmoil. It has affected us like I cannot even begin to explain. I have become numb to so much. I just don’t feel. I am like a robot just going through the motions. And that is not right.

We have had to rely so heavily on others for help. That is not right. I have had to beg and plead for help. That is not right. I have had to beg Dr’s and nurses to listen to me . That is not right. I have had to pull my child out of hospital at crazy hours because the staff just don’t have a clue. I have had to move from hospital to hospital begging for someone to please take a minute and research what Reece has, to just understand what is truly going on. That is not right. But… I will carry on doing this because he is my baby boy and only deserves the best.

Slowly we will get there. I will get to a point where Reece does not need surgery every 3-6 months. Reece will be pain free. And I know you all have my back and you most definitely have Reece’s.

To all our supporters, Reece is going through hell right now. But soon he will bounce back in promise.” – via Facebook

About Reece Trumpelmann

After receiving a bump on his jaw while playing on a jumping castle, Reece was taken through to Steve Biko Hospital where he was X Rayed and tested extensively. Doctors discovered that he not only has Cancer, but Gorlin Goltz Syndrome, BCCNS – an extremely rare condition which is virtually unknown in South Africa.

After many months and hugely expensive genetic tests, it was established that Reece has the PTCH1 and Sonic Hedgehog Pathway ( SAFU) genes present, so gene therapy is not an option. Click here to learn more about Reece`s condition and ongoing therapy.

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Rest in Peace Nicole van Rooyen

Rest in Peace, Angel, Nicole

Rest in Peace, Angel, Nicole

It was with such sadness that we received the news that Nicole (17) passed away this morning. She is at peace now and free from pain. Nicole was a shining star, had such a big heart and was known for her kindness BUT most important ready to meet with Jesus. (Thank You Granny Rosemarie Slomp who shared the last of Nicole’s journey with me).

To Nicole’s Mother and Family:

Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your daughter. We pray that the light of God’s love shine upon you as you face the darkness of your pain and your grief. Know that God will never forsake you. He will always look after you because you are His child and He is your Father. May you be blessed with the peace and comfort that you seek during this difficult time.

May God give you all the Grace to accept what has happened and the serenity to carry on living.🙏🙏

Karin Harmse
Founder & Managing Director, Arms of Mercy NPC.

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Valentines Bracelets: Spread the love and extend a helping hand

Valentine`s Bracelets © Arms of Mercy NPC

Valentines Bracelets: Spread the love and extend a helping hand

We want to spread the love and extend a helping hand this Valentine`s Day!

Spoil someone close to your heart with a beautiful, handmade Arms of Mercy Valentine`s Bracelet, and nominate one non-profit organisation that works with underprivileged babies or children in South Africa.

At the end of February, all nominations will be entered into a lucky draw. Arms of Mercy will then donate the funds raised through the sales of our new limited edition Valentine`s Bracelets to the winner. 💕

Limited Edition Valentine`s Bracelets

Option 1 – “Love” Valentine`s Bracelet: Red wooden beads with a Love-plate, hanging Love-heart, or ‘made with love’ heart charm. R30 each.

Option 2 – “Bedazzled” Valentine`s Bracelet: Red wooden & crystal beads with Glitter-heart or Glitter-ball charm. R40 each.

To place an order and to nominate your NPO for the lucky draw, please contact the agent in your area here or shop online. Alternatively, consider making a donation to Arms of Mercy. Any and all donations welcome.

Click the share button below and spread the word, thank you!

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Rest in Peace Sweet Baby Liam

Rest in Peace Liam Dell - Arms of Mercy NPC

Rest in Peace Sweet Baby Liam

It is with so much sadness that we had to say goodbye to another precious angel who went to Heaven this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his parents, family, friends and everyone that loved Liam so dearly. 🙏 May God comfort you in every way.

Due to high demand and requests we will still be taking orders for Liam`s Mighty Warrior Bracelets. Orders will close, 3 February 2019.

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Rest in Peace Liam Dell - Arms of Mercy NPC