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On this day, Sunday, we went to church with around 350-400 Zimbabwe people at Nkulamane. Once a month over 20 congregations that have been started here in Zimbabwe come together at Nkukamane to be together and encourage and support each other. The unity of these friendly and God loving people was clearly witnessed as they all worshipped together for the Lord. The classes were taught by our group and the preaching as well. The singing of these wonderful people, some walked a long way to be there, was just heavenly. I sat back in awe thinking how we all needed to be like them, uniting in support of each other and uniting to do the work needed to help people know God. There were songs that I knew the tune so I sang in English while they sang in their language, but I also just listened as the voices singing were beautiful and uplifting. Two people were baptized so we witnessed that happy moment for them. The youth were just like ours, excited, laughing, and afterwards full of laughter and fun. After services we received a treat by going to a place in Bulawayo and having lunch. We actually had their version of mac n cheese….

Updated: Jun 23

Anyone knows the more people you have and the more you divide up the tasks things will get accomplished. Day 3 was divide and conquer day and our team was divided into 3 work groups.

Will Myhan and several others, including Lyndsay, were sent to a youth day in the city of Bulawayo, which is the city where we are staying. There were over 65 young people who attended and it was a blessing to have them come and be a part of a youth gathering. A Bible devotional was held, games of all kinds were played, the beautiful singing of the youth group was a highlight, and lunch was provided. It was a successful, engaging day for them.

Several of the men of the group conducted a men’s lectureship at the City Center there in Bulawayo and it was such a beneficial and encouraging day fir the men that came from several different areas of Zimbabwe.

I had the privilege of teaching at a ladies day we had at the house. The ladies from different churches in the area came and me and three other ladies in my group taught classes and had several fun craft projects ready for them. We served them lunch and also listened to them sing their beautiful songs in their language. It was so uplifting to listen to the singing. Some of the young mothers had their babies with them and it was such a good day. Just talking with them and finding out about their lives and exchanging information about their families was relaxing and good for all of us, both our group and the African ladies. One mother said she was so happy to get out of the house and bring her small child with her and enjoy the day fellowshipping with other Christian women. It was truly so much fun to meet them, teach them, and let them know we love them.

The day was spent uplifting and encouraging others in 3 different ways by dividing our group up and conquering and it proved to be uplifting to us all.

It’s all about new beginnings and what others can do to help. Today the new beginnings was a ribbon cutting for the Dema Church of Christ building that was to be built on land donated by a member of their church and an announcement about a water well and the funds to make it happen was what others can do to help and both are now happening and will definitely be new beginnings for that village.

We were up and out by 6 am headed to a village in Zimbabwe called Dema. The roads to Dema were just dirt, rocky roads and it took about an hour and a half to get there. The sunrise while traveling there was beautiful.

The day was a day that was very special and monumental for that village and community. We witnessed a ribbon cutting of a new church of Christ there and land that was donated for it from one of the community leaders. We taught about 75 children from toddlers to 11 years, taught ladies classes, and the men taught men’s classes and Will and some other guys taught the youth. It was so awesome to be a part of that special day for the village of Dema. Three women started that church in that area in 1982 by just teaching children on Saturdays and this church has grown to include the children of children those women taught and chiefs of the village so now they are finally getting a church bldg and Partners for Africa is helping along with putting a well for water since they go to the river there to get water. We were part of the all day celebration by all of our teaching that we were doing. It was joy to see the ladies in the ladies class singing and smiling and the smiles on the children’s faces as they were listening to lessons from the Bible and getting to make crafts that they were to take with them. It was inspiring to watch and to see how just a few people can change a village just by teaching God’s word. That community needed water to provide for them physically and has for a long time plus they need that church for it will provide for them spiritually. What an awesome day it was and to travel to Zimbabwe to witness and be a part of the day was truly a blessing for me.

Will Myhan explained the day well in a post he made on Facebook:

“Today, I had the privilege of sitting under a tent with over 220 people who came to hear the Gospel in rural Zimbabwe. A generous family donated some of their land for a church, enabling community activities to share the message of Jesus Christ.

At the end of the day, two women were asked to stand and be recognized. I can imagine their hearts filled with joy and excitement as they saw the tent overflowing with people. They must have smiled as they watched over 70 children sit under a tree for three hours, eagerly listening to scripture. These women witnessed their God-blessed dreams coming true, as 30 men learned how to better share the message of Jesus and lead others.

All of this was possible because of these two women who dedicated their lives to spreading the message of Jesus. They are pillars of this church, having taken up the challenge to teach and lead others to Jesus. It started with them and now to see where things are is a testament to their faithfulness to God. Their impact has already changed eternity for countless people and will continue for many years.

I am thrilled that these dear women experienced this moment today. The world is vast, filled with people we may never meet, but today, I sat in the presence of giants who deserve great honor.”

Romans 10:15: As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

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