While most folks in the U.S. are bundled up and enjoying family time over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, volunteers from FBC Murray, Kentucky came to Zimbabwe to spend their holidays working overtime at Sanyati along with 20 Baptist Zimbabwean college students who also came to work.
After a tour of the hospital, (Friday 30th Dec.), the team divided up. The construction workers got started on renovating the room where the batteries for the solar power system will go.
The ministry team headed to Arda, a very very small little town that is near Sanyati to do door to door visitation. They wanted to invite all the children to come to the Vacation Bible School they planned to start that afternoon. The visiting teams also led several people to LORD.
On New Year’s Eve the day began with a breakfast of bread, butternut squash and tomato relish along with hot sweet tea.
Pastor Willie Green was kind enough to show some of the construction workers how to be “cool” in Zimbabwe. We hope they don’t forget!
Then all of the Murray team along with the Zimbabwe college students participated in a joint Bible Study and prayer time before heading out to their respective ministries.
A large crowd of children came for VBS in afternoon and had a wonderful time playing games and learning about Jesus. Each child made a “wordless” and “pictureless” book with the different colours which represent the plan of salvation. The children were taught how to use the books to witness to others.
During a quiet moment Pastor Willie Green was able to show off his new “ride” to some of the college students. It definitely needs pimping – it doesn’t even have an engine!
(Just kidding – it’s only the shell of a vehicle that has been sitting there a very long time.)
That evening, the team members and university students participated in the New Year’s Eve Service At Sanyati Baptist Church. Just before midnight, Pastor Dhlula invited each person to write on a piece of paper the mistakes they made and regretted during 2011.
Then each person was given the opportunity to burn their mistakes in the fire and put them behind. Then the pastor prayed a blessing over each person as they began the New Year!
On Sunday (New Year’s Day) the team divided into five groups and went to five different Baptist Churches to minister in various ways.
Pray for the other Sanyati Makeover and Ministry teams that are schedule to come in 2012 that they will be as productive in the construction work and as effective in ministering to the spiritual needs of the Sanyati area as this team has been.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Posted by Zim Team at 4:33 AM