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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Sunrise on the train to Bulawayo

On Friday, September 21 I left Botswana and entered Zimbabwe on foot, caught a taxi to Victoria Falls, then took the overnight train to Bulawayo. I will be in Zimbabwe for the next couple weeks as part of MAPC’s partnership with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), Harare Synod (which includes all of the CCAP churches in Zimbabwe). I spent the weekend with my gracious hostesses Rebecca and Maggie. I stayed in Rebecca’s home and Maggie made sure I had everything I needed and more.

The Three Little Angels Choir sang during worship at Bulawayo CCAP

On Saturday I visited with Rebecca and Maggie, then Sunday was filled with church activities. I preached at Bulawayo CCAP’s worship service, attended the youth group meeting, and also visited the Cement congregation. By the time we got to the Cement congregation they had finished with their church activities, but we were able to meet with a few folks in one of the congregant’s home. The Cement neighborhood is so named because it is composed of the families of workers at the nearby cement plant.

View from the home we visited Cement

Overall my visit to Bulawayo was short but sweet. I was glad to have a bit more time with the folks I had just briefly met in April. I hope I was able to encourage them and take one more step forward together in our partnership with CCAP Harare Synod.

With my wonderful hostesses, Rebecca and Maggie
Posted September 26, 2012


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