Our time in Zimbabwe has been quite incredible. Getting to know the people and to experience their infectious joy has been such a huge blessing. Over the past few days our team stayed in Mhondoro, a rural area about 2 hours outside the capital, Harare. Life is very simple in Mhondoro, most people live off of small farms, growing corn and raising cattle. Electricity is mostly absent, and clean water is only available through hand pumped wells.
Never-the-less, God is moving in Zimbabwe, especially through the African Development Mission (ADM). Staying in rural Mhondoro for a few days gave us a chance to see how ADM is building sustainable ministries and community projects throughout Zimbabwe. We visited a couple community gardens that are currently supporting about 50 families together. Each garden has protective fencing and its own well for clean water. Each family has it’s own plot to grow vegetables; sugar loaf, carrots, onions and tomatoes are in season. It’s amazing seeing the Zimbabweans take ownership of the garden. Each garden has it’s own governing committee consisting of local elders in the community, both men and women. The committees were very proud to share the effort and progress that is going on in the community.
I have much more to share about the experience, but it is time to go visit homes with Denford and Shingi. Thanks again to everybody back home who is supporting us. Keep praying as our trip is not over yet.