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Big Sunday

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My visitors were off to Victoria Falls this week.  They went to Harare and picked up a new visitor, April Crothers from Kansas and off they went Sunday for 3 days in Victoria Falls.  They get back to Harare Tuesday night and then pick up another visitor at the airport on Wednesday afternoon and then head home.  Gives me a few days by myself to get ready for the 2 new visitors and cooking for 6 of us when they get home! Yesterday morning we took the LandRover and the tractor and trailer and headed off for a Big Sunday at Mukowe (3 hours from here).  Big Sunday means several churches from 1 area meet together for service, usually the last Sunday of the month and they take turns to be the location where held.  This Sunday we had Hambakwe, Batanai, Jinga, Chijkawi, and Marere churches meet at Mukowe church.   We had 22 people in our LandRover going and 23 coming back!  Yes we can fit that many people in (some were kids).  Then Major drove the tractor and there were 48 in the tractor trai…

New church, Progress on Fire Re-build!

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On Sunday the 14th of June a group of us took off in 2 trucks to meet with a new church plant in Hambakwe.  This is in Chief Mujinga's area and quite a drive from Chidamoyo.  It took us 2 1/2 hours to get there over some pretty rough road.  We stopped once so Major could get a coke on the way.  Some of the road seemed like dried up river beds--but we finally arrived to  big group of women who came singing and dancing to our trucks to meet us.
We finally started church about 1 p.m. with over 80 people.  About 15 people had come from the nearest church of Marere to help encourage the church.  Major preached and a youth led the singing and service.  They served us a lunch of sadza and fish heads--a big surprise for my visitors that went with me.  They ate the sadza and juice and some veges.
We have made the commitment to encourage them and provide a preacher for the next month to get them going and on their feet.   We left at 4 p.m. for home.
We drove home another way which in mileage …

Schedule for home leave

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We have made firm plans for our return to the US in August and want to share it with people so we can plan to see you near to your home if we are there.  Major and I will be coming together and he will be leaving a month before me. We arrive on the 26th of August at 1 pm in San Francisco On August 30th we will be at Adventure Natomas in the morning and Adventure Roseville in the evening. We will be in Sacramento until the 1st of September and then we return to Santa Rosa to leave for Wichita on the 3rd of September and will be with Countryside Church there until the 7th. We will then be in Carl Junction with the Barringer family from September 7-10 and on the 10th fly to Seattle. We will be with the Tozier family from the 10th until the 13th in Union, WA for Lindsay Tozier's wedding on the 12th. From the 13th-25th of September we will be with Larry and Cheri Gail and our big fundraiser is on the 19th of September.  Why not join us in Seattle for dinner and the fundraiser and auct…

Busy week, more visitors, lots of surgeries

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This has been a busy 2 weeks.  On the 25th of May the eye team from Norton came to do cataract surgeries for our patients here.  They were here from Monday until Thursday morning and they did over 60 cataract removals in that time.  We enjoyed their time with us and we appreciate their hard work for our patients. On the 27th of May Rachel Nutt from Carl Junction, MO arrived to do a 2 1/2 month internship with us.  She is in nursing school and has come to get experience at our hospital.  On the 29th of May Rileigh and John Schuck arrived from Indiana.  They are primary school teachers who are moving to Nairobi, Kenya in July to teach at a private school there.  They are spending their time here helping students in the high school to learn English and prepare for their exams.   The exciting part of these visitors is that both of these people are grandchildren of founders of Chidamoyo Christian Mission.  Rachel's grandfather and grandmother, Ziden Nutt and his wife Helen were the fi…