Friday, 27 January 2012

The Zimmers have arrived

Well here at last! An eventful journey in many ways but God was so good! We initially were diverted to Milan so were delayed for 2 hours and thought that we would never get our connection at Addis Ababa but our pilot phoned through to the airport to ask for the plane to wait and miraculously  we were able to run from one to the other before it took off!! On arrival at Harare, again it took just 20 minutes to get a visa, pick up our bags and get past the customs officer with only a cursory glance in one case! This was partly due, I might add, to Dave being over friendly, running his fingers through his hair and fluttering his eyelashes. I just played the 'old person' card and looked tired and pathetic..Taps had arranged for us to be picked up and taken to the coach station and we arrived in plenty of time. So thank you for your prayers.
We then had a 6 hour journey on a luxury coach but, unfortunately, all the luxury bits were broken. By this time we didn't care and dozed for a good bit of the journey, finally arriving in BYO at 8.30. After a great curry with our friends Mark and Heather we rolled into bed and slept.

During the journey we thought alot about Tuesday night at Kings and we want to thank every one of you for the fantastic, generous gift you gave us, the love you showed us in the cards and personal comments and also your prayers. You all mean so much to us and we will miss you immensely.

However.....WE WILL BE BACK!


  1. Great that you have arrived OK! We pray that you quickly settle in to life in Zim.

  2. Love the name!! So glad you arrived safely AND with all your luggage, well done. We had a man, Peter, arrive today for the first time,originally from Bulaweyo. Chris Ashurst said that as you had "swapped," he should be leading the Seaford church. He laughed fortunately. Thinking of you and praying. Love to all at TLZ! xx