Friday, 4 January 2013

Counting down again

Praising under canvas
I know I said the previous post would be the last before returning to the UK, but I couldn't resist just updating you on this last week in Zim!
Last Sunday was a special one for the New Frontiers churches here in Bulawayo, as we had a combined service at the New Creation site in town. Scott Marques was down from Harare and gave a very relevant message about being content in God.
It was so encouraging to see everyone together and that TLZ was the largest group there!
After the meeting we all ate together of spit roasted pork and beef, sadza and cabbage, prepared by the ladies of TLZ- fantastic!
TLZ guys in the foreground, including Ezra in pink with Martha!!
There were then games for adults and a 'jumping castle' for the children. It was a great social occassion especially for those from the rural and semi rural areas. It was also a sad day for the city church as it was the last day in Zim for Claire and Phil Biggs and their girls Hannah and Sophie, who have had to return to Birmingham to start life anew.

The girls working hard while Taps waits for food!!
On Wednesday we had a lovely surprise as our life group had organised a secret party for us to say goodbye! they brought loads of

food with them and a big chocolate cake. It was so thoughtful of them and we were totally overwhelmed... One of the highlights of the year, I think!


1 comment:

  1. Is it my imagination or has it become harder to find how to comment on the blog?
    Hi there, lovely to read how you are getting on. We all think about you and pray for you often.
    I'm saving you a Damart catalogue to help you get re-aclimatised whenever it is you end up returning! Its nearly June and i've given up and switched the heating back on! Brrrr!
    Still its a nice sunny morning so the carnival procession this afternoon may be blessed. Incorporating some hardboard, I expect our amazing Ark float could do without any additional props from the heavens!
    Be blessed, strengthened and encouraged.