Day 20 & 21: Water at Hwata.

At the start of the new year, I started to feel restless. For at least two years now, I have had a desire to return to my country of birth, and DO something. Anything. I knew that there was a need – for education, for resources – here in Zimbabwe. That burden has laid uncomfortably on my heart. I’ve wrestled with my own inadequacy. My fears. My little faith. Until …

Day 14-19: The Good, the Bad, the Incredibly Rough, & the Realization That God is Still Awesome.

This blog post is longer than normal! And it’s mostly writing. If you want to see pictures, they will be posted on the TineVimbo Facebook page – so go ahead and like the page! 🙂 I also plan on eventually doing a video of my experience in the Zambezi Valley this past Thursday & Friday. I will also post that on the TineVimbo Facebook page. The Realization That God Is Still …

Day 11, 12, & 13: Lions and Zebras and Giraffes, oh my!

Sabbath was wonderful yesterday! My lovely friend Cora and her family had us over for lunch. We went to a different church, Avondale, and I was able to encourage the youth to “take a step of faith” and say yes to God! My life is proof that when you say “yes” to God, He will take you to incredible places, and in the process, your journey will be a blessing to …

Day 9 & 10: A Trip To The Flea Market & Tea With Cora

So, the great part thing about my mission trip is that since I’m here for 3-weeks, sometimes I get a little bit of time to just relax! I video-chatted with my nephew back home in the states today, and I had some time to catch up on writing notes about all that I have seen and learned. The mission still remains! And you can still donate to help: 1. Help rebuild a …

Day 7 & 8: I Waited to Cry Until After I Said Goodbye…

Guys…it’s been, wow. I’ve spent Monday and Tuesday in the “fields” with Esther – she is an ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) Zimbabwe project manager. Let me rewind. I’m still in the process of trying to raise $20,000 for this 3-week mission trip, even though I’m already here in Zimbabwe. This amount was decided on because I contacted ADRA Zimbabwe before I came on my trip, asking what their greatest …

Day 5 & 6: Sabata rakanaka

Sabbath was beautiful and today has been really relaxing! Just a heads up – I’ve got a full week ahead of me, so I may not update again until the end of the week. Here are highlights from my first Sabbath of my trip: We went to church here in Harare. I shared my “mission story” during both Sabbath School & Divine Service 🙂 The church members here (in the city/Harare) are very …

Day 3 & 4: A Miracle of Timing…(Let there be water!)

A Miracle of Timing Today has been an exciting day! I visited the ADRA Zimbabwe offices, a local elementary school, and I got to see a bit of Harare! I met with some of the people I’ll be working with, and I’m excited to know that this will be one BUSY trip 🙂 First things first – I am SO excited to announce that we will be able to fund the digging …

Quick Update!

IMPORTANT UPDATES!!! 🙂 http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/vimbo-s-summer-2015-mission-trip-to-zimbabwe-/337905 1. As of right now we’ve raised $3,818 of the goal! (19%) Thank you to all who have donated so far! 2. I am flying for Zimbabwe this week! 🙂 🙂 So yes, I’m still going! 2. It is BEST if you donate TODAY! Why? Though the the funds can be accessed “at any time”, once I “withdraw” them, it takes several days for the $ …