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

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Me, outside of the ADRA Zimbabwe offices this morning 🙂

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 the borehole (well for water) within the next couple weeks with the over $4,000+ fundraised so far !

I was so worried, because we haven’t reach the full fundraising goal YET (you can still donate until July 5th!), that we wouldn’t be able to do much. I haven’t yet visited the site, because it’s QUITE far, but we started planning for the drilling today.

God has been working on our behalf, because the well was supposed to cost several thousand dollars more (and Zimbabwe uses US money here – so the dollar is worth the same here), but because of a miracle of timing, we will be able to build the well at a fraction of the cost! This is because the team of drillers we’re working with will already be in the area where we need to dig, working on something else, so we don’t have to pay for them to drive out to on a separate occasion! Basically – little is much when God is in it!

 

Also, in case you’re looking at my fundraising page, you  may wonder why we’ve chosen to go ahead with the borehole instead of the other projects first. I would love to fundraise enough to support everything we set out to do in my 3-weeks here – – but it has become overwhelmingly clear to me that access to clean water is the top priority in the community we will be helping right now.

 

Life In Zimbabwe So Far…

I am having a wonderful time! I’m so glad that many of my fears have disappeared since I’ve arrived.

I’m staying with “Auntie” and “Uncle” (they are friends of the family, but since we’re Zimbabwean, they’re basically family 🙂 ) I landed yesterday evening after almost 2 days of traveling, and they have been such gracious hosts! I feel right at home.

I got to spend quite a bit of the afternoon driving around Harare, which is the capital of Zimbabwe.

I also visited a large elementary school today and met some students. I will go back to next week for several days to meet more children! I’m really looking forward to that!

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“Uya!” This was taken at the primary school I visited today (different from the school I’ve been fundraising to rebuild). The kids were beautiful and the school was amazing! More pictures of this school will come next week 🙂

Soon, I’ll visit the school which I came to help fund the rebuilding/refurbishing of.  I hope to have pictures for you all soon, once I get to that site where that school is.

Tomorrow, I will be presenting during Sabbath school – so I hope that goes well.

It’s late here now, so I must be going!
Blessings & peace – AND Happy Sabbath 🙂

Vimbo

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