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 school (Whata Secondary School) in rural eastern Zimbabwe

2. Dig a borehole (well for water) close to this school

3. Aid several specific ADRA Zimbabwe programs that were in need of funding

Next week, we’ll be really intensely working on goals # 1 & 2! You can read my last blog to learn more about goal #3.

 

A Visit From An Old Friend

This is Cora and I, back in 2012 at Andrews :) Our friendship has lasted!
This is Cora and I, back in 2012 at Andrews 🙂 Our friendship has lasted!

Cora and I met in college, back at Andrews. Back then, she and I just talked about coming to Zimbabwe, like it was a dream. She is an American-born-Zimbabwe, and I am a Zimbabwean-born-American. We also both happen to be teachers! So we bonded pretty quickly, and I find that she and I both understand the two distinctly different worlds/cultures that we both find ourselves caught between!

Anyway, today, I woke up not feeling great, so I decided to stay in bed a little bit longer.

I decided to text Cora, since (by another wonderful miracle of timing) she also happens to be in Zimbabwe, visiting her family.

She and I had a lovely day catching up together!

Sometimes, it’s just nice to see a familiar face in a different place, you know what I mean? 🙂

A lot of amazing things to see. All handmade.
A lot of amazing things to see. All handmade.
I just wanted to get everything...but we just window shopped.
I just wanted to get everything…but we just window shopped.
This elephant mask was hand beaded! And beautiful :)
This elephant mask was hand beaded! And beautiful 🙂
Just two friends, being silly!
Just two friends, being silly!
Good, loving friends are such a blessing.
Good, loving friends are such a blessing.

 

Now, I have a lot to look forward to this weekend and next week.

The borehole will be drilled – – next week! I’m just so so SO excited that we have enough money to do at least that before I leave.

We will repair as much of the Secondary School as possible, but at the very least, the community around the school will be blessed with a reliable source of clean water.

If you still want to donate, you can still give by clicking here 🙂

Also, prayers are always accepted and appreciated 😉

Pray for the mission, for the community, and for the kids at the school.

 

Blessings,
Vimbo

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