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Merry Christmas Zim Style

Merry Christmas from Zim So it’s Christmas eve and despite carol services, presents, advent candles, decorations and plenty of Christmas parties, it just doesn’t feel like Christmas. I think the 30° heat at probably has something to do with it. December is definitely holiday season here with lots of people travelling to family and offices […]

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Ovendens’ Overdue Update

  First of all, apologies for such a long gap between posts and for not letting you all know what’s been going on. We want to say a huge thank you for the love and support that we have been shown and we’re sorry that we haven’t got round to replying to you all individually. […]

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News update

Our road, looking beautiful in Zimbabwean Spring. This week we learnt that our appeal for our work permit has been rejected and we have been given until the end of the month to vacate Zimbabwe. We fly back to the UK on 31 October and will be there for a few weeks. We hope to return […]

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Turning Matabeleland Green

Tomato plants starting to develop.   I was recently asked to write an article for Operation Agri, a charitable trust in the UK who have donated money to Ebenezer. The project Operation Agri has funded is to build a greenhouse site, and the article’s about how much value that will add to the training experience […]

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Hindsight

Lois Teaching Phonics at Ebenezer.   Last September I wrote a post called ‘a time for everything’ where I reflected on what God was doing in me as I waited for my work permit. We had been in Zimbabwe for three months, my work permit had been rejected and we were in appeal. Whilst we […]

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Where are you God?

Today Christians across Zimbabwe, inspired by Psalm 10, are crying out to God in prayer. As I read the Psalm aloud, mindful of the situation here, it brings tears to my eyes and raises questions in my mind. I am so grateful that we serve a God who wants honesty in our questioning, but in whom […]

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Evelyn- My Story

This month’s blog is written by Mrs Evelyn Moyo, Blessing’s mother. Thank you for sharing Evelyn. I am posting this on election day in Zimbabwe. Please pray for Zimbabwe and for the Moyo family.  More than Conquerors: When I delivered Blessing, he was healthy without any complications. He was lovely, intelligent, and a promising future […]

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Time for a bit of therapy

    It has been a wee while coming, but all of a sudden I feel like a speech therapist again. No exciting news about my work permit or starting at the school, but in the meantime God seems to be putting a plethora of people in my path who need support with their communication. […]

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Living with uncertainty

At the start of April we headed to South Africa to meet the BMS Mission Personnel working across Africa for a 4day retreat. It was a time to be refreshed and to share together the joys and struggles of working on this wonderful continent. As we heard our colleagues’ stories, we were so thankful for […]

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Big year

It’s now 6 weeks since we arrived back in Zimbabwe; time has really flown. We’ve quickly settled back into life here and are enjoying getting back into the swing of the weekly routine that we had established before our time away in January. One of…