Monday, April 30, 2012

Z iz for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
  1. a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980

I realize it may sound a little confounding to see a redneck in Caneyhead talking about an African country half a world away.  I admit I don't know a whole lot about the place.  But I do know that our little church has supported a feisty little missionary there named Sherri Bumstead for years.  And some folks have come back with her before to tell us about their land, their culture and what God has been doing for them there.  We see slides of the beautiful land, friendly people, modest churches, hospitals and schools.  We learn just how much we have that we take for granted.

Sherri teamed up with others and started a ministry called Bethany Ministries.  Recently, with leading from God, they have opened it up to be Bethany World Ministries.  Many from our church collect everything from baby things to school supplies to Christian literature for them to send to Zimbabwe and around the world.  Several folks go and volunteer in their warehouse from time to time, sorting things and packing them to go in large cargo containers to make their journey out once full.

There are many wonderful ministries spreading the love of Christ and the Good News of Salvation.  But if you don't know one personally and are looking for one to support, I unblinkingly recommend Bethany World Ministries to you.

You can find the link to them and to another fascinating ministry called Wild Horse Ministries that combines gentling horses with sharing the gospel in my sidebar under Recommended Links.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great ministry, Barbara!! Glad your church is part of it!! WTG for finishing the challenge!!!!! Congrats!

    betty

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