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Welcome to our Prayer Diary. Please visit this page for OUR LATEST NEWS and upcoming events,  updated entries on our prayer needs and partner with us in prayer. Prayer answereth all things.

 

Welcome to 2017

We had been offline and unable to send updates but now we are back and our feeding program is back AND FLOURISHING AGAIN. Walk with us and support us. Together we can make a big difference in the lives of the children. God richly bless you.

We will be posting updates every two weeks on here. But weekly updates will be on our facebook page. Thank you.

Welcome to 2016.

Hebrews 12:1, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

The race has been set before us. Let us run it with perseverance.

Our posts will resume next week Monday. We have rested well. The race resumes. God be with you this 2016. Amen

Welcome to 2015. EBENEZER!

26 October 2015

Christmas Party; Netball and Volleyball tournaments coming up early to Mid December

We are excited at the prospect of a Netball tournament for the ladies and a volleyball tournament for the youths. Really pleases our hearts to host community events. People love to gather to play and to support those taking part. Always a carnival atmosphere. We thank God for such priceless moments. These tournaments help build relations, provide recreation and create platforms for the sharing of the message of the cross.

We have truly loved our time in the community and having local leaders involved does give lasting life to these programs.

The kids showed up for the kids program. exciting times these as the Christmas party draws close. A final date will be shared soon. Its a time to eat wonderful food, get presents and do the Christmas play. We are so looking forward to this. The highlight our year. We will soon start canvassing for donations and presents for the kids to make this day great. Play your part if you can. Let us bring smiles to the faces of these children. We have on average 150 kids in Mount Hampden and 100 in Bindura. Wouldnt it be wonderful to bring them all together and have a blast!? Help us make this happen. Amen

Mind you in 2016 we want to introduce Wednesday drop in days for the children.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for the proposed upcoming events. Christmas Party for the children and Netball and Volleyball tournaments early December. Pray that they are a resounding success.

2.Let us be praying for resources to enable us to do the feeding program on Wednesdays.

3. be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

4. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

5. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

6. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

7.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

8. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

9. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

19 October 2015

Netball tournament and volleyball tournament coming up early December

the much loved ladies netball tournament is coming back. Early December. Dates to be finalized upon soon. The youth volleyball tournament that had been postponed in September will finally take place too. God is good.

The kids drop in program on Saturdays has had to move to the community hall as the children are allegedly destroying flower beds. They will have to do indoor games while we look into the allegations. Perhaps its high time we found space of our own to grow this work. Prayers will begin in earnest for this. God is good. Always so pleasing to see so many kids coming to be a part of the program and learning the word of God.

Do continue to keep us in your prayers. Children need to know more and more about God and make informed choices for themselves.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for resources to enable us to do the feeding program on Wednesdays.

2. be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

12 October 2015

After a two week break we are back..

Our kids program continues unabated. Children from all walks of life continue to make their way to our programs. We are happy to report that the program continues to be beneficial to the community. Truancy in school has lessened. Good behaviour is on the rise. Parents and guardians are bringing reports of their children improved behavior. This is good news for our program. We are definitely making a positive impact. This is why we want to increase our feeding days from the current one to two. Wednesday and Saturdays. Keep praying with us.

The youth volleyball tournament did not take off as the invited teams did not confirm. We are however hopeful we will be able to do it again real soon. We will let you know the new dates. God bless you.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for resources to enable us to do the feeding program on Wednesdays.

2. be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

21 September 2015

The volleyball tournament is back on the radar after the missing pole was found. Youths are back to playing again and its a good sight to behold. A lot of them had missed their sport. Thankfully normal order has been restored. We continue to trust God for opportunities for the sharing our faith with the youths. God is good. Our pursuit of the incorruptible is non relenting.

The kids program numbers continue to pick up every weekend and it is our joy to be able to continue providing recreation, bible teachings and food for the children. As always we wish to do a little bit more to ensure children truly benefit. God will see us through. He is on the job 24/7. Continue to bring the children before the Lord that the Word of the Lord they get to hear may produce fruit that will last beyond adulthood.

And as we stated last week. We continue to pray for resources to enable us to have the drop in program on Wednesdays as well. To God be the glory.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for resources to enable us to do the feeding program on Wednesdays.

2. be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.


14 September 2015

Schools have opened. A lot of the children have returned from rural settings and raring to go. We therefore expect kids numbers to pick up again gradually and become very high by end of September. These adorable little ones continue to face divers kinds of social problems ranging from financial and material lack to lack of recreational activity after school. It is our hope that we can expand our drop in program to cover at least one new day mid week. meaning we would meet them Wednesdays and Saturdays in that order. While sports coaching does continue daily it is the aspects of bible teachings, fun games and eating together that are only done on Saturdays. It would be wonderful to have these on Wednesdays. Be praying for us.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us thank God together for a successful netball tournament! God is good.

2. be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

7 September 2015

We finally managed to post pics of the netball tournament. Thank you for liking the pictures. The tournament really meant a lot to us. We are truly thankful to God for the seed we sowed in all the the women who attended. We are looking forward to the next tournament and the opportunity to continue exploring avenues for Christ.

This past weekend the kids program did not take place as there was a church conference. Program will resume 12 September. Let us keep praying for the children and their caregivers. This work needs to stay on course. God is good.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us thank God together for a successful netball tournament! God is good.

2. be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.


31 August 2015

UPCOMING EVENT: VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

Apologies for not posting the tournament pictures. We are hoping we can do so this week. The holidays are slowly drawing to a close. We are looking forward to the last school term of the year and our end of year party.

We have started a fund raiser for a mini bus. Please support this. Susan Bender visited our project since February and returned home to Canada in July has started this funding process for us. here is the link. www.gofundme.com/fahbr9yg If you can give please do so. Otherwise be praying for this to be a success. God is good.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us thank God together for a successful netball tournament! God is good.

2. be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

24 August 2015

UPCOMING EVENT: VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

What a tournament! It was a first in the community! And people flocked to witness the netball tournament unravel. This was a perfect way for Harvesters in Sport to introduce themselves as a Christian Organization. Our ladies team was well behaved and to cap it off actually won the inaugural tournament. Afterwards all the teams shared a meal and friendships were built. God is good!

Overall this was a success. the support the intensity of play was barely believable. We truly thank God. We would like to thank the ladies who worked tirelessly to ensure the tournament took off. Pictures of the event will be on our facebook page this week. Thank you for all your prayers those who managed to pray. God be with you.

On the sidelines the kids program went on 89 kids managed to stay focused enough to attend. they played fun games and enjoyed the word before eating something and joining others at the netball field.

Its over to the young people now to organize a successful Volleyball tournament. Let us keep them in our prayers! Amen

Prayer requests:

1. Let us thank God together for a successful netball tournament! God is good.

2. be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

17 August 2015


UPCOMING EVENT: NETBALL TOURNAMENT 22 AUGUST 2015; VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

Last week Monday was our heroes holiday. No posting was done. Sorry for not giving a heads up about it. But its good to be back. You haven't really missed much. The past two weeks have seen the start of our school holiday. Activity usually declines sharply during this period as guardians and parents take children to rural areas to lessen the financial load for the month. Our drop in program does take a hit during the holidays. From a high of nearly 200 kids we are now averaging 80 kids. This is still a good number and even if they were to dwindle to less than 20 we would still gladly serve them. We rejoice in our God our strength at every turn and making a difference in the lives of these kids is what we live for!

The youth volleyball has ground to a halt. Someone stole one of the poles were the net gets tied to. And they have tried to follow up on it in vain. We hoping to resort to wooden planks but these get easily taken down too and used as firewood. The stolen pole was metal and we never expected anyone to remove it. Such is life in Mount Hampden. We hope to find a solution real soon to enable the youth to continue in fellowship.

This coming weekend our ladies netball tournament should still go ahead. If the invited teams are committed there is an allowance to do the tournament on the 29th of August. Please keep watching this space for details.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

3 August 2015


UPCOMING EVENT: NETBALL TOURNAMENT 22 AUGUST 2015; VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

The ladies netball team upped their preparations for the August 22 Tournament by participating in a four team match up at Gwebi College over the weekend. They lost one match. The same teams are visiting us next week. It will be our opportunity to build on the relationships we developed with the teams at Gwebi thus enabling us to share our faith with them on our home turf. Remember us in your prayers.

The kids program continues to impress. 146 children were present at our Mount Hampden center. Images will be put on our facebook page soon. Keep supporting our work. If you browse this website you will realise some changes are being embraced. Give us your views. mail us. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it God be with you.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

27 July 2015


UPCOMING EVENT: NETBALL TOURNAMENT 22 AUGUST 2015; VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

at least 160 children attended the drop in program this past weekend. The place is full of life all over again. This really pleases us. We truly thank God. Our youths played a volleyball match and won. Serious talent in the area. But they lost their soccer match which is understandable as they had to walk long distances to go play the match for lack of transportation. We will get it right some day. They still returned in high spirits though which is important.

Preparations for the two tournaments continue to gather pace. It is our heartfelt desire to unite the community through sport. God will see us through. Amen.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

20 July 2015

UPCOMING EVENT: NETBALL TOURNAMENT 22 AUGUST 2015; VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

Preparations are ongoing for our two tournaments. Ladies are practicing hard for the netball tournament and so are the youths for the volleyball. We wish them well as they gear up for the inaugural tournaments. As we stated earlier we hope the Netball tournament will culminate in an area league for the ladies. Recreation is seriously lacking in these parts.

The kids continue to turn up. We had 183 kids for the drop in program. The numbers continue to grow unabated. Whats really pleasing is the commitment of the caregivers. All the children are feeling a lot more welcome now than before. Big improvement. We thank God.

In BIndura Wilmot and Team continue to work tirelessly for the work to keep growing. Let us continue to remember them in our prayers. God is good.

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.



3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

13 July 2015

UPCOMING EVENT: NETBALL TOURNAMENT 22 AUGUST 2015; VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

Having pulled out of the Harare league due to unethical practices we have now resorted to working on an area league to benefit local communities. We are therefore going to host a tournament on the 22nd of August. We are expecting to get 8 teams from different communities. Please be praying for us. This is our own way of empowering communities and sharing our faith.

We are also mooting a volleyball tournament on the 26th of September 2015. This will be a men's tournament. We have not done much for the youths and men in the area.

The kids programs in Bindura and Mt Hampden are going on and growing. Praise God. 120 kids weekly in Bindura and 140 on average in Mt Hampden. Please be praying for us. We need this work to continue to grow and funding to be made available to feed the children on a weekly basis. Amen. We havent posted pics in a while we are hoping to be posting some on our facebook page this week.

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.



3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

6 July 2015

Our ladies team played CBZ and lost. Sadly the blantant cheating that occurred when they played Kuwadzana resurfaced leaving them all very discouraged and unwilling to go on. We realised we probably rushed them into the league. Players from one team show up playing for the other team. There is no order and it has adversely affected our players. Pulling out of the League is the only logical solution at the moment. Our players and coaches are happy to play in the area zone league that we have been intending to work on. The Harare league has a lot of cleaning up to do to make the league professional and worthwhile. Meanwhile our ladies will be protected from all of this and play in the Area league which should begin mid August. Yes things have happened very fast but sometimes it takes errors of this magnitude to help straighten us out.

Kids program was a bright spot as has been lately.. Children continue to come and be part and parcel of the program which is really pleasing. And our lessons have been good but are now running out we need to release volume 2 of the kids lessons.

On the whole we will continue pursuing the three sporting disciplines that we have been working on in Mount Hampden that is Volleyball, Soccer and Netball. Our biggest aim remains to win souls. To God be the Glory! Amen.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.



3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

29 June 2015

Our Ladies team received a bye this past weekend after their epic win over seasoned campaigners Bona Fide. Most importantly one of the team shooters gave her life to the Lord. We praise God for such a development. At the end of the day we are in it to win souls and groom people for the Lord. This is therefore very encouraging! There remains a few more who made the team who are not yet saved. We continue to pray for them.

The children program was very good too. The kids numbers continues to surge after a few disruptions like we explained previously. Thank you for praying with us. We hope to continue to make a difference in the lives of the children and impact some of their parents too. But we do need to garner more support to enable us to feed these children properly.

The 24 June seminar was canceled due to a lack of a venue. We are now working around a date in late July which we will announce shortly. We will leave no stone unturned in our quest to make Jesus known. Amen and for those who know him to become grounded in the Lord.

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.



3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.


6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.


7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

 

22 June 2015

Our internet nightmares continue unabated. Please bear with us.

Our ladies team eventually won! they beat Bona Fide 25-23! there was serious dancing and ululation as the entire community joined in the celebrations after the match. Truly remarkable! Showed how much this team means to the community. We are excited at the prospect of winning souls for the Lord. He is a good God!

The kids numbers are beginning to pick up again after another difficult spell affected by community celebrations and then some cult dancers that drive fear into kids. they were running around the play area scaring kids off. This past Saturday we were able to have our program unabated. We praise God!

what is pretty obvious at the moment is that the children need more food. our program used to fill them up but that is no longer the case. We need to change this situation around and be able to feed the children again.

24 June OM's Mushipe will be conducting a netball seminar from 10-1400hrs. This is for purposes of helping the leaders fully utilize netball as a sport for purposes of evangelism and discipleship.. Be praying for us.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Firstly let us Praise God for the successful 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden by Harvesters World Ministries premises. 42 participants successfully completed the training. Let us continue praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

10 June 2015

We are having endless network nightmares thus affecting our ability to update our web pages. Please bear with us while this problem is being rectified. We hope in time this will be a thing of the past.

The ladies netball team is probably the most topical at this time. A new project bringing together a lot of ladies in the community we serve. We are thankful to God for what He is doing. Helping us provide recreation and opportunity to share the message of the cross. He is an awesome God. Amen

While ladies are busy we have a number of our coaches that are making a real impact in different areas. Firstly we now have two coaches assigned to Cornelius Hope Academy Primary School in the good hope area of West gate. The coaches are in charge of the soccer teams currently and have helped transform their fortunes on the field of play. From losing all their games to now winning and drawing some. Tremendous progress has been made. This is all just a voluntary service to the school as we seek for opportunities to share our faith. God is good.

Two other coaches are now assigned to the Salvation Army school that hosts our drop in program on Saturdays. God is good. One is coaching Soccer while the other is coaching volleyball. A lot happening on the ground.

Our Saturday program continues unabated. We will be posting pics of all the areas we are in involved in end of the Month. We cant wait to share with you. God is good.

Prayer requests:

1. Firstly let us Praise God for the successful 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden by Harvesters World Ministries premises. 42 participants successfully completed the training. Let us continue praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team has been birthed. Thank you for praying with us. And with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up when they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

 

 

18 May 2015


UPCOMING EVENTS: 30 May Netball league starts.

Preparations for the netball season opener are well under way. We still to have a final team though but we continue to work and to take players through their motions.

On a different note We have reached an agreement with Cornelius Hope Academy Primary School a Christian school to coach Soccer every Monday and Wednesday. This is a free service a way of giving back to the community. We praise God!! This is an opportunity not only to impart soccer skills but more importantly to teach Jesus to the participants. Rejoice with us!

Its been a busy couple of months for volleyball too. We now have a junior and a senior Volleyball teams. God is good. They are raring to go as well and want to play matches too.. More and more people will get to know the message of the cross through these sporting initiatives. To God be the glory!

 

Prayer requests:

1. Firstly let us Praise God for the successful 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden by Harvesters World Ministries premises. 42 participants successfully completed the training. Let us continue praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

12 May 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS: 30 May Netball league starts.

The training on the 9th of May was postponed again. We continue to discuss with the school. We value our relationship with the school. We could easily have moved the training to a community centre but we will wait for the greenlight from the school and relevant authorities. Bindura 1 for 50 training remains on ice for now.

Schools reopened and our team managed to hand over some educational books we managed to source by close of term last year. God is good.

Our Netball ladies got the baptism of fire at the tournament. They lost all their matches and by wide margins too. Thankfully they all knew it was a learning curve. Going forward we hope they will improve. We are now preparing for the start of the league proper weekend of the 30th of May 2015. We will soon know how many teams will be in our league. Exposure will be good for our ladies as this helps them test their faith too as they will experience all sorts on away matches. The need for a bus has never been greater. We will need a bus to be able to ferry them to and from matches in addition to other ministry needs that await the bus. Be praying for us. We totally need secure transportation.

Please visit our facebook page for pics of our ladies in action.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Firstly lt us Praise God for the successful 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden by Harvesters World Ministries premises. 42 participants successfully completed the training. Let us continue praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.


4 May 2015


UPCOMING EVENTS: 9 MAY NYAVA, BINDURA 1 FOR 50 TRAINING

42 participants attended the Mount Hampden 1 for 50 training. It was a truly remarkable experience. For some this was their first ever certificate. What a good God we serve!We will be posting some images this week.

Due to a ministry of Education directive we had to postpone our 1 for 50 training for Bindura to the 9th of May in Nyava, Bindura. Our local trained team will be going to Nyava to conduct this training. We have three certified trainers now in our midst. We thank God! Amen.

Schools open this week. Our drop in programs will be a hive of activity once again. Bindura normally shuts down for the holidays as kids will no longer be available but Mount Hampden program continues to cater for at 120 kids weekly, with schools opening the number rises up to 200 or more. The impact the Word of God is having on these children is unbelievable. We are so thankful and grateful to God for all these opportunities He continues to accord us. He is an awesome God.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Firstly lt us Praise God for the successful 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden by Harvesters World Ministries premises. 42 participants successfully completed the training. Let us continue praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

20 April 2015


UPCOMING EVENTS: 22-24 APRIL MOUNT HAMPDEN 1 FOR 50 TRAINING; 25 APRIL NYAVA, BINDURA 1 FOR 50 TRAINING

The 1 for 50 training is on this week. The facilitators are already in the country praise God. 33 people have so far signed up for the training. We were targeting 40 participants! Could still be a reality. Be praying for us. We need this training to be a success and all those that remain behind after getting this training will be tasked to practice the new techniques.

Heavy rains have been pounding us for the past week and thus affecting negatively kids participation in the drop in program. but great to have so many kids still showing up to learn, play and eat! We thank God for such an opportunity to transform lives.

 

Prayer requests:

1.Let us be praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden and Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

13 April 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS: 22-24 APRIL MOUNT HAMPDEN 1 FOR 50 TRAINING; 25 APRIL NYAVA, BINDURA 1 FOR 50 TRAINING

After a hectic Easter Spell we are back. Its good to be back. Kids are doing well. We are averaging 120 kids during this school holiday. That is a lot of children and their enthusiasm has never been greater. It feels so good to be contributing to the livelihoods of these little ones in our own small way.

On 30 March 2015 we managed to distribute 800 desks to Kuwadzana Mount Hampden Primary School. Really pleased us to participate in the hand over ceremony. We did put up pics of that event. To God be the glory. Hopefully the children will have better learning facilities going forward. Amen.

 

Prayer requests:

1.Let us be praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden and Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.



30 March 2015

Today we get to meet at least 900 school children from Kuwadzana Salvation Army school and we get to hand over donated mobile desks. 800 of them. This is probably our first major networking project. We managed to work with Twin Rivers Primary School who funded the purchase of these desks. Be on the look out for pictures of this event on Tuesday 31 March on our Facebook page. God is good.

If you have things you can offer the less privileged kids we work with please do not hesitate to contact us and we can benefit these children. Even children's bibles are more than welcome, toys, books, pens etc.

If you are willing to help send some of the kids to school let us know again and we will give you the details. Same applies to any interest in feeding the children. We want to make a difference continually in this community and also Nyaya in rural bindura. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1.Let us be praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden and Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.


23 March 2015


UPCOMING EVENTS: 30 MARCH 2015 PRESENTATION OF PORTABLE DESKS TO KUWADZANA SALVATION ARMY SCHOOL,  22-24 APRIL 2015 1 FOR 50 TRAINING IN MOUNT HAMPDEN. 25 APRIL DAY'S TRAINING IN NYAVA, BINDURA

Nothing pleases our hearts more than participating in the empowerment of children. A lot of children have come to know the Lord as a result and school authorities who previously doubted our intentions and made life difficult for us have suddenly come on board and are beginning to give us the necessary support. This is really pleasing and we thank God for all the wonderful opportunities he has opened up for us. He is a good God. Amen

We have a number of upcoming events and we are really looking forward to it. Next week Monday we will be at the school in the company of Twin Rivers who are donating 800 portable desks to the school. Let us be praying for this event. We are only interested in being a blessing to the children of the area we serve in.

Let us pray for Nancy as she conducts 1 for 50 training in Mt Hampden 22-24 April and 25 April in Bindura.

 

Prayer requests:

1.Let us be praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden and Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

16 March 2015


UPCOMING EVENTS: 22-24 APRIL 2015 1 FOR 50 TRAINING IN MOUNT HAMPDEN. 25 APRIL DAY'S TRAINING IN NYAVA, BINDURA

again another phenomenal program day this past weekend. 190 kids in attendance. To God be the glory!

1 f0r 50 training coming up. Let us keep Nancy in our prayers. And the attendees too. We hope to expose new people to kids training methods.

 

Prayer requests:

1.Let us be praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden and Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

9 March 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS: 22-24 APRIL 2015 1 FOR 50 TRAINING IN MOUNT HAMPDEN. 25 APRIL DAY'S TRAINING IN NYAVA, BINDURA

 

We are excited to announce the upcoming 1 for 50 training to be held in Mount Hampden from the 22nd of April to the 24th. Nancy Fritz will be coming from the USA to conduct this training. As always its an opportunity for our leaders to be groomed and equipped to become better children's ministry leaders and trainers. Praise God.

They will also conduct a day's training in Nyava Bindura for Wilmot and team.

Let us be praying for this event. Amen.

The kids program is growing more and more with each passing week. It is not just the numbers but the quality of the children. A lot of good reports are coming to us from their parents and guardians. Surely Harvesters is doing something right in the lives of these children. We praise His name! We are grateful too for the numerous leaders that we now have attending to the children.

In Bindura Wilmot and team are still working at it and growing the work as well. a full day 1 for 50 training is being lined up for Bindura. God is good.

 

Prayer requests:

1.Let us be praying for the upcoming 1 for 50 training in Mount Hampden and Bindura. We are trusting God for successful time of training. Praise God.

2. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

3. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

4. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

9. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

2 March 2015

Our first Friday of sporting activities was a huge success.. Children responded positively and so did the women who came to play netball. We thank God. The hunger for the Lord as well is something to savor! We are truly grateful to God for all these life changing opportunities that he is affording us. He is a good God. Amen.

We are thankful as well to Twin Rivers and the relationship thats ensuing between them and the local school that houses our programs! They handed over some pens and erasers to the school. These will be officially handed over this Friday and our team will be there on the ground to oversee this process. We hope more and more help will be found for these less privileged kids. Our God is good.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

23 February 2015

The Mount Hampden program is adding an extra full day. While we are there daily attending to kids needs and etc Saturday was our only main day. But due to new demands and need to minister to more and more kids, youths and women. We are therefore making Friday a bona fide sporting day! We will do Volley ball, Soccer, netball and darts! We are excited at the prospect of growing the work this way. Be praying with us.

On Friday we managed to take a private school Twin Rivers to the school we are working from. A lot of them were moved even to tears at the sheer poverty and lack in this area yet its only a stone throw away from the country's largest shopping mall..

We will put up pics of the visit on our facebook page.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

15 February 2015

We had an opportunity to hand out shoes we sourced from Faith in God who got them from Samaritan Shoes. Pictures will be posted Tuesday of this wonderful occasion it left us so joyful that we were able to contribute something to the lives of the children in this area. This took place on Friday. And Sat as expected our program number swelled up. We had at least 150 children in attendance and more and more are going to come! We love spending time with the kids and imparting what God lays on our hearts. Their futures are getting brighter and brighter. God is good.

We continue to help send some of them to school and provide food for them as well in the process! Our God is great! Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9 February 2015

nothing much to report this weekend we had the same 114 kids showing up.. good to have consistency. We just need to keep praying for the children and the rest of the prayer requests we share below. Always wonderful to see the bright faces and the joy they have as they participate in the various activities. Our God is a god God. Our God reigns and is awesome!! We are building future leaders in our own small way and raising capacity to the praise and glory of his name. Amen.

Do take note of our prayer requests and be praying with us. Time to turn some of these prayer requests into praise items. God is good. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.


2 February 2015

We had 114 kids in attendance. We thank God. We played games, sang songs and listened to the word of God and had something to eat afterwards. Our hearts continue to bleed as we see the untold suffering among the kids. We can only pray that God intervenes and blesses these little ones. they deserve a chance to go back to school. They deserve a chance to have proper clothing and a proper meal per day. God will provide soon. He is the Father to the Fatherless. Amen

Be praying with us over the requests listed below. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.


 

26 January 2015

firstly let us praise God for the successful Leaders/volunteers training. 18 leaders were in attendance. and the difference is showing as last year we sometimes had to contend with 3 or 4 leaders when kids where as many as 200. but now we have an average of 10 leaders present with the children. Praise God.

The kids program resumed 17 January and 95 kids were in attendance. the 24th of January had 118 children. As always we aim to inspire children with the word of God and attend to their overwhelming needs namely, food, education, recreation and so on.

Our hearts sank this past Saturday as a bright young boy 10 years of age showed up for the first time. He has never been to school. He wears the same clothes day in day out. Bathing is a rarity in his life. He hardly bathes. He is an orphan taken in by a single mum who has her own two children who she is failing to look after. It really melted our hearts. We sent our leaders to investigate the situation further. what is clear is this child needs to go back to school as soon as possible. He needs clothes and proper food too. Lord have mercy. There are several cases of such struggling children. But we can only attend to them one at a time as the Lord enables us financially. Be praying for this young boy. We will share more next week.

We have introduced booklets for children. to help enhance learning. They need to know there is a God who loves them no matter what. A God who has loved them with an everlasting love!!!

Be in prayer for us as we continue this journey in 2015. To God be the Glory.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Let us be praying for astronomical needs in the area. We need God to help us raise proper finances to be able to meet the obvious needs and help alleviate the serious lack and suffering. Yes we wont be able to eradicate it all but we want to play our part and help connect people with God.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs, recreational events etc to expose the children. God will do it let us keep praying. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Be praying for the booklets that they may help well and truly teach the children the goodness of God. And may the children be inspired to want to serve this great God. Amen Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.


 

15 December 2014

What a party!! Having settled for the 20th the leadership panel decided to go ahead with the 13th to fill in the void created by the postponement of the tournament. Sorry about the confusion over the last few days. But kids came and had a super amazing day filled with sporting activities and fun games. Absolutely wonderful day.. Do take a look at some of the images we put up. Rejoice in the Lord with us. Nothing pleases more than seeing kids overjoyed and having tons of fun.. truly remarkable. Our God is Great.

It was great having our brother Dusan along! He brought Misha his work colleague. They took part in the sports and fun games. We looking forward to having them around again. God is good.

Both Mount Hampden and Bindura are taking a break and will resume next year. 9-10 January 2014 is set aside for our training. This will serve as a refresher for the leaders and new volunteers. Leaders from Bindura and Mount Hampden are expected and hopefully from Zambia as well.

Normal programming will resume 17 January 2015 and daily after that. Between now and that time however leaders will take turns to avail themselves to the children. Our updates will cease today and resume Monday the 12th of January 2015. Be in prayer for us. As in 2015 we wish to take the work of God a notch higher. New communities and etc. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. Leaders and Volunteers training 9-10 January 2015. Please be praying for us as we seek to refresh and reequip the leaders for the work in 2015.

2. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. A 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs even with Zambia. God will do it let us keep praying.

4. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

8 December 2014

Preparations for the Christmas party in Mt Hampden are at an advanced stage. God is good. Kids doing their Christmas play lines. Exciting stuff.. Angels getting wings and so on. Really pleasing. But because the play is not yet ready we have decided to let the party take place on the 20th despite the fact that some of the key kids will be absent. A tough juggle. In future we will consider having this party belatedly in January and reward all the faithful kids who would have attended most of the programs.

Bindura will have to do their party early January as most of the kids have scattered due to the holidays. It is tradition here to visit relatives during this time.

We looking forward to the break as it will help us prepare all the necessary instruments for 2015. We need new equipment and new ideas to spice up the program. kids can get easily bored. and as the year wears on numbers begin to dwindle though they have remained over 100 on average.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. We want to thank the Lord for providing internet devices to link Bindura and Mount Hampden. We are meeting the Mount Hampden and Bindura teams mid November to set the connectivity in motion. God is good. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. An 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs even with Zambia. God will do it let us keep praying.

3. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

1 December 2014

The much anticipated inaugural soccer tournament slated for 13 December will no longer be taking place. Trevor Mazhande of Harvesters in Sport UK who was supposed to grace the event and bring medals is no longer coming. He has other plans. We hope we can have one in 2015 at some point. This is a good way of bringing neighbouring communities together.

This therefore means the Christmas party that was supposed to take place on the 20th of December will now take place on the 13th of December. many of the guardians had highlighted that 20 December was too far for them as they needed to take kids to rural areas for the holidays. Everything therefore works for the good to them that love the Lord. This gives us an opportunity to enjoy a meal with many of the kids. God is good.

A workbook for the kids for 2015 is now at an advanced stage. Remember we intend to ensure each child has a book to use that has spiritual content to help them cement their spiritual roots in Christ. God is good. Do keep us in your prayers. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. We want to thank the Lord for providing internet devices to link Bindura and Mount Hampden. We are meeting the Mount Hampden and Bindura teams mid November to set the connectivity in motion. God is good. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. An 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs even with Zambia. God will do it let us keep praying.

3. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden and Bindura areas we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the big van we mention on prayer item numbers 2 and 3.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

24 November 2014

We had a brief meeting with the school head where our Mt Hampden program is housed to discuss a few areas of cooperation. We are interested in supporting a few awards yearly during the school's prize giving ceremony. This can only further cement our relations with the school and benefit the children. Amen.

If it works out well we will do the same for our Bindura project and hopefully take it to Zambia as well. The Lord will make a way. Amen.

As we shared last week. We need God's intervention in 2015 to enable our projects to be viable and fruitful. We want more children to know the Lord. We want more children to be grounded in the Lord. We want more children to go to school.

Our flagship project in Mount Hampden continues to do well. God is good. Children are taught the word daily, participate in games and are fed on Saturdays which is our main program day.

The Christmas party is around the corner for Mt Hampden. It is our wish to take the same concept to Bindura as well this year. Resources permitting we should be able to be a blessing to the children in Bindura. Do keep us in your prayers. Amen.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. We want to thank the Lord for providing internet devices to link Bindura and Mount Hampden. We are meeting the Mount Hampden and Bindura teams mid November to set the connectivity in motion. God is good. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. An 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs even with Zambia. God will do it let us keep praying.

3. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

5. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

9. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

10. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

17 November 2014

We are thankful for the schools were we have been running our program for the past couple of years in Mount Hampden and Bindura. In 2015 we would like to enhance the relationship we have with these schools by sponsoring some sort of a sporting award yearly. This would be a wonderful way of us giving back to the schools. They have stood by us through highs and lows and time has come definitely for us to take this relationship to the next level. We thank God indeed.

Our Zambia project needs God's intervention in 2015. We need to make new inroads and find suitable fundraisers to enable us to take the work of God forward. We have people willing to carry the Harvesters flag in Zambia but requisite funding is necessary to enable these to solely focus on the work of Harvesters.

We do not want the Zimbabwe-Zambia connection to die. It has to grow from strength to strength. Amen.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. We want to thank the Lord for providing internet devices to link Bindura and Mount Hampden. We are meeting the Mount Hampden and Bindura teams mid November to set the connectivity in motion. God is good. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. An 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs even with Zambia. God will do it let us keep praying.

3. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

5. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

9. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

10. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10 November 2014

Twas good to have our usual Saturday back with us and children attendance increased markedly... God is good. New kids giving their lives to the Lord is our biggest joy. We continue to pray that none of these the Lord has given to us will fall away from the Lord. Amen

As we shared last week we are winding down to the long anticipated break from the program. This will see the Leaders going away to refresh or recharge their batteries to enable them to serve the children better in 2015. during the break we will have some Leader availability to deal with a few walk ins. Amen.

In 2015 we hope to introduce small workbooks for the children that they will be filling in as they learn the word of God. be praying for us for this process to go on smoothly. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 to 2016 to 20 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. We want to thank the Lord for providing internet devices to link Bindura and Mount Hampden. We are meeting the Mount Hampden and Bindura teams mid November to set the connectivity in motion. God is good. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. An 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs even with Zambia. God will do it let us keep praying.

3. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

5. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

9. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

10. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

 


3 November 2014

Our main day was disrupted by a ladies conference for the Salvation army, they filled all the grounds and left us a very small portion for the program. A lot of the children got affected as a result. But we thank God for those who came. They had a wonderful time as always. We are counting down the days now towards our Christmas party slated for the 20th of December. This will signal the last official day of the drop in program till early 2015. Leaders will still be taking turns to be with any children who show up in between till we officially open again thus those needing attention will receive it.

 

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. We want to thank the Lord for providing internet devices to link Bindura and Mount Hampden. We are meeting the Mount Hampden and Bindura teams mid November to set the connectivity in motion. God is good. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. An 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs even with Zambia. God will do it let us keep praying.

3. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

5. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

9. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

10. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

 


 

27 October 2014

We building towards year end now. The last Sat of October was very encouraging. Kids continue to turn out in large numbers. We ran out of food. The leaders had to improvise to make sure every one got something to eat. The count down to the Christmas party has begun. We intend to have our Christmas party on the 20th of December then shut down for a couple of weeks to enable the leaders a break and a few refresher courses early January then resume the work again. It is always sad to have to shut down as a lot of the children continue to need assistance one way or the other.

Keep Wilmot and team in Bindura in your prayers. That come 2015 we may be able to impact more children and have a really viable and beneficial program for the children.

Let us not forget Zambia too. They have gone through a difficult financial spell but we remain encouraged by their keenness to serve the Lord. We pray for an influx of resources in 2015 to the praise and glory of His name. Amen.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. We want to thank the Lord for providing internet devices to link Bindura and Mount Hampden. We are meeting the Mount Hampden and Bindura teams mid November to set the connectivity in motion. God is good. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. An 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs even with Zambia. God will do it let us keep praying.

3. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

5. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

9. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

10. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

20 October 2014

Twas nearly a full house in Mount Hampden with the juniors class packed-65 kids in attendance. All the leaders had their hands full. We definitely do need a few more hands to enable us to adequately meet the needs of the children.

Bindura continues to average 95 kids weekly. We have a lot of children wanting to come we just a few home visits away to get their guardians permission for them to attend. We still have much to do in Bindura. But it is getting better with each passing week. Do keep us in your prayers.

Let us continue to uplift Zambia as well. Bwalya the team leader has faced a lot of hurdles ranging from family illnesses to financial inadequacies but we thank God he remains strong and ready to take the work forward. We continue to trust in the Lord. We are working on visiting Zambia early 2015 to strengthen the brethren. God is good.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. We want to thank the Lord for providing internet devices to link Bindura and Mount Hampden. We are meeting the Mount Hampden and Bindura teams mid November to set the connectivity in motion. God is good. The next big project we are trusting God for is a big van. An 25-30 seater to enable us to enhance exchange programs even with Zambia. God will do it let us keep praying.

3. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

5. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

9. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

10. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

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13 October 2014

We are thankful to God for the opportunity to work with children. Poverty is a bad thing but the lack in the area has provided us with an opportunity to meet with children, teach them the word and some valuable life skills, feed them and pay fees for some of them. If this had been a rich community access would have been at a different level and perhaps without the amazing results that we are seeing in the area. We do not rejoice in lack and poverty rather through our trust in our Lord Jesus Christ we seek to play our part to help eradicate poverty and bring fulness of life to God's people as His word clears promises us in John 10v10. One small step at a time the emancipation of the people is happening and God is receiving the praise and the Glory. For all glory belongs to him. The same is true for Zambia in Lusaka and Chongwe where we are seeking to be of service to our Lord and Savior.

Do visit our facebook page and see images from Mount Hampden program. In due season we will have the capacity to have images from all our centres. God will do it. Amen. As always keep praying with us and supporting us. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen

2. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

5. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

9. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

10. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

11. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

12. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.



6 October 2014

We are counting down to the December tournament. Resources permitting it would be wonderful to bring the Zambian Team to participate in this tournament and just have enhanced fellowship with their Mount Hampden and Bindura counterparts. We continue to pray for the success of this first ever Harvesters in Sport junior age groups tournament. We hope to open it up to other teams and communities in 2015.

We also would like to lift up in prayer Trevor and Team out in the UK who continue to work tirelessly at raising awareness of our work in Africa. 22November is slated for the dine for Africa dinner. We pray for a successful event. Amen

We are reorganizing our work here in Zimbabwe and hoping to have better synergy between the two centres we currently preside over that is Bindura and Mount Hampden. There has to be better interaction and more exchange programs in 2015. And as we stated  beginning of the year. This will need a reliable mode of transport and we have not stopped trusting God for a big vehicle to enable us to achieve this dream in 2015.

We were recently blessed with two gadgets to help with emails and report writing for Mount Hampden and Bindura. 2015 should be a much better year for us. Amen. Keep praying with us and if you are able come and participate on the ground in the work. to the praise and glory of His name. Amen.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen

2. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

3. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

4.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

5. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

6.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

7. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

8. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

9. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

10. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

11. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

12. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.


29 September 2014

We thank God for the Harvesters members who participated in the 1 for 50 training of trainers held from Monday 22 to friday 26 September. The team returned full of life and zest and raring to take the children's ministry to the next level. What an awesome God we serve. Bwalya the Harvesters Zambia Team Leader attended the training too. This can only be good news for our work in Zambia.

It is pleasing to note that Mount Hampden, Bindura and Harvesters Zambia (Lusaka) are now running independently. Being led by people residing in the respective communities. What we trusting God for now more than anything is that finances be made available to enable us to adequately support these community leaders. Our aim is to reach 1000 children with the gospel in 2015. And we need to equip the people on the ground and enable them to focus solely on the work of God. Amen.

The program has to be enriched and become a blessing to the various communities we are serving. Amen.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We want to impact 1000 children in 2015 collectively in all the communities we will be serving the Lord in. Amen

2. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

22 September 2014

Today the 1 for 50 training of trainers kicks off at Northside community church in Borrowdale. We are excited that we are represented at this important training. We have 3 Harvesters in Sport Leaders in attendance. We hope they in turn will go around training others and the chain goes on and on. God is good. Time has come indeed for a new breed of local leaders in Harvesters in Sport Zimbabwe. Do keep praying for us. We have trained the first lot of volunteer leaders and a new crop of among them is ready to take the vision to the next level. We can only sand in awe of our God. He is amazing.

He will take us to new heights. He is the Lord God Almighty. We will not fear. As always keep us in your prayers as we pursue new things in our God. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.


15 September 2014

Twas wonderful to get a call from a lady who had seen our work and wanted to hand out some clothes. We therefore met her and drove to Mount Hampden and she met the children and said a few words before leaving the few clothes she had. The clothes were not enough to cover all the children but it was a very good gesture and we thank God for it. She is very passionate about children. She gathers clothes over a year then finds people to give to. Well who knows perhaps next year she will be back again to bless the children.

1 for 50 training is coming up next week. 22-26 September. We are sending 3 key volunteers to be a part of the training and become trainers themselves. really exciting times these!

The final school term has begun in earnest and we are looking forward to having fun and teaching time with the children before the Christmas break.

Let us continue to pray for a successful ending to the year.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.


8 September 2014

The Saturday main program day returned and children thronged as always. We have put up a few images on our facebook page. Do go through them. God is good. We are now entering our busiest season as we run down towards our tournament and Christmas party. We want to do more to have more synergy between Bindura and Mount Hampden. We remain in need of a viable mode of transportation to ensure at least once in two weeks we have exchange programs between the two centres. Do keep us in your prayers.

Schools reopen this Tuesday. We are in need of finances to enable the children to go back to school. We have a number of them that we pay school fees for. The bulk are in primary school and a few in High school. Education gives everyone a life chance and we would love to have as many as possible of these little ones afforded that chance. Your finances can make a difference in the lives of these orphaned and vulnerable children.

Additionally we would love to do more to provide meals for them. Your prayers and financial input will make a huge difference. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.



1 September 2014

The program took a break this weekend to allow for the conference that was going on. See more on the front page. But during the week the children met and played sport and got biblical teachings. On Saturday they were fed as usual as an aside from the ongoing conference.

We are now working on preparations for the soccer tournament this coming December. Schools will reopen next week and a lot of the kids are going to return. We are looking forward to having them back.

We currently have a stable looking volunteer team. We pray God may continue to encourage them and empower them to love the children.

The same is true for Bindura where stability has been the order of the day. God is good. We sincerely seek for a visitation from the Lord that will enable us to help take care of the volunteer needs. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.


25 August 2014

The school break is fast drawing to a close. Children take a month's break from school returning early September. Its been a joy to see hordes of kids continue coming daily for the drop in program. Bindura experiences a huge drop in attendance once the school break sets in. Soon as schools open all the kids will be back.

During the last term of school we will be bringing you a lot of news from our Bindura program. Accessibility is going to improve and information flow too. God is doing wonders there too.

Some of you remember Harvesters Zambia and Uganda. Well Uganda has stalled completely. The local team has failed to get any local support for the harvesters vision to get sustained. Zambia is operating in patches but we hope the Lord will help resuscitate the work there. We hope to visit Zambia in October and meet with the installed local Harvesters leadership.

In the UK. Trevor and team are looking forward to the Dine for Africa dinner to be held 22 November at the Hawthorns. This is an event we are using to raise awareness of Harvesters in the UK. These things do take time but we remain hopeful the Lord will see us through. Amen.

As always be praying with us for God to intervene and bring provisions and commitment to the Harvesters cause. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.


18 August 2014

The new team of volunteers at Mount Hampden continues to be impressive. They took charge again of the entire program on their own. God is good. And everything went well. Over 100 children were in attendance. This is quite pleasing. They have come of age. God is good!

We seek for a new era of solid interaction between our Bindura and Mount Hampden programs. They are both important to us and we desire for God to provide resources to enable us to mainstream Bindura too.

Remember the football tournament early December in your prayers. This is going to be the first get together between Bindura and Mount Hampden programs. Be praying too for the Christmas party that we may have both sets of kids together enjoying good food and fellowship and fun games.

The need for a ministry mini bus has never been greater than now as we seek to have these programs in different settings main streamed and also to transport ladies and volleyball teams to close communities they are beyond reach while on foot. Amen. God will bring it to pass. Let us continue to pray and trust Him.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

11 August 2014

We didnt make it to Bindura after all as the kids scattered soon after schools closed for the month. School reopen early September. We will make new plans once schools are open. We would not have met all the kids at that time. Do keep the Bindura program in your prayers.

We want to thank God for Mt Hampden. A team of volunteers that we have been working with for quite a while is now able to run the whole program on their own. This is quite pleasing indeed and we praise the Lord for it. Today and tomorrow are our official heroes holidays. Most places are shut as people take time to remember the war heroes.

As with Bindura, kids from Mount Hampden do scatter somewhat too once schools close but the turnout has remained very high. We will be putting up pics of this past weekend's program on Wednesday morning. Be on the lookout for them.

Thank you for standing in prayer with us. Let God build His work here. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

5 August 2014

We failed to post as scheduled yesterday our humble apologies. We are happy to be doing so today. We pray we connect and keep praying for the children and the growth of the work together.

This coming Friday we will be going to Bindura to present T shirts to the group there. Please be praying for us. We will take with us a few of the volunteers from the Mount Hampden program. Look out for the pictures Monday next week. God is good.

As we stated yesterday Team Olympics are continuing and we are loving it. God is good. We need to however keep praying for unity among the volunteers at Mount Hampden. We need for God to show up and help us unite and pursue a common goal. That goal being to serve the children to the best of our God given ability.

Please read below the rest of our prayer items. God be with you. If you can go beyond prayer and send support to any specific component of the program please do so. Amen.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.



28 July 2014

When kids start coming in large numbers it becomes very difficult for each and everyone of them to get involved. And this obviously discourages some of the children. As a result we have started what we are calling Saturday Olympics. This is for purposes of ensuring every child from toddler to the youthful get to do some competitive activity every Saturday. That way no child goes home without doing anything. This is a real hit and children are loving it. Yes at some point later on the kids get to do the sporting activity they love. On the menu will be volleyball, netball and soccer.

As we highlighted last week we definitely need God to move financially as due to the large numbers of children we now need to have some sort of allowance for the volunteers to keep them with us and ensure trained volunteers don't move on to other life stations leaving us exposed. There has been high turn over in that regard and it is not good for program continuity.

Dont forget to remember us in your prayers as we keep working on the workbooks we mentioned last week. This will need substantial financial resources. We keep trusting God. Amen.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.


21 July 2014

Well kids are still coming in droves. We have realized we need something that makes a lasting impression on the children. Yes it may cost us money but we definitely need to have a workbook for the children that will have their names in it and they learn something about God daily and a life skill. We have therefore started on the workbook. We cannot let these vast numbers of children go on in life from the program without cementing the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour in them. Please be praying for us as this is a big ask given the limited resources we have.

Secondly we need volunteer continuity and as highlighted elsewhere previously the only way to keep our volunteers with us is to give them some sort of an allowance. These are dedicated people but they have tummies to look after they are therefore forced into menial labour to try get a little something for their households but if we offer them something they will serve diligently and will always be present to ensure the children and the adults we are dealing with meet with the Lord continually. Amen

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

3.Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

4.. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

5.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

6. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura and for us to provide a workbook for the children at all our programs.

7. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

8. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

9. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

10. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

11. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

14 July 2014

Well new attendance record set. We surpassed the 200 children mark. What an amazing Saturday we had. We ran out of food and out of juice! Our Leaders were overwhelmed! We are still breathless. What a God we serve. Children from as far as Malboro and Westgate came. It indeed was great to see such an influx. We can only continue to trust God for ability to cater for such huge numbers. We definitely need to up our game and ensure provisions for the children.

In Bindura Wilmot now has a very dependable assistant by the name Bishop Mashingaidze (Bishop not in Church title but his actual Christian name). As we mentioned last week we will be taking some clothes to the Bindura academy and have a great time of fellowship with Wilmot and his team and the children. Netball and Soccer are the two main sports down in Bindura. God is good.

As we mentioned last week please remember us in your prayers as we will be hosting a tournament on the 13th of December in Mt Hampden. We want the team from Bindura to come and be involved too. They are some distance from us but we are trusting God for resources to transport them to Mount Hampden. The 20th of December will be our annual Christmas party. A time to celebrate Jesus together!

 

Prayer requests:

1. We need more resources to be able to feed the children. Please be praying for new doors to open up for this.

2. The transport issue is definitely now a major cause for concern. We need to have a big van for ministry purposes and help take some of the children half way who are walking more than 5km to get to the program and secondly we need more synergy with Bindura and only via a reliable mode of transport will this be possible.

Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

3. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

4.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

5. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

6. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

7. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

8. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

9. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

10. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

7 July 2014

The clothes arrived!!! We distributed brand new clothes to our Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Mount Hampden. The two drums of clothes had been held up at Zimra (the revenue collecting authority) for over 2 months but we thank God e finally managed to get them released. We will be going to Bindura to carry out the same distribution exercise! God is good.

We do not write much about Bindura but that's about to change. We have close to 100 children meeting regularly in that area under the leadership of Wilmot Manyika and 5 volunteers in the area. This week rejoice with us over the arrival of clothes. Kindly visit our Facebook page and view the pictures.

on 13 December we are going to host our first tournament at Mount Hampden. We will have our Bindura team and Mount Hampden Soccer teams alongside two invited teams from other areas. It will be a four team seven aside tournament. We need prayer help for this event to be a success. We need God's hand here! The following weekend o the 20th of December will be our Christmas party and we close the year to recharge our batteries and prepare for 2015.

 

Prayer requests:

1. Please be praying for the soccer tournament on the 13th of December to be hosted by Harvesters Mount Hampden from 9am till 5pm. We need to have the right financials to be able to provide refreshments and lunches for the kids.

2. Please be praying for our Annual Party (Christmas Party) on the 20th of December. This is a day for prizes to kids who did well through out the year, good food, exciting program to cap off a great Year. We need His hand for provisions to make this day a success. Amen

3.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

4. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

5. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

6. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

7. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

8. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

9. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.



30 June 2014

Our ladies team played another team again. Without worrying about the score the beauty of it is the great team spirit and the love for the Lord that's developing in our women. God is good. Previously a lot of words would have been exchanged but we are now having a bunch thats ready to be a witness for Jesus even without sharing the gospel. May we continue to remember these ladies in our prayers. We need them to become strong disciples of our Lord. Jesus must be King of every detail of their lives.

The younger ones continue with their fine work. As we stated earlier somewhere. Our two local coaches are now coaching the primary school kids. God is good. This has opened up new opportunities for Jesus to be made known. What we lack is a variety of activities to keep the kids engrossed and entertained but we are looking into it. Kids get easily bored and we do not want that for them.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We praise God for the netball team they have turned the corner and managed to go play a match and retain team spirit. God is good. We need to keep fostering team spirit and oneness and for Jesus to be shed abroad in their hearts and lives.

2.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

3. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

4. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

5. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

6. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

7. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

8. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.



23 June 2014

The beauty of sport is getting some competition. It certainly augurs well for the kids and adults alike. Last week we shared about the ladies team's exploits, today we revert back to the children. The school head where we are doing our program has been so impressed with the conduct of our coaches that he has handed over the schools boys and girls teams to us. The coaches are now handling over 400 children weekly and they have managed to instil a new sense of discipline in the children. This in turn has opened up opportunities for the sharing of the message of the cross with the approval of the guardians and teachers of course.

The kids themselves have played a few matches and have been doing well.. exhibiting great sportsmanship. At their age it is int about winning but team work and love for one another. We want well rounded God fearing children in this community. Let us keep praying and trusting God.

 

Prayer requests:

1. We praise God for the netball team they have turned the corner and managed to go play a match and retain team spirit. God is good. We need to keep fostering team spirit and oneness.

2.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

3. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

4. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

5. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

6. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

7. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

8. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.


16 June 2014

The ladies netball team travelled some 6 or so kilometres to play their first match. They took an A team and a B team. The B team lost 4-3 while the A team won 12-11 in a fiercely contested match. Fierce in reference to the level of competition but the match was played in good spirits. This has really lifted the spirits of the women. Some of whom came to church the following day. God is great. A new sense of oneness has been fostered in. We need for God to keep these women together as they continue to grow in love with one another and more importantly with Jesus.

The kids program is making progress now as kids are coming from new areas that we had not reached out to and participating in the program. We have not posted pics in a long time we will work on posting some next week. It is quite exciting to see men, women, and children all absorbed in some activity from boys soccer to girls soccer to netball to volleyball. We are truly grateful for what God is doing in this area. This is an area known for the occult, An area known for drunkeness, prostitution but God is bringing life. Amen

Prayer requests:

1. We praise God for the netball who has turned the corner and managed to go play a match and retain team spirit. God is good.

2.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

3. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

4. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

5. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

6. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

7. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

8. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.


9 June 2014

As we promised last week. We will share on Volleyball this week. God has been good to us in the area. We managed to gather a net and a volley ball and we got men mostly coming to play. But due to lack of leadership in the end there was no one to put up the net and coordinate and volleyball seemed to die a natural death but after a series of meetings it was agreed that Coaches Kuda and Mike become responsible for all equipment storage and disbursement and additionally preside over the coordination of all the sporting activities in the area and this has begun to yield fruit. Not only do we have men returning to play a girls team is being formed too. God is good.

We are going to have a 6 person team on the ground to help with accountability, planning and taking sport and ministry forward. We are pleased to see all the training that the local volunteers received being put to good use. Leaders have been born and the grooming process is in full swing. We praise the Lord.

We want to praise the Lord for His intervention over the netball situation. We have experienced a restoration and one of the very good players of the sport came to church and gave her life to the Lord. The team is back and practicing. And they are working on playing their first match this coming weekend against a team thats about 6km away from our base. We need transport for this to happen. Thank you for praying over the netball situation. God is good.

We remain keen to expand the feeding to two days. Doing it once a week is not adequate but God help us the work needs to grow.

 

Prayer requests:

1.We praise God for His intervention over the netball situation. Things are back on track and interest in the Lord is growing. Amen.

2.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

3. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

4. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

5. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

6. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

7. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

8. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.


 

Prayer requests:

1.We praise God for His intervention over the netball situation. Things are back on track and interest in the Lord is growing. Amen.

2.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

3. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

4. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

5. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

6. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

7. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

8. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.


2 June 2014

Coaches Kuda and Mike passed their level coaching course! Praise God. They were so excited over the weekend. It can only give them more confidence going forward. God is good.

As we promised last week. We want to share what has been happening with the netball initiative. from a handful of primary school girls we experienced a massive boom as women from all walks of life started coming to play. The biggest problem was we did not have any trained volunteers on the ground to handle the women situation. All our volunteers are trained to deal with children. Dealing with adults was a totally new experience and as such needed a slightly different approach. Before long bickering and counter bickering began to weigh down the wonderful opportunities brought about my the netball opportunity. It would have been noble to have a male coach handle the women while frosty relations were thawing and so on. But we did not have anyone male among us capable of coaching netball. Netball is a big challenge at the moment but we believe God has brought all these women to us for a reason and we need prayer back up to have netball properly organized and running again.

Next week we will share about Volleyball.

 

Prayer requests:

1.Please be praying for the netball situation we shared above. We need God's guidance and leadership. Amen

2.With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

3. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

4. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

5. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

6. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

7. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

8. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

God bless you.

 

26 May 2014

Its amazing what Coaches Kuda and Mike are now doing in the community. As you may be aware they went for their local level One soccer coaching badges. We should be getting their results this week. Back to their work in the community. They have transformed the once a week soccer program to a daily program for the kids. And it is not just about soccer they are incorporating life skills and bible lessons. And the for once the children have activity all week long. This has even extended to girls soccer. The long term effect is reduced mischief in the area. We can only thank God for the availability of these young coaches. May God continue to use them to do exploits in the area alongside the efforts of other ministry Volunteers.

Next week we will be sharing about Netball and what God is doing in that arena. As you may notice our prayer requests remain the same till God begins to answer and we replace these with new ones. For Let keep trusting God and if you have finances to share kindly visit our sponsor/partnership tab for our banking details. Amen

Prayer requests:

1. With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

2. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

3. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

4. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

5. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

6. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

7. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

God bless you.

 

12 May 2014

Kids are back in school this week. It will be a new flurry of activity starting this week. We have had a good holiday spell with the children, the women and the men. Yes that's right.. men and young men are attending volleyball and they went to play a match yesterday afternoon. The women will soon be playing local matches.. all within walking distance. Its amazing what sport can do to a less privileged community.

Our grand plan at the moment is to have enhanced interaction between our Bindura community and Mount Hampden. This will happen once we acquire our own mode of transport or if we find friends willing to transport kids and adults to and fro for matches and fellowship. The sleepy community of Mt Hampden has woken up God is good. People are turning to the Lord abandoning ritual practices and alcohol and tobacco abuse! Its been slow but God is doing it and we are excited.. It pleases us to see more and more adults taking charge of their households and allowing kids to go out and play. Previously kids were always held up doing all the work regardless of their ages.

We rejoice at the progress happening on all fronts. We also want to thank the Lord for Ubabalo training that was conducted last week in Mt Hampden. We had 14 participants attending. This we hope will bring renewed interest and commitment to the cause of Christ through Sport. Amen.

Prayer requests:

1. With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

2. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

3. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

4. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

5. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

6. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

7. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

God bless you.

 

5 May 2014

The sporting interest in the Mount Hampden area is amazing! While we have always had soccer (football) for boys and girls once every Saturday. We now have soccer every day. Even Sunday afternoons football is happening. Then came netball. It has got the women and girl children in a frenzy! We cant keep up. Right now they are clamouring for matches. Yet we do not yet have resources to get them to host teams and to travel to play with other teams. It however remains a very exciting time indeed. Volleyball has taken off in an amazing way too! God is good.  As a result we have had Mike Sakula and Kudakwashe Jimu enroll for a level 1 coaching course which finished last Friday to help with the technical awareness of the kids. This is going to be followed up by Ubabalo training. Ubabalo is a concept founded in time for the World Cup in SA for purposes of using sport to reach out to the lost.

In Bindura our work had taken a little lulll due to the school holidays but kids are returning now as schools opening draws close.

We are going to have two days of Ubabalo train the trainer on Thursday the 8th of May and Friday the 9th. This training will involve the netball coaches, volleyball coaches and soccer coaches.

In Zambia Harvesters in Sport should be having their banking details very soon. We praise the Lord. We had been struggling to get things to move but the team has come together strongly and we looking forward to a renewed effort from them as we run our soccer academy in Makeni on the outskirts of Lusaka. Our other area of interest remains Chongwe a rural areas just outside Lusaka. With the opening up of a bank account we hope to drum up support for the work in Zambia. God is good.

We have not let our Ugandan interests die we remain in prayer mode seeking God's direction on how to proceed after we hit a snag over finances. God will raise us up again. Amen.

Prayer requests:

1. With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too. We need financing in order to take them to play matches with teams not so far away. and the the big van we mention on prayer item number 7.

2. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

3. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

4. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

5. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah! Even the women who are now coming for netball we want them to meet with Jesus. Amen.

6. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

7. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

God bless you.

 

 

28 April 2014

Its the holidays and a lot of the children have gone to rural homes or to visit guardians. We are only meeting with about 50 children. Things should pick up now that we headed towards schools opening again.

Good news is Mike and Kuda the field officers in Mt Hampden have managed to enroll for a FIFA coaching course that started today. We hope they make it. Let us keep them in our prayers.

We are working on doing a Ubabalo training with the volunteer leaders in the area before the busy spell starts. Be praying for us. On the whole we are happy with what we achieved since January. We will give a more detailed write up next week and you can praise the Lord with us.

Women's netball has really taken off. We have up to 3 teams now! And more and more women are coming. We have now separated the girls from the women to enable proper practice. We praise the Lord.

Volleyball for men is set to begin this week. Men and young boys are welcome to attend. Sport is opening doors. We want these relations we are building to lead people to the Lord. Amen.

Next week we will share an update from our Zambia. We have some good news coming out of there. God is good.

 

Prayer requests:

1. With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities and now Volleyball equipment too..

2. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

3. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

4. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

5. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah!

6. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

7. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

God bless you.

14 April 2014

We were privileged to have Steve, Lizzy and Karima Louis from United Kingdom visiting us on Saturday the 12th of April. They work with the Mudeka foundation and are constructing a school in Beatrice for the less privileged children. It was so wonderful hearing all their doing and we in turn sharing our work with them. They are a God fearing family and we had a wonderful afternoon together with the kids.

As always we had kids and adults coming to participate in soccer and netball and fun activities before a meal was served to them. God is good. Parents are beginning to follow their children and come out to play giving us an opportunity to reach them with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We praise God for that. Below are our prayer items. Please faithfully pray with us and let God arise over our situations. Amen

Prayer requests:

1. With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities.

2. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

3. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

4. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

5. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah!

6. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

7. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

God bless you.

7 April 2014

When the women were flocking to play netball at first they just thought its another social opportunity but as things got clarified as to why the netball was being played it amazed us to see the number of women willing to join the ladies fellowship every Saturday after the netball practice. Here is an opportunity for God to be given His rightful place in this community of Mount Hampden and we will sincerely pursue His work. The beauty of what is happening is with very little by way of resources God is mobilizing a great army for Himself. We praise His name.

The Saturday program kids have now formed the bulk of the children's church on Sundays how phenomenal is that? They are currently working on a play to commemorate Easter. More on that on the front page. As God answers the below prayers we will be ticking some of them off. Amen

In India our brothers and sisters are working very hard. let us remember them in our prayers. here is a little update from Krishna Das Kumar the ministry leader in Kerela India. We have kept the update in its original write up. Let us remember them. We are currently providing spiritual covering for them as they serve God in various Indian constituencies. Amen

we had wonderful services last monday in school called navajeeven and we could see some changes in students lives after the services. school authority called again to make programes in school.

in last wed day we had team prayer in our church that was amazing bro shan shared word of God that was appropriated in our context and now day we really need your prayers and support now we are going through mental and physical struggles kindly asking your prayer

Names of our team members jehu Raj,shan crus, krishna das Kumar, sathish Steven,Mithun mathu , stella Arun , santhosh Daniel,

 

 

Prayer requests:

1. With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities.

2. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

3. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

4. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

5. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah!

6. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

7. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

God bless you.


31 March 2014

Soccer and netball ministry have grown in the Mount Hampden and Bindura areas. Kids and women adults are responding daily and coming to play sport. This is a time for building relations. And because women are coming out to play men are coming to watch in large numbers cheering on the women. Exciting times indeed as soon we are going to take time to share the message of the cross with all of them. Our God is a great God and He well and truly want a lot of the people in this area to come to the knowledge of Jesus. We keep waiting on Him while developing relations with people of this community.

In Mount Hampden the Sunday 3pm netball time is the most popular to date. We need to clear a new patch and erect netball goal posts (we dont have them yet) but the one playing field for the school is no longer adequate. This is how well the interest has grown! We need to separate the children from the adults and soon.

What is most pleasing is the focus of the children as far as the word is concerned. They are hungry to recite scripture and go share with their parents at home. Child ministers are being born in the area. What an Awesome God we serve.

Our biggest concern remains the hunger that keeps stalking this area. We lack resources to provide a meal at least once daily. Its well and good that we can provide recreation but soon drop outs will be the order of the day as nobody can participate in recreational activities on an empty stomachs. We need for God to intervene here and equip us to enable us to provide a meal to the children. Amen

Consider being a part of what God is doing in this area and new other areas that stand on the horizon (more on that at a later stage). email us: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it God bless you and keep standing with us in prayer.

Prayer requests:

1. With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities.

2. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

3. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

4. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

5. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah!

6. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

7. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

God bless you.

24 March 2014

The way God is growing the lives of the children leaves us standing in awe. The children are singing scriptural references. something old people fail to do. We used to try do just 3 hours with the children but now we kick off as early as 9am and they stick around till 4pm. The Drop in Program has definitely grown in leaps and bounds. God is good. and the average attendance remains in the 90s every Saturday. And because Saturdays are no longer adequate we have now added Sunday afternoons. Beginning 23 March we now meet the children every Sunday from 2pm till half 5.

Netball has become a hit in the area. We were playing with the children only but now mothers young and old have joined in. Saturday afternoon was abuzz as ladies from all walks of life in the area showed up and played with the children. what drama! what excitement!! God is doing it. and on Sunday at 3pm a whole host of women showed up to practice netball. What this means is we are now building relationships with women in the community. Next up we will share Jesus with them and have plenty of new souls in the church. What an amazing God we serve.

Consider being a part of what God is doing in this area and new other areas that stand on the horizon (more on that at a later stage). email us: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it God bless you and keep standing with us in prayer.

Prayer requests:

1. With the rising of women in the Mt Hampden area we now need netball equipment. We need mobile netball goals, bibs for practice and match uniforms. A women's netball team will be birthed soon. and with the influx of more and more kids to play soccer and netball more equipment is needed and soccer uniforms as well to enable the kids to dress up they play other communities.

2. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

3. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

4. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

5. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen. This is the most important prayer request! Hallelujah!

6. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

7. We are now in need of a big van to enable us to transport these teams to Bindura for exchange programs and matches and fellowship and anywhere else we will need to go. This is an area where recreation is non existent and here is our opportunity to put down a marker and serve our Lord and win many of them for Christ.

God bless you.


17 March 2014

God is doing it! Hallelujah! Kids are now showing up as early as 9am to participate in sporting activities and learn from God. One child went and told her mum who didn't want the child to participate in church related activity that mum am now a Christian and i am going to follow Jesus. You cant stop me! If this was a teenager we would say perhaps they can take their parents head on but this is a young child who has just given his life to the Lord and is so excited at the prospect of a relationship with Jesus. No wonder Jesus said forbid not the little ones from coming to me for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. What a natural fit! Praise God!

Again we had 100 children in attendance. They love the fun times and the meal times! God is good.

We would love to hear from you. kindly mail us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it God bless you. Keep standing with us in prayer.

Prayer requests:

1. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

2. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

3. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

4. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen.

5. Please pray for funds to get Bindura an internet device to enable swift communication between Harare and Bindura. Cellphone network is extremely poor in the area we operating from rendering relaying of messages and important information futile.

10 March 2014

The work in Zimbabwe remains exciting but the biggest stumbling block now is the lack of financial resources firstly we are losing our volunteers who have to find piece jobs to fend for themselves. The sad news is Zimbabwe is now ranked second poorest nation in Africa. And in the low lying areas where we do our work it is pretty evident that poverty is really stinging. We have generated a sponsorship form that we are willing to send out to some of you and you can make small monthly contributions towards the cause of the work of ministry which is currently under threat due to serious lack of resources for survival. We want to be able to provide a small fund to our volunteers to enable them to buy basics such as Mealie Meal and cooking oil while we wait for bigger fund raising ideas to help us remain stable in the communities we are serving. If you want to help contribute to the cause of the ministry resources and to the volunteers please send us an email. send mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it God bless you.

At the Mount Hampden program we had 100 children in attendance this week and the numbers are threatening to balloon driven by the lack of food in the area and absolute lack of recreation. This comes at a time when we are praying about getting resources to grow the feeding program to at least 3 times a week. The needs on the ground are real and God has to rise and shine on us NOW!

Prayer requests:

1. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

2. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

3. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

4. Pray for the spiritual content that it remains relevant and applicable to the children and the volunteers. It would be futile if none of the children grew in the Lord. We want them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Amen.

3 March 2014

We will share on Uganda and Zambia next week. We waiting for finalization of communication that ongoing.

We were pleasantly surprised and excited when we got a call from a lady by the name Vida from Chicago. Not sure how she came across our work and read about the lack of equipment. She immediately linked us to her colleague Dushan an engineer who was coming into Zimbabwe and going to Bindura Nickel Corporation to do some consultancy work there. Thank God for technology Friday evening met up with Dushan and he explained Vida had sent him to buy us some footballs. The following day we walked around town and eventually found some durable looking but affordable footballs. They bought us 14 soccer balls, 6 netballs, 20 markers and 10 cones. A great gift considering the obvious lack at both Mount Hampden and Bindura. The loot was divided in half. Dushan in the company of his friend and fellow engineer Thomas came to Mount Hampded and personally presented the equipment. Soon as we have access to pics taken using Dushan's camera we will be posting them on our facebook page. Rejoice with us.

The Lord has remembered us. Strangers at first yes but now we have new friends of the ministry! Glory to His name. May many kids find recreation and may many kids be able to enhance their walk with God as a result. Amen.

Prayer requests:

1. Please be praying for financial resources to help us provide a proper meal for the children both at Mount Hampden and Bindura

2. Be praying for the volunteers. We have had a huge turnover of volunteers as we have been unable to give them a little financial incentive they sometimes end up going to work on farms as hired labour for a precious few dollars but if we can provide something monthly to them we keep them and the program becomes a lot more sustainable.

3. Please be praying for the school fees scheme for the children. the need is much greater but we have only managed to cater for 12 children. Our desire is to be able to pay for school fees, buy uniforms and stationery for at least 30 children. with your prayers and financial input we can do this.

as always for more information on how you can be involved with our ministry and works of charity kindly mail us: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

24 February 2014

We thank God for another successful Sat meeting at the Zimbabwe Mount Hampden drop in program. close to 100 kids showed up. As we explained earlier we now starting at 11 with a football fest for the children then normal programming resumes at 1pm till 3pm. God has blessed us with enough human resource to ensure program runs smoothly via the locally based volunteers. We praise His Holy Name. God is doing it friend.

Please keep praying for all the preparatory work going on in Bindura. We need the work to begin with a bang mid March. We have always served over 90 children weekly in Bindura. Praise God.

Uganda- Kaddu is busy compiling a report for the work on the ground and whats needed before we resume normal programming in Ndejje. Let us keep him in our prayers.

Zambia- Bwalya is yet to submit the needed financials and proposed programming for 2014. We remain in waiting.

Overall let us be praying for the work in Zimbabwe. Financial constraints continue to hamper service delivery. While Mount Hampden has a new set of volunteers they too will need help as we go just to put food on their own families tables. There is such an employment crunch in Zim at the moment and suffering so widespread. The reason we are regrouping and relaunching in Bindura is because of the exodus of the volunteer base. We are having to recruit again and with a little financial incentive we would keep our volunteers. The heart for ministry is there but there is just a serious general lack of provisions and money around such that people tend to think with their tummies and go into the most menial and unrewarding of jobs just to give their children something to eat. Let us continue to lift up Zimbabwe. Amen.

17 February 2014

Nancy and Pam came and delivered an amazing 5 hours of training over 2 days that is Friday and Sunday Afternoon. What a difference it is going to make in the lives of the volunteers as they begin their journey of valuing children and serving them with renewed energy. God is good.

The good news extends even to the soccer side of things. at an unexpected time God is using one young man Kuda to mobilize young people to play football and the interest in football has reached fever pitch. We all want these young people to do well. We all want them to be exemplary in the community. God is visiting many of them as we speak. Let us be in prayer over the young people of Mt Hampden that they may see the light and submit to the authority of Jesus. Amen.

The Saturday program was exciting. The hunger of the children for the word is simply astonishing. May we continue to pray that God continues to visit these young kids and put His Spirit in them that they may stay right under the shadow of the Almighty!!

Pray for the newly trained leaders that they may up the ante and serve the Children in the area with love.

Pray for Bindura program that Wilmot and team who are set to begin in March may benefit from the training received by their peers in Mount Hampden and that they may beginning with a big bang. There is so much potential in Bindura. There is even land for cash crops. This is an area we need to pursue for ministry fundraising initiatives.

On the whole 2014 has begun well in Zimbabwe but Zambia and Uganda things have stalled as well as in India where there was so much promise emanating from the sports strategy. There is need for visits to Zambia, Uganda and India to go help resuscitate the fledgling ministry work. Please be praying for finances for such travels and in country costs. This will need to happen by end of April 2014. God is good. He always makes a way. Amen

10 February 2014

In Zimbabwe we are currently running two centres. Mount Hampden Drop in program and Sport and recreational Academy in Bundira. In Bindura we have extended our work to Guwah an area not too far away from Nyava our original academy. The biggest headache remains financial. People are there and children are there in large numbers but the whole operation requires funding. Particularly the school fees support scheme that has seen 12 kids funded to return to school. Praise God. Every weekend we need to feed the children. We had hoped to grow this scheme to happen at least 2 times a week. We continue to pray and trust God for finances. We want to be able to do it twice in Mount Hampden. Mount Hampden has very little recreation for the children and our continued presence in the area should help give children a whole lot more to do with their down time. Keep us in your prayers over the work in rural Bindura and in Mount Hampden. Like we shared last week be praying for the volunteers at these two centres that they may remain dedicated to the cause and that they themselves develop and grow spiritually to enable them to become better instruments for God's work.


We are mainly sharing on Zimbabwe yet Harvesters in Sport is now in other countries this is so because Country Team Leaders of other countries are yet to organize themselves but we need to keep them in our prayers.

1. Uganda- Kaddu and team on the ground did not manage to do anything meaningful on the ground in 2013. We keep urging them to meet, pray and trust God and plan. Help us pray for them. The obvious biggest problem is funding. As the parent ministry here in Zimbabwe we have not managed to garner sufficient resources to help Uganda. The will is there but they cant get operations off the ground. It is ideal that we sow a seed that will help propel them onto bigger things.

2. Zambia- Bwalya and team have had serious financial challenges and have thus not been able to kick start the work this year. Last year they successfully ran an academy in Makeni in Lusaka culminating in the team playing teams from other regions and conquering. Quite an amazing achievement given how people equipped they are. God will make a way. stand with us in prayer... Amen.

Overall it is about finances at the moment. We remain confident we will be able to get seed money to these 3 countries and that they would develop all on their own and remain self sustaining with God raising new people to support the work locally. Amen

2 February 2014:

This 2014 we aim to do more for the kids constituency. We want to see our volunteers properly trained and equipped to serve the children. We are grateful to God for the availability of many volunteers particularly in Mount Hampden for the feeding program. Yes we do not have anything to give the Volunteers to show our appreciation but God is surely watching them. We pray they continue to come and offer their services. It is very easy to get discouraged in an economy like ours where the generality of the population remains in serious struggles people no longer want to do stuff for free, but we are grateful to God for the volunteers He has given us. But we are keen to be able to give them something for the sterling work they are doing.

In 2014 we want work in Zimbabwe to spread to new centres as we humble seek to serve the less privileged children. the biggest concern is school fees support. A lot of the children are not going to school and this grieves us. We want every little one of them to be afforded a life chance. Amen.

our prayer request this week:

1. Equipment. There is now not enough equipment to carry recreational games

2. Commitment of the volunteers. We need for continued commitment from the volunteers

3. funds to help send kids back to school

4. Financials to help the day to day and week to week running of the feeding program

God bless you. In coming weeks we will be talking about the other centres as well and their needs. Amen

 

Theme for 2013: It is time to take territory Joshua 18v3 and Deuteronomy 4v1

We have been experiencing several challenges but we thank God we are now able to post on our prayer diary. Next up should be images and a revamp of this website please be praying for that.

23 December 2013

What a way to end the year!!!!!!!!!!! The Kids Christmas party was a HUGE success! Thank you to those who prayed and contributed to make this event one to remember. We had been in danger of not running the event as logistical and financial constraints weighed us down but it all came together and it all worked out. God is a good God. We will be posting pics of the Christmas party in 2014.

We now looking forward to 2014. In 2014 in Mount Hampden we want to introduce a grooming program for girls in addition to the feeding program. We hope to spread this concept to Bindura then to Zambia and other countries that utilize the Harvesters in Sport ministry methods.

Our programs in Zimbabwe will resume on January 25 2014. We are looking forward to another fruitful year. Glory to God. We hope to start off with some volunteer trainings to boost our numbers in the field. for our theme for 2014 please visit the front page under the Harvesters Ministry Fellowship section. We will use the same theme but will create  sub theme thats relevant to the kids cause and we will be sharing that mid January next year. As always keep us in your prayers and write to us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Let God arise and His enemies be scattered! Amen.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a Christ centred 2014! Look nowhere else besides at Jesus! He will deliver you. He will make it good in 2014 and beyond! Amen.

16 December 2013

We have moved our Christmas party from 18 December to 21 December. To allow for enough resources to be gathered and have a successful event. As we shared last week. We are thankful to God for a successful dine for Africa dinner hosted by our Harvesters in Sport Birmingham based team. We are still a young team still trying to find our feet in UK. Eventually we hope to be able to mobilize resources from those shores to grow the work locally. resources both human and material. But this does not mean we are locally sitting on our laurels extending begging bowls. We believe in resource mobilization locally and through our His Trust Team effort we are seeking for training jobs to raise the much needed capital. God is good.

Be praying for us for favor with corporate organizations, schools and churches as we seek to grow His Trust Team in 2014. In 2014 as we shared earlier we want to grow the feeding program in Mount Hampden to two days per week. currently we are doing Saturdays only.

Be praying for Wilmot and his team in rural Bindura as we seek to expand the outreach area for 2014. currently we are operational in two areas namely Nyava and Guwa. We have a number of volunteers seeking to be trained and we desire to have things moving in this area.

As we have said Zambia, Uganda remain in a sort of limbo due to a total lack of funding. We would want to see God's hand in 2014 and people getting back to serve the Lord. In Zambia an academy has been operational and went on to win the local Football federation age group tournament. A major achievement with limited resources but more importantly lives are being changed and brought to God. Amen.

Pray for Krishna in India. He and his team are looking for ways to register the ministry in India as a trust to smoothen operations. We pray that the exercise is affordable and this will create a basis for proper order and growth. Amen.

The Christmas party on the 21st marks the end of our year at Harvesters in Sport. Work will resume in January. God bless you.

9 December 2013

18 December is our Christmas party. This is the year ending event and we will allow the children to be with their guardians and relatives while we take a break to recharge our batteries and come supercharged for service in 2014.

Our pursuit for land for a school and orphanage continues. We a piece of land to become our ministry center. Be praying together with us for acquisition of land for purposes of growing the work

Be praying for all the Harvesters in Sport volunteers scattered all over the world that God may continue to impress upon them he need to make a difference in their varying constituencies. We need more and more children to come to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. We need more and more children to have one form of recreation or the other. they got to have their lives worthwhile.

Be praying for the schools scheme that we have been running with for a while now that God will open new doors for the scheme. We would love to send 30-50 children to school. currently we only have 6 children but the need is great and we would love to play a bigger role. With your prayer and financial help we will be able to achieve this goal. Let us therefore keep praying and trusting God for growth in this area in 2014.

As we shared earlier we would love to feed the children twice a week say Saturdays and Wednesdays. We pray for an increase in our resources for this purpose and financial provisions from our tent making projects (fundraising efforts). Amen.

Could you specifically mention Zambia, India, Uganda, UK and Namibia in your prayers. We want our work growing in these countries. Amen.

2 December 2013

We now entering the home stretch. We are about to consign 2013 to the annals of History. But what a wonderful year it has been. Scores of children have given their lives to the Lord. Scores of children have received one form of counseling or the other and a few have had their school fees paid for. God is good.

On 30 November Trevor and team hosted a successful Harvesters awareness dinner! 76 guests were in attendance! What an awesome God we serve! Last year the dinner had 50 guests and has grown this year. We await a detailed report and pictures from Trevor and we will share with you once they arrive.

Trevor and team have managed to put together some sporting equipment and they will need to send it to Zimbabwe for the benefit of the kids here. Some of the equipment should find its way into Zambia to benefit Bwalya and team out there.

Please be praying for the feeding program end of year function. Thats the Christmas party scheduled for the 18th of December 2013 in Mount Hampden. Thats the day the program takes a break till 11 January 2014 when we resume again.

Be praying for Bindura based program as training is scheduled for end of this week when schools close. This training is going to help gather enough volunteers for the work for 2014.

Let us keep remembering India, Uganda and Zambia as we close 2013 and ready ourselves for 2014. A lot of things have gone amiss but God will right them in 2014. Let us pray for the country Team Leaders that God will give them fresh impetus to serve God and walk with God in 2014.


25 November 2013

We praise God for another excellent week. In Birmingham UK. Interest in the Dine for Africa event has peaked. We may get more people than we had expected. God is good. This definitely good mileage for the ministry. Praise God. Let us keep praying that this interest converts to actual attendance this week when the event takes place (30 November 2013). Amen.

At our feeding program rehearsals for the Christmas play continued and for the first time Susan Bender introduced tambourines to the kids. This is definitely an exciting period for the children and they continue to come in their droves. Praise God. As we shared last week please continue to pray for the children's program to continue to grow in leaps and bounds. Amen. Interest is growing in the community and children are getting to know the Lord on a weekly basis.  Amen

We would love to grow the feeding program in 2014 to two days a week namely Saturdays and Wednesdays. Be praying for resource mobilization, Human resource and consistence. Amen.

In rural Bindura let us keep praying for Wilmot for the work in Bindura. And in 2014 we are praying for the introduction of a feeding program. while soccer skills are being imparted a lot of them remain hungry surviving on one meal a day or none. though doing the feeding once a week wont help much it is a start.

In Zambia we have not made much headway except the Lusaka based Academy yet there is so much potential for growth and expansion in 2014. We desire for the right human resource to take the work forward for the fields are indeed white and ready for harvest. The same is true for Uganda.

In India there is a flurry of activity from our friends and partners in the work. We have however no latest updates or pictures. As soon as they are available we will share them with you. Let us keep praying for the feeding program, the literacy program and the budding fellowship in Kerela. Amen.

18 November 2013

Please pray for the feeding program in Mount Hampden. Because of the levels of lack in the area we are trusting God to increase our feeding days from one to two starting some time in 2014. To date the program is feeding an average of 90 kids every Saturday.

Please pray for the school fees scheme. The number of drop outs due to a lack of funds for school fees has reached alarming levels. Even on our streets in Harare kids as young as four years old are now begging. six year olds and older are the order of the day. They ought to be still in school but their future is now hanging in the balance. As a ministry we have only managed to send 6 kids to school out of the hundreds that are in need. We need for our capacity to be increased to enable more kids to go to school. In 2014 we desire to send starting January at least 20 children. Be in prayer for this together with us. Amen.

We want to thank God for Susan Bender all the way from Canada on her maiden trip to Zimbabwe. That through difficult logistical arrangements she still manages to come and be with the children on Saturdays. God is good. She is having a positive impact on them. She genuinely loves being with the children. God is good.

in 2014 we desire to have a more fully functional ministry program in rural Bindura. Wilmot has toiled largely on his own this 2013. But we thank God for his faithfulness towards the work. We have lacked resources to both human and material to fully support him. but our prayers go out to him and the work he is doing in this region. God is good. May we continue to pray for him that he may not tire but emerge stronger and ready to take the work of God to new heights in 2014. Amen.

 

Let us remember the Dine for Africa dinner at West Bromwich Albion in Birmingham being hosted by Trevor Mazhande and team. Let us keep praying that the 30 November event is sold out. the venue takes a maximum of 100 people. May more and more people come and be part of this noble event. Amen.

Bwalya and team in Zambia need our prayers. Let us pray that God opens up doors for self help projects to enable the work to grow in 2014. The academy team in Lusaka has done extremely well. We praise God.

Kaddu in Uganda needs our prayers. May we continue to lift him up before the Lord. That he may muster enough strength to finish off the ministry training and we commission the team for Uganda for 2014. God is good. Amen.

11 November 2013

The Christmas play rehearsals are  now in full swing. We are looking forward to 18 December for the presentation and Christmas party. The 18th is the day the program will close for the year and reopen in January 2014.

Please be praying for the mount hampden program. The need for a second drop in day grows stronger and stronger daily. We need God top guide us through here as we dont want to kick start a second feeding day of the week and end up reverting to one. We want to grow from strength to strength. the hunger in the area is unbelievable. We want to play our own small part to help these children go to school.

secondly let us pray for new friends to partner us in our support a child for school scheme. We have not managed to grow on the number of children we send to school due to depressed resources but we have hundreds of children with no access to school fees, uniforms and stationery.

thirdly let us pray for a dedicated team of volunteers and leaders as such a key human resource is critical going forward to sustain the work God has laid on our hearts in this area.

let us be praying for Nyava and Guwa academies in rural bindura. the area continues to make a difference for the Lord but we need to find a way to introduce a feeding program and play our part in the great commission.

30 November Trevor and team will host the dine for Africa dinner. This is a platform for Harvesters work to highlighted and for awareness to be raised. The response has been wonderful. tickets have been bought and we hope they all will be bought. Amen

Let us continue to remember Kaddu in Uganda and Bwalya in Zambia as they lead the harvesters work through lean times there. We are now positioning ourselves for 2014 and we need to break new ground. Amen.

04 November 2013

Christmas play rehearsals began in earnest in Mount Hampden and the exciting thing is Susan Bender will train the children on the carols to go hand in hand with the play. This will happen on the day of the Christmas party our year ending event. After this most kids will be going to various destinations on holiday and we will resume the program in January. Please keep praying for Susan Bender that she may find a smooth working environment and that her outstanding luggage arrives and she gets liberated to work with all her instruments at her disposal.

Pray for the volunteers to finish the year strong especially now with the Christmas play rehearsals that they may always be available and leading the children.

Pray for Wilmot and his team in Mashonaland Central that they too may finish the year on a high. Pray for the proposed training of trainers scheduled before year end that it may be a success.

Pray for November 30 dine for Africa charity event at West Brom being hosted by Harvesters Birmingham office. This is an awareness raising campaign. Pray for attendance and interest in the dinner.

Let us keep praying for Zambia, India, Uganda that God may continue to help these countries to lay a solid foundation for the work that God has placed on their hearts. That God may help them find the rightful volunteers to help drive the work forward for indeed the harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few.

29 October 2013

The Past week was a good week as confidence keeps growing in guardians and parents as evidenced by more and more children returning to the program. Mind you many walk over 2km to get to Kuwadzana primary school in Mt Hampden. This past week we had over 100 children. The kids numbers fluctuate as some get sent by their guardians during program time. But parents are seeing the fruits of letting their children attend the program and more and more of them are beginning to plan household chores around our program. We hope to reach the 200 kids mark soon.

It is our hearts desire to grow the program and be able to provide a meal daily for the children. We cant do this alone. We need God to stir some people to contribute towards this cause. please be praying for us so that come 2014 we at least grow the feeding program to 2 days of the week. This being backed by the growing interest as evidenced by the number of volunteers attending the Saturday program.

We thank God for Susan Bender who despite having a hectic schedule with the Faith in God church she is willing to travel long distances to come and just be with the children. We realise we may not be able to do much in terms of music for our Harvesters in Sport Mount Hampden program but just seeing her mingling with the kids and chatting away is a big blessing to us. We pray that her plans to return may be successful. Amen.

The same cannot be said for the Bindura program which has suffered much due to a lack of material and financial support. We are praying that things may turn around in 2014. We need to be able to fully support the work in rural Bindura. Wilmot has worked tirelessly to keep the work afloat. God bless his soul. But come 2014 new things have to abound as we continue to take territory for Jesus. Amen

Above all rejoice with us as another year is about to come to a close and God has been with us all the way changing the lives of the children. Amazing testimonies are coming out. some of the parents do not go to church but they are now urging their children to attend the new church in the area (Harvesters Ministry Fellowship). Its only a matter of time before the parents/guardians come themselves. God is good.

Let us keep praying for Trevor and team in the UK. their dinner is on the 30th of November and interest is really picking up! We praise God.

Let us keep Kaddu in Uganda. Bwalya in Zambia, Krishna in India in our prayers! God is sifting us through and pruning us. We will deliver a more polished product in 2014 in these countries. Keep watching this space and praying with us. Amen.

 

21 October 2013

Another fruitful week. We praise God... Susan Bender got to meet the school head at Kuwadzana primary and we settled for Thursdays from 1230-1330hrs for music class for the selected school students. We are happy to be playing our part in advancing the cause of this mount hampden based school after years of neglect.

We stand in awe as well as God has begun to raise the number of volunteer teachers for the kids. The training we had always wanted to do is now going to happen and will be well attended. This has really lessened our workload as we are now able to focus on the work in rural Bindura more and more while just providing leadership to our new crop of teachers and leaders. We praise God for this.

In Rural Bindura Wilmot has waged a lone battle for too long. Between now and the end of the year we are going to be going to Bindura regularly and participating in the work that is ongoing out there. This is going to culminate in a 2 day training workshop for the volunteer leaders that Wilmot has to date managed to put together. God is good.

Back to Mount Hampden, preparations for the Christmas party and play are set to begin in earnest this Saturday. A script is now being done and kids are going to get their parts in the play. This is always an exciting time for us. We are also still trying to figure out how to get Susan's musical into the mix every Saturday. God will make a way.

Prayer Items for Zimbabwe:

1. Please pray for land. We need land for projects. We need land to construct a ministry centre which should have a sports complex, camping and conferencing facilities in that order

2. Pray for our vision of having outsiders coming in on an exchange program basis to learn and participate in our line of work

3. Pray for committed volunteers and leaders that the kids may be well and truly served. We need Kids to grow in their knowledge of God and to have as much fun as possible

Let us continue praying for Uganda, UK, Zambia and India. In the UK the dine for Africa dinner is on the 30th of November. We need numbers to attend this event. Keep praying for Uganda and India as we try find our feet in those two countries and that the work might grow and many come to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for Zambia that going into the new year they may embrace new ideas and new ways of serving God. Amen.


 

14 October 2013

We have not been able to update our site due to various hitches but we are thankful to God we have managed to return.

Our work of ministry has been ongoing and Susan Bender arrived in Zimbabwe right on schedule. Thank you for praying for her. She managed to visit the Mount Hampden feeding program this past Saturday and was nearly reduced to tears as she saw the kids she had been seeing only on pictures from afar field in Canada. God is good.

We are entering the Christmas season and we will be starting on our Christmas play this coming Saturday going forward. We are truly pleased that God is raising new volunteers for the work and the team has really grown! Praise God. we will be sharing pics of the new enlarged team soon. Do keep praying for Christmas party and Christmas play. We hope to sign off and end the year on a high!

Let us be praying for rural Bindura. Wilmot the area leader has been experiencing several difficulties in trying to keep the work going but we thank God for sustenance he has picked himself up really well and is even lining up a volunteers training before the year is out. resources permitting we would love to have a small party for the kids in his constituency and sign off the year on a high.

Let keep Bwalya and team in our prayers. His under 17 team won the FAZ challenge cup in Zambia. That was quite an achievement and they have really raised the Harvesters flag high up in Lusaka.

Trevor and team are working flat out on the dinner scheduled for 30 November. Let us remember them in our prayers. We need awareness of the work Harvesters is doing to be broadcast and people from all walks of life to come and be a part of our work in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda. Uganda has been experiencing fledgling problems. Kaddu has found himself swamped and running seriously behind schedule but we thank God that he remains passionate and keen on the work. Let us therefore be praying for a proper resumption of the work in 2014. Amen.

16-22 September 2013

Another week and God is still on the throne. Praise be to His Holy name. Feeding program took place over the weekend we thank God for Marlon and Thabo Mpanza who have recommitted themselves to the work. They are having to travel 50km one way to get to the program venue. Amazing commitment. We thank God for them.

We stand in awe of the Lord. The hunger He has given the kids for His word is unbelievable. We want the same hunger for ourselves. May these kids continue to inspire us and to push us to dizzy heights.


Let us continue to pray for these children that they may continue to hunger and thirst for God. Let us pray that they may find God's favour over their lives and that they may go to school and transform their own futures.

Rural Bindura work continues to grow as well we have 4 coaches in Nyava and 2 in Guwa. We need to pray for equipment and the finalization of training days for the coaches and new volunteers that are coming up. Amen.

We want to continue to uplift Harvesters UK as they prepare to host their dinner on the 30th of November that new partners and friends of the ministry may be found. That new volunteers to drive the work forward in the UK may be found. Amen.

We want to congratulate Harvesters Under 17 team in Zambia Lusaka for reaching the finals of the FAZ challenge cup. the final will be played on the 21st of September. Let us be praying for the team and Harvesters Zambia in general. They need new ways to fundraise and grow the work. Amen.

Let us remember Kaddu and team in Uganda. some sad news in that Simon one of the local coaches involved in our program passed on. He was hit by a car and died. Let us remember his family and the harvesters family at this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.

 

10-15 September 2013

Thank God we have managed to update our site again. The work remains in abundance and we thank God for doors He is opening. In Zimbabwe we remain concentrated in two areas that is Mt Hampden and Rural Bindura. Weekly we are meeting with close to 300 children teaching them the word of God and having fun with them. We desire to keep the momentum and to grow the work where possible.

We have shared a few pictorial moments from the feeding program in Mount Hampden. our challenge remains sharing pictures with you from our rural bindura base. We will find a way to get these across to you and thank you for continually praying with us.

As we shared last week. in Bindura we have identified two new areas to start our work in. Please be praying for us as logistical plans are ongoing. We desire to make a difference in this community to praise and glory of God. Amen.

There remains a dire need for equipment in all our areas of operation. please pray for finances to buy more football equipment, netball and volleyball. The need for trained human resource remains great as well. We pray for new labourers to be sent to the field.

Be praying for the school (Kuwadzana primary) in Mt Hampden where we run our drop in program that the new School head may be keen to work with us. Amen. The former head has retired and there has not been a proper hand over take over to date.

Pray as well for the children on our fees support list. the list has now grown to 12 children. these are in dire need of assistance. They have no hope of getting the required fees or uniforms.

Lastly we want to pray for Susan Bender who will be on a maiden missionary visit to Zimbabwe. She has a passion to glorify Christ through music. let us be praying for her as she arrives on 26 September that she may be able to quickly acclimatize and get her passion off the ground culminating in a concert to be hosted by the children.

 

Let us remember our work in India, Zambia and Uganda. We have not had any meaningful updates to date but let us remain with them in spirit.

Let us pray for the work in the United Kingdom. on the 30th of November they are hosting a dinner to raise ministry awareness and perhaps to capture new supporters for the work of ministry. Let us remember them in our prayers. Pray too that many tickets may be bought for the dinner. Amen.

26 August - 8 September 2013


We have struggled to update our web page for the past few days but we thank God we finally managed to.

While the work of the church has taken centre stage in our lives the work of Harvesters in Sport continues unabated as well. God has been gracious to us and raised the right people to carry the work forward. We are particularly impressed with Wilmot Manyika in Mashonaland Central that is rural Bindura. The 2 academies are bubbling and he and team have plans to expand the work into 3 new other surrounding areas. They need our prayer support. Let us continue to lift them up before the Lord. It is possible! Amen

In Mount Hampden the drop in program remains in full swing. The number of children continues to fluctuate. This is mainly attributed to the unpredictable nature of the work these kids need to do. They are laden with household chores and tasks. We had needed to move the program to start in the morning due to the summer heat during this period but due to the house work that the children need to do this can no longer be possible. We will continue to meet in the afternoons.

The school head for Kuwadzana primary in Mount Hampden has retired. We are therefore facing a bit of an uncertain period as we need to win over the new administration for us to continue using the school facilities. Please be praying for us as we begin to engage them. Schools opened 3 September we are hoping to engage them once the flurry of activity associated with the opening of schools subsides. And with the coming of Susan Bender to work with the kids in the area of music it is paramount that we ensure all is in order. Let us remember Susan too in our prayers as she packs up and readies to come to Zimbabwe arriving on the 26th of September. Let us be praying for journey mercies, her stay, and the work she will undertake the 6months she will be here. Amen.

Let us pray for financial inflows into the work of Harvesters in Sport new equipment is needed in the various areas we are engaged in.

In Zambia the Lusaka based academy is the only one that is functional to date. We need to continue to pray for Bwalya and family first and fore most as his wife has been hospitalized ever since giving birth 2 months ago. The procedure did not go well. We need to pray for her total and complete recovery and for the work of the academy.

Let us remember too Trevor and team in the UK. Trevor lost his father in law this past August. His wife had to travel back to Zimbabwe for his burial. Let us remember the family at this difficult time.

The team has planned a dinner for end of the year they have begun marketing the dinner this helps them raise awareness in the area of the work of Harvesters in Sport. May many come to be a part of our work. Amen

 


19-25 August

Zimbabwe: Another week gone! Our Mount Hampden program is flourishing. Mind you this is in an area where child labour is rife! Sometimes kids fail to come because they need to take care of this or the other for their household. they do laundry, go look for fire wood. these are 7 to 9 year old we am talking about. God have mercy. But in the midst of such lack this is to be expected. On a good day we can get as many as 200 kids. But due to various commitments these kids find themselves in they sometimes skip the program. A good case in point is this past weekend where some of the kids returned home as late (or early depending on how you look at it) 4am. They had to go to a nearby farm to pick up maize gleanings in the covers of the night because during the day the farm owner will not allow anyone to glean. This is the environment we find ourselves in. We cant do much to help except offer them a meal, recreation and above all Jesus. As we stated we only have 6 of the kids on our fees payroll. We have no capacity to take up new ones! This is a big prayer item for us. We want to be practical Christians. We are tired of Christianity that offers lip service only. Things have to be different. We pray God resources us and enables us to help others fulfill life dreams.

Let us pray for Susan Bender! firstly we rejoice with her. Her visa is out! She has 6 months stay in Zimbabwe. God is good! Let us pray for her travel from Canada to Zimbabwe. She arrives on 26 September and returns on 20 March. Let us pray for the work God has laid on her heart that it may come to fruition. Amen.

Let us keep praying for Wilmot our Mashonaland Central Champion that God will strengthen him in these difficult times that the work in Nyava and Guwa may continue to grow despite the lack of equipment and provision for it. and also that in due season we may be able to run a training for the many volunteers on the ground in the area. Amen.

Uganda, India, Zambia and UK: In all these countries we need to pray for God's hand to enable us to reorganise the work and become relavant. Pray for Kaddu in Uganda that he may burn with passion again for the work and that he may rally his troops on ground and the planned work takes off. Krishna and team in India are really focused and as i stated earlier the work is ready to explode as a church! there are too many people both young and old meeting for prayers and bible sharings for us to continue without getting church status. Pray for the processes that God may lead. Pray too for Krishna as he goes to Korea on the 27th of this month to preach the word of God that the word may go forth with power. We are seeking opportunities for the ministry in Korea as well and Krishna is going to be the Harvesters torch bearer! Amen.


12 August - 18 August

Zimbabwe: After our heroes holiday we are now back at work. The weekend program was one to savor. As always God came through and we had a wonderful time with the kids. We had time for fun, football and sharing from the word of God. We now have four different classes as we explained previously. We have nursery class, grades 1 and 2. Grades 3 and 4 then grades 5 to 7 and a few form ones. Each class now has a teacher or counselor or leader. They pursue different topics and get different home work etc.

May we continue to uplift these kids before God. That they may be a different crop of children growing up because they have Jesus. May leaders of tomorrow be among them. Amen.

Let us continue to pray for Susan Bender. We are expecting her in September from Canada to come work with the kids and implement a musical program. She is keen on doing a concert with the kids early 2014! Big VISION. But with God nothing is impossible. Let us continue to uplift her before the Lord.

Pray too that we may be able to garner new equipment for the work in Bindura. Work there is lacking behind due to a lack of equipment. God will make a way. We are lining up training for the rural Bindura area may God go before us as we put all logistics and financials into perspective for this training. Speaking of Training our proposed ministry training in Highlands has been moved to 29 and 30 August 2013. Let keep praying for it as well. Many need to be equipped for purposes of preaching the word of God with urgency! God will do it. Amen

Let us continue to pray for the teams in Uganda, Zambia, India and UK for God to visit them and uplift them. For such a time as this has God ordained them. Amen.

5 August - 11 August

Zimbabwe: Our elections came and passed off peacefully. We expect the environment to remain the same enabling us to continue with our work unabated. That is always critical. Thank you to all those who prayed for peace and tolerance at this time. Yes there may be cries from other quarters pertaining to whether they were fair etc but we are thankful to God that no one was harmed or maimed, a sharp contrast from 2008 where several people lost lives, houses and limps! and as the opposition regroups and seeks their perceived justice we pray that it may be done in a peaceful manner.

Because of the uncertainty related to elections we only had 80 kids showing up for the Saturday program but we had so much fun and time to share from the word of God. these days we are studying the book of John and teaching the children the basics of salvation. Pray that the children will understand what the word says and grow in the word. the biggest challenge we have remains access to the word of God away from the program. a number of the children have shown keenness to learn the word but having no bibles is really hampering their growth. We need bibles for them.

Secondly Schools will be opening soon. We need raise fees for a number of kids. on our books we now have 6 kids we are sending to school and as we stated elsewhere the need tops 100 kids and we do not have capacity currently to increase the number of children we send to school.

Pray too for the caregivers (leaders) we work with. We have started them on a discipleship program to ensure they are at par with what we expect of them. We need them to be good role models in the community of Mount Hampden.

Pray for the 15-16th of August for the training of a new ministry team in the plush surburb of Highlands. To date we have 15 participants ready to be trained to use sport as a tool for evangelism.

Continue to pray for the team in Rural Bindura. We are working on dates for their training as well. The number of those keen is still being worked out by Wilmot our Champion for the Mash Central region.

 

UK, Uganda, Zambia and India: Let us keep praying for Trevor and team in the UK as they work on their annual dinner and for God to open up new avenues for them for ministry growth in Europe. Secondly we are praying that God raises more people to work with Trevor and team. The more the merrier so the old adage goes.

Uganda and Zambia not much going on as we explained earlier. Let us continue to uplift the brethren who are in teams in those two countries that God may give them the impetus to come up with new programs and new ideas for their regions. It will all come together because at the end of the day God is still on the throne. Amen.

In India as we explained earlier again our work there is more inclined towards the establishment of a fellowship. they however have a feeding program on the ground and a kids club for purposes of teaching the word of God. but more and more people are gathering up such that a fellowship is now inevitable. People are hungry for God! Let us be praying for the spirit of Salvation in the area and for souls to come to Jesus. Pray to for Krishna and team that they may remain focused on God and grow in Him and be ready to lead the work thats growing daily in the area.

 

July 29- 4 August

Zimbabwe: Elections are upon Zimbabwe. We need an environment of peace and stability during the voting and when results are announced. We need an environment that will enable us to continue serving God and growing the work here in Zimbabwe and beyond.

Susan Bender is due in Zimbabwe in September from Canada. She is coming to teach kids music and help establish a music department at a couple of rural schools here in Zimbabwe. this is HUGE and we need to pray for her. We need for God to open up doors and for her equipment to make through into Zimbabwe without Zimra( the revenue collection people) hassles. Let us be praying for her visa process as well. She needs to get a visa for at least 5 months.

Our weekend program was a huge success again. We have over 120 kids again. Now that its getting warmer we have introduced sports again. We divided the kids into 4 groups. grade 5s and older one group, grade 1-4 another, prescholars yet another and finally toddlers! We are thankful to God that we are getting more caregivers to join and it makes the work a lot easier.

We will be holding a training for the care givers in the Mount Hampden community this August Holiday. Speaking of training we have a new group that has assembled in the posh surburb of Highlands and we will be conducting sports ministry training for at least 15 of them 14-15 August. Please be praying for this.

If you recall once upon a time we were pursuing land in rural Bindura. We have reignited the process. The area is at most 60km from Harare and we wanted to have our ministry centre there. Please continue to pray for us. We have revived the process again and we hope we will be successful this time.

We want to thank God for the kids we are giving school fees support to. One of them came first in his class, the others were in the top 15! God is good. We wish to expand this program and cater for at least 30 children. we have over 100 kids who need help with school fees. realistically we have no capacity to cater for all of them. currently we are only attending to 5. Please be praying for this. Amen.

Zambia, India, Uganda: Let us keep these countries in our prayers. We need God to help the country teams reassert themselves and move forward. Keep praying for them.

Birmingham UK: As always let us remember Trevor and team in our prayers as they work on awareness raising of Harvesters in the UK leading to accelerated fundraising and even students coming to Zimbabwe and other Harvesters countries on missions resulting in accelerated evangelism and discipleship.


July 22- 28

Zimbabwe: Another wonderful week for us. Our numbers are rising again for the Saturday program. We ran out of food as we had over 120 children showing up from as young as 2years to 12 year olds. On the activities front we thank God we had a number of teenagers who were having a kick about we then invited a few of them to help with the kids and they came out. We need to be praying for these teen boys that they come again next week as our numbers are set to keep growing by the week. We have been teaching on salvation basing on John 3:16, John 1:12, Romans 10:9 as we seek to cement their understanding of what salvation is. We have created motions to help them remember these verses and it is working. Even the little ones can relate and follow along. We praise God for this group of children. It is our heart's desire that we reach out to their guardians and share the message of Jesus with them. We will post some images from this past week.

In rural Bindura particularly at Nyava they have introduced a movie or two every week after sessions to just keep the kids together. their sessions consist of soccer drills and a bible lesson of the day. they meet 3 times a week and they have remained with an average of 90-100 kids in attendance every week.

Across from Nyava at Guwa the leaders are restructuring and registering the kids afresh in a bid to reach consistent levels. Next week we will be meeting with the area Champion for Nyava and Guwa to get more detail and some images from the area.

Please be praying for programs to include girls. The area champion is mooting dress making and cooking lessons as well as netball for the girls. We will need resources and resource persons for this to be possible in the area.

Be praying for the Mount Hampden program. guardians and parents have been asking us to start a day care centre in the area. We have neither the resources or the expertise for such at the moment. We need God's guidance and leadership going forward.

We have always known the work will need to grow in the area. We remain waiting on God. Prayer unlocks it all.

Zambia: We have not received weekly updates from Zambia for this week but may we keep praying for Bwalya and family., His wife had been hospitablised after giving birth. we will share more details once we have heard from Bwalya. Secondly let us be praying for the Harvesters Zambia team that God may renew them and give them new impetus to serve Him in Lusaka, Chongwe and Chitemaresa where we are currently based as a ministry.

Uganda: Let us keep Kaddu and team in our prayers. Kaddu's work has kept me too busy to organise a meeting for his team in Uganda. But we keep trusting God to come through for them. Amen.

India: Krishna has been away up North preaching the word but back in Kerela the work has continued. As we explained last week they have kids clubs that cater for over 200 kids. at these clubs they sing songs, do skits, share the word and provide a meal for the children. We need a God fearing generation in India. Let us continue to lift them up before the Lord. Keep praying for Krishna that God may use Him to bring many to Jesus during his time up north and even when he returns to spearhead the team onto new territories. Amen.

Birmingham UK: Let us keep Trevor and team in our prayers. Their work is growing and Harvesters is getting recognition in their areas of operation. We need for God to continue to grow the work and expand the team to be able to better serve their mandate of raising awareness, fundsm resources, equipment etc for use in Africa and Asia.


 

July 15- 21

firstly we would like to apologize that our June issue of the Newsletter failed to come out due to the heavy workload on the person who has been doing it for us. We hope normalcy will return beginning of August. Amen.

Zimbabwe: Saturday 13 July was special in that it was the day our first ever clothes distribution took place. We had almost 100 kids in attendance and we returned to our former ways of doing things were we divided the kids into relevant age groups and had them playing netball and football. We took a break in between and shared the word of God and challenged the children for Jesus again before returning to our football drills. The kids went on to eat their meal then gathered for the clothes sharing. Please see our facebook page for pics of the event. We met with one young lady a victim of rape. She is only 16 and has a child out of the rape. She only completed primary school and tending to her child. the perpetrator is now behind bars but the trauma has not gone away. We crave for your prayers for this young girl. We need for God to bring healing over her life, we need for her to go back to school and complete her secondary education. and lastly we need God to help us provide for her and her baby.

God is healing and saving His people. Amen

Tuesday 16 July we begin prayer meetings in the Mount Hampden area in preparation for the establishment of a Fellowship in the area. The need for God is great and we have been sensing for some time that God is calling us into establishing a fellowship. Please join with us every Tuesday 6-7pm Zim time in prayer as we pray for the souls to come to the knowledge of Jesus. 2. As we pray for God to raise a ministry team in the area. 3. As we pray for essentials like a meeting place, chairs and all needed equipment for a fellowship to function.

We all wait on God to see what He wants to do through us in this area and other areas. Amen

Let us remember Bindura. Rural Bindura has 2 academies and our work in the area has not really grown due to resource challenges. We need new sporting equipment and we need to begin work with the girls. For the past 3 years we have only been working with the boys. We intend to run a training in Nyava for new leaders and expand the work. Keep us in your prayers.

Zambia: Let us be praying for Bwalya's wife. She has been hospitalised after successfully giving birth. Let us pray for her for quick recovery. Pray for Bwalya too that God may strengthen him during this difficult time. Let us keep praying for the academy in Lusaka that God will open doors for the team and that they may be a witness as they participate in the secular league in Lusaka.

Pray for the leadership team in Chongwe that God will give them strength to rise and regroup and begin on work on the ground. the area now has at least 10 trained personnel but they have not been meeting to chart the way forward. They need to engage as soon as possible even in Chitemaresa as well.

India: Let us keep praying for Krishna Das and team in India as they spread the message of our Lord Jesus Christ starting from Kerela. They have established 5 kids clubs with a total of over 200 kids who gather to sing biblical songs, do games and learn the word of God. They have a literacy program as well with some different tribal groups in the area. Please pray that all these may lead to an increased number of adults and children coming to know the Lord our God. In India we are pressing on with plans to establish a fellowship in Kerela to coincide with the start up of a fellowship in Zimbabwe. Krishna and team now have a large group of people meeting for prayers and they are ready to launch a fellowship. They are seeking a place for worship. Pray that God opens that door and helps them find the necessary funding for the work to begin on that scale.

Birmingham UK: Let us continue to uplift Trevor and team as they continue to grow the Harvesters Vision in the UK. The team has done really well. a 200L drum full of clothes arrived in Zimbabwe and was distributed to the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children please see report on Zim above. The UK Team is now selling tickets for their end of year dinner. Pray that many people buy the tickets and the friends of Harvesters network grows bigger and bigger..

Uganda still needs our prayers. we have not managed to chat with the Team Leader in a while. We hope we will be able to do so this coming week. We need the work to begin and in earnest.


July 8-14

Zimbabwe: Another superb weekend with the children. We have one short testimony. we have had a young girl Grade 4 coming for a couple of months now. She was always shabby, unbathed etc. And she was always tired and unresponsive. It turned out the guardian (her mom is late) was enslaving her. Not even affording her time to bath or play with other children. sometimes she was sent to the beerhall to buy opaque beer. We had a chat with the guardian and its been two weeks in a row now and she is coming bathed, wearing clean clothes and yes She is even smiling during class and participating! God is good! What a difference He has made in this girl's life. there is still more to be done as she sometimes misses school doing housework and she needs help with school fees as well. But God is doing it for her! Give Him Praise together with us! Amen

Please keep praying for our work. We need more people to join in as teachers and caregivers. We need to seriously consider getting the soccer academy up and running in Mount Hampden the children are seriously starved of recreation.

Let us keep praying for the children in Guwa and Nyava. Pray God strengthens them in the inner man. Pray they continue to find fellowship even away from the academies and continue to grow in the Lord. Pray for the coaches and caregivers for a training for them. We need to train the caregivers and ensure they are relevant to the cause.

remember last week's prayer request on clothing needs? Well our team in the UK gathered used clothes for the children and they have arrived. we will be posting pictures of the children receiving the clothes next week. we need a lot of clothes. these clothes dont come in duty free though. we will therefore need a financial plan to ensure they get to us. We thank God for the UK team for a job well done.

India: Let us keep praying for Krishna and team as they seek to expand and grow the feeding program and the literacy program as well. Soon we will be posting a few testimonies coming out of India

Zambia: We need to keep praying for the team in Zambia. In Zambia we have two bases in Lusaka and in Chongwe. In Lusaka we currently have an academy in Makani being run by Bwalya. The team in Chongwe has not gotten work off the ground yet but their ranks got beefed this year after the ministry training in the area. The International Team Leader will be visiting Chongwe in November to pray with the team and encourage them on the work.

Uganda: As we stated last week. The team in Uganda needs a God visitation to be reactivated again. After having done a brilliant job by organising a ministry training in their country which was well publicised the country as well they have not been able to capitalise on the good work they did. Let us keep uplifting them before the Lord and pray that the Lord enables them to regroup. Amen

Birmingham UK: We thank God for Trevor and team for the sterling work they are doing in the UK. they have slowly been growing the work and making Harvesters visible and through their dinner and other activities. Let us continue to lift them up before the Lord that they may not tire but continue to grow from strength to strength under the leadership of Trevor Mazhande.

July 1-7

Zimbabwe: We thank God for His faithfulness over our work here in ZImbabwe, where it all began. We have three active projects namely Guwah Academy in Rural Bindura and Nyava academy in Bindura rural as well. On average Guwah had 65 kids weekly coming for soccer training, fun and most importantly the word of God. Nyava is slightly bigger with a weekly average of 95 kids doing the same. Please be praying for this work as we have realized a lot of the children are struggling for fees for school. We have not yet started helping any of them but we would love to intervene in the lives of these wonderful God fearing kids.

We need to start a second hand clothes collection, even soap as most kids do not wear clean clothes most of the time.

In Mount Hampden we have been running a feeding program for some time now what we dub the drop in centre. This is a concept we wish to grow and end up intervening in the lives of the children at least 3 times a week. for now its a once a week program. here most of the children live in abject poverty and in child headed homes. Most are drop outs while the majority have never gone to school. To date we have managed to enroll five kids. 3 girls and 2 boys. The need is so huge. we have close to a 100 in need of school fees assistance.

Clothing is a big need to. most walk around in patched up clothes. bathing is a luxury in this area. God have mercy. There is so much to do and we need to put our heads together and pray and provide where we can..

Average attendance has dropped from 130 to about 70 due to most of these kids having to do household chores during the drop in program times.. In some instances we have resorted to asking some of the kids guardians to release the children for the program. Let keep praying for the guardians to release the children. Amen

India: His India has made tremendous progress. Not only have they started running a feeding program they have embraced a literacy campaign to educate those who have never known to read or write. Pray for Krishna Das the ministry team leader for wisdom as he leads the team in Kerela India. They need a proper meeting place for regular prayers and expansion of their work. It is not easy for a Hindu to convert to Christian but with God nothing is impossible.Let us pray for converts and for the discipleship program that they have inaugurated for effectiveness. We dont want the fruit to be lost. Amen.

Zambia: Zambia team has been going through a lean spell after having gone to Chongwe to train a new team on the ground they suddenly faced a lot of personal challenges from health and etc but God is good and He has been restoring them again. In the same breadth we celebrated the birth of Bwalya and Mumbi's baby boy! May we continue to pray for the boy and mum for good health. Amen.The lusaka based HiS Academy is doing very well and this has enabled Bwalya to have a health relationship with the Lusaka chapter of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ)

Uganda: Kaddu and team need a lot of prayer and encouragement as after our much hyped training which was broadcast on all their television networks the team has failed to get going. We want to continue to lift them up in prayer that God may intervene and restore their joy and zeal for the work again. They had found office space to launch themselves from in Lusaka. May God resurrect them again. Amen.

Birmingham UK: Let us continue to pray for Trevor and team. They have set the dates for their annual dinner 30 November at the West Bromwich Albion facility. Let us pray that they get a lot of people to attend and that a lot of them would sign up to play a part in the work of Harvesters in Sport internationally. Pray for the team that they may remain energized and enthused by the work. Amen

On the whole let us continue to pray for all the country centres and their leaders and teams that God may invigorate them all over again. The harvest is indeed plentiful but the labourers are few. Amen


6 May: Today we were supposed to post pics from various country sites but we do not have all of the footage yet we will therefore postpone that by a few days. Let us give country teams time to send through their images and reports. Amen.

What we do know is the Harvesters Zambia team successfully ran a training for participants in Chongwe. We praise the Lord.. Harvesters Zambia leaders went down to Chongwe to train 15 participants from the surrounding areas. God is good! once the full report is here we will share with you.

Schools open Tuesday the 7th of May 2013. We have a number of children we are offering school fees support at the drop in program. the number in need is huge but we have only capacity to cater for 5 children. We need prayer support that God raises partners to help us send these children to school. Amen. see below for the rest of the news update

22 April to 6 May 2013

We thank God for Alan Nixon who used his own resources and time to go to Uganda. Sadly we are still unable to publish the full report for Uganda as we await the full report from Kaddu the Uganda Team Leader. However according to Alan it was a huge success. We praise God. Let us meanwhile be praying for Kaddu and team that God might direct their paths from now on and help them speedily implement their first Harvesters project.

This 3rd of May 2013 Bwalya and team will be going down to Chongwe to run the ministry training there. Let us keep them in our prayers. The International Team Leader and George Ditima did not travel to Zambia. The Zambian team is going to handle the Chongwe training on their own. They are expecting a group of 15 people for training.

In India God is raising a new team led by Krishna Das. currently 26 people are meeting to pray about the work of Harvesters in India. Let us lift them up before the Lord that the Lord may increase their desire to serve Him and that many souls will come to the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In Zimbabwe the drop in program is growing in leaps and bounds. Pray for the Zim team as they seek to consolidate the work and find new independent space to work from. The school has been great but space is very limited and the soccer field on the school is mostly used by the community for their matches and so forth and these matches sometimes disrupt the work of the drop in program. keep praying for the Zimbabwe team as they seek for a new piece of land to operate from.

Pray for the Harvesters Secretariat as they work on Harvesters academy concept with a local church owned school. The idea is to utilise this as a fundraiser for the work of the ministry while offering expert training to the pupils. Talks are ongoing with the school authorities. Once this passes it will be a good model for harvesters to follow through on in different countries.

On the whole the ministry has been facing financial challenges and these are hampering the growth and development of the work on the ground. We pray for favour and new avenues for fundraising. Amen. Thank you for your continued prayer support. We truly value you. Amen On Monday we will post some pics of our teams at work on our facebook page.

25 March to 8 April 2013

Harvesters Ministry International

Mission Uganda has begun in earnest but only Alan Nixon made the trip. the Ministry Leader was unable to travel due to the passing on of one of our KEY volunteers Tichaona Machingura and a few other pending issues. We mourn with the Machinguras at this point and may Tichaona's soul rest in eternal peace.

Alan will be in Uganda till the 15th of April and during his time in Uganda he is expected meet with the Football federation officials, meet with the Ndejje University officials, run a 3 day football clinic and run the ministry training for Harvesters volunteers on the ground and finally commission the trained people for the work of God in Uganda. We praise God for enabling Alan to stand in the gap for Harvesters Ministry International in Uganda. let us be praying for Alan as he dispenses of his work that God will go before him and make a way where there seems to be none. Pray for his protection as he is going to be spending 10 days in Uganda. Lastly but most importantly let us be praying for the souls who are going to be giving their lives to the Lord. Let us pray for their preservation. Tha Kaddu and team will follow up on the souls won for Jesus. Amen

The Ministry Leader will be able to join the Zambia mission which is scheduled to run from 24-29 April 2013. Please be praying for the fundraising process, the logistics on the ground. Pray for Bwalya and team as they finalise on the schedule. pray for safe travel for The International Team leader and George Ditima. Pray to for the other travelling party that will meet up with the Team leader in Lusaka to continue the journey to Chongwe.

Let us be praying for the Team God is raising in India. A group of dedicated youth being led by Krishna Das is meeting to pray and hear from God for the work of Harvesters in Dehli.

Pray too for Shingi Chakona in Namibia. He and his team we felt had been side tracked by a pursuit of competitive sports rather than soul winning but we have had a fruitful discussion and we believe we will be going to Namibia to work with his team on the ground to the praise and Glory of God. We are still working on the dates for our Namibia mission.

Please be praying for the Harvesters Ministry International retreat to be held in Zimbabwe. We will be expecting delegates from UK, India, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. this where we shape our vision and plans for the following year.

In Zimbabwe the feeding program has been ongoing and a lot of new activities are being introduced. please see pics that will be posted on the facebook page tomorrow 09-04-2013. let us remember Nyava academy, they have slowed down a bit largely due to lack of equipment to take the work forward. let us keep praying and believing for new equipment for Nyava and Mount Hampden. Be praying for the Guwa academy that has been hard hit by the departure of the area champion. Let us be praying for a new committed champion to be found. Amen.


11 March to 25 March 2013

Harvesters Ministry International: We are only 3 weeks away from our inaugural visit to Uganda. We will be put up at Ndejje University for the duration of our stay. Please be praying for Alan Nixon as he is going to run the 3 day coaching clinic. Be praying for the Ministry Team leader as he is going to be running the 3 day ministry training. please be praying for the travel, accommodation and any other in country logistics and protection and finally for the word of God to reign supreme and for souls to be won for Jesus. Amen

24-29 April 2013 Ministry training in Chongwe Zambia. The ministry Team leader will be travelling down to Zambia to visit the leadership team and spearhead the training of a new crop of leaders in the Chongwe area. The last time the Team leader visited Zambia training was done in Lusaka. Please be praying for the Zambia team as they work on the final logistics of this trip that God will go before them and that many souls will be won to the Lord as a result.

Let us continue to pray for the ministry fundraising efforts being spearheaded by the Ministry secretariat through the work of His Trust Team a training arm of the ministry that God will open doors for favour with corporate and non governmental organisations, schools and churches for opportunities to offer our training and raise funding for the work of ministry. The harvest is indeed plentiful but the labourers are few.

Zimbabwe: The feeding program has continued and a number of children have been identified for our scholarship program. we will start off with 5 of them who we are enrolling at Kuwadzana primary in the Mount Hampden area where we currently carry out our feeding program. our discipleship program is now in full swing. Most of the children have accepted Jesus as their Lord and savior and now we cementing their faith through a discipleship course we have designed. please be praying that the children will grasp the word of God and utilise it in their lives growing up.

Our work in Nyava and Guwa areas has remained stagnant due to erratic human resource. please pray that God will raise new labourers for the work to remain fruitful. We need God to show up in the area and help strenghthen our ties with local schools and the local leadership community. it is in the same area that we have sought for land to develop a campsite and a ministry training centre. We remain in waiting for the final outcome as we had satisfied all their requirements.

Zambia: No tangible work has begun in Zambia. there have been a flurry of meetings, prayer meeting to seek God's face on what needs to be done on the ground. Our first project in Zambia is the Pastors' conference slated for end of the month. let us be praying for this as we are struggling to muster the necessary finances for such a work to take off. God will make a way. there is need for equipment for the work to take off as well. Let us keep praying for Bwalya and team on the ground. Amen

Uganda: Let us keep Kaddu and team in our prayers as they work on the ministry training and inuaguration of harvesters ministry in Uganda.

India: Let us be praying for Krishna Das as he begins to mobilise a team for harvesters work in New Dehli. God is opening a door there. We have slated early 2014 for the inaugural ministry training in Dehli.

Australia: Let us be praying for Tanaka who has felt the Lord's call to serve Harvesters in Australia. More details end of March. God is good.

25 February to 11 March 2013

We have decided to publish updates and prayer requests fortnightly from now on. That is mid and end of each month. this should enable us to adequately capture all that would be happening at our various centres! Amen.

Zimbabwe: The month of February has seen steady growth at the drop in centre. There is an upsurge of interest in the community and we have managed to beef up our teaching staff with qualified but locally based personnel. God is good. The attendance has remained steady though grade 6s and 7s have not been coming due to extra lessons.

The school authorities have granted the team space for growing vegetables. this should help cut down the cost of feeding the children as these will not be readily available. we are hoping to kick start this vegetable garden in March.

for the Drop in centre our prayers are that God might intervene and keep our enemies at bay. whenever something good brews up in a community some opposition always emerges. We want to pray that God may help us to continue to serve in this community and for our sphere of influence for Jesus to grow.

For God to continue to open doors for finances, more human resources and for a builder to help us construct a kitchen and then later a meeting centre at the school. We want our relationship with the school to grow from strength to strength and for us to be able to expand this into the health sector and afford the children regular health checks.

Pray for Concilia and team to remain steadfast as sometimes it is not easy to deal with children and the community leadership.

Zambia: Bwalya and team continue to meet and map the way forward for Zambia. They are still battling to get registered but remain steadfast. We praise God. They have decided to host a Pastor's conference on sports ministry either end of March or beginning of April. They are still working on the final dates. Let us keep them in our prayers for financial resources for this important conference.

Pray for their Lusaka work that it may take off and come to fruition. Pray for the work in Chongwe and Chitemaresa that God will continue to stir up the leadership for the work of God. Amen.

Uganda: We praise God for the upcoming training in Uganda. which will start off with a soccer clinic to be run by Alan Nixon then a ministry training workshop to be run by Hatiatyi Kwenda. the confirmed dates are 7-15 April 2013. pray for the local logistics that as Kaddu and team organise things God will go before them. We want to praise God too for the Football federation of Uganda who gave us their blessing to run the Harvesters 3 day coaching course in Uganda. We want to praise God too for Ndejje University for agreeing to accommodate, feed and host the trainings on their premises at a subsidised cost. God is good! Let be praying for the work during the 7th to the 15th of April that God will move mightily and those who dont know Jesus find Him during this important period for Harvesters Uganda.

Ministry Secretariat (Harvesters Ministry International): As you may all be aware the ministry secretariat is based in Harare. The work of the secretariat is to come up with the relevant training programs for all country teams and to administer that training. Raising ministry awareness and fundraising for the work. The secretriat needs to send the International Team Leader to Uganda and we are trusting God for airfares and funds for in country costs during the 9days stay in Uganda. Please sow a seed and above all keep this important trip in your prayers.

On the ground there is need for equipment revamp for Zimbabwe. New equipment for Zambia and new for Uganda. this pertains to stationery, footballs, netballs, balloons for fun games, buckets, blind folds, ropes, plastic balls etc for fun out door games.


11-18 February 2013

The proposed missions trip to Uganda is gathering pace. Let us keep praying for Kaddu and his team on the ground as they send out invitations for bothe the clinics and the ministry training. We praying for the right human resource to come and for the work to gather pace in Uganda. God is good.

Let us not forget the ongoing feeding scheme taking place in Mount Hampden. The key part of it is the word of God that these children are displaying a hunger for. It is so touching to hear some of the kids sharing testimonies how God has touched them and they no longer take stuff that belongs to others! what an amazing God we serve.

Still in Zimbabwe let us pray for the Guwa academy. The newest kid on the block. Let us pray that God opens doors for partnerships to enable the champion on the ground to get relevant support.

Let us keep Team Zambia in our prayers. They are still battling to get officially registered. let us pray that they tire not. They need to remain focused and committed to the cause of the Kingdom. let us pray for their proposed Pastors conference on Sport. this could take place in March or in April.

Let us remember the Ministry secretariat. They are on a funds mobilisation drive. We need funds to take us to Uganda. We need funds for our upkeep in Uganda. We need funds for equipment to help Team Zambia and Team Zimbabwe consolidate on their work. We need funds to run a training in Bulawayo and in Mashonaland West as we plunder the kingdom of the enemy. Amen.

Above all let us keep praying for the Harvesters Teams in UK, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and the Ministry secretariat.

4 - 11 February 2013

Zimbabwe: It is a joy to kick off the month of February with good tidings. 30 new children gave their lives to the Lord at the feeding program. The attendance remains very high and the cooking staff ever so motivated! Our joy knows no bounds at what our God is doing.

Let us be praying for the kitchen building project. We need to kickstart this by end of February 2013. Soon as this is out of the way the planning and acquiring of building materials for the meeting place will start in earnest.

Let us pray for the Zimbabwe workforce not to tire. Pray for continued enthusiasm and excitement at God's work.

Pray too for financial partners to help carry the work in Zimbabwe to the next level.

Zambia: Let us be praying for the pastors conference on sport that they are putting together for the March/April period. they are yet to come up with the actual dates. lets pray for their registration. its a process they continue to pursue. and it has not been easy. Let us pray for their desire to impact boys and girls from under 10 to under 19 through the academy strategy.

Uganda: As we highlighted last week. much progress has been made towards the training for ministry of the people on the ground in Uganda and for the coaching clinic that Alan Nixon is going to run. Let us keep Kaddu and team in our prayers as they work on the finer logistics of the training.

But we praise God for the venue breakthrough. The breakthrough with the FUFA officials. This should go a long way in cementing the work of God in Uganda. Amen.

South Africa: let us continue to uplift Servias and as he works on registering the ministry and mobilising a team on the ground.

UK: Let us remember trevor and team as they prepare themselves for work in 2013. Pray for new networks and new human resource to help them fulfill their God given mandate.

International Secretariat: We are trusting God for finances for trips to Zambia, Uganda, South Africa and other towns of Zimbabwe for purposes of training new leaders and consolidating the work. Amen. to send a financial donation please visit our donations tab on here or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it God bless you and thank you for standing with us.

 

Week 28 January - 4 February 2013

Zimbabwe: The Month of January was hugely successful. firstly we cemented our relations with the school and the community. The school has given us space to construct a kitchen and a meeting place for the children. We have a better working relationship with the school authorities and the community and right now we have two women from the community cooking the children's food. We praise God for this amazing turn of events. and since the year began the average program attendance has been 110 children. All the children are hungry for the word and being the start of the year we took them through teachings on salvation to ensure they all understand and grow in Jesus from now going forward.

Still in Zimbabwe. God is opening a new door in Chinhoyi an area in the Mashonaland West province and we are looking to end of February to run our harvesters ministry training and a roll out of new work in the area. Amen. Let us pray for Tatenda and Melody Chiswiti as they work on mobilising people on the ground and finalising on the venue of meeting. Amen.

A new Leadership team for Zimbabwe was installed but they are still finding their feet as they try to balance their work schedules and ministry demands. let us keep praying for them. we dont want any frustrated as transition and progress becomes slow paced.

Work at Nyava and Guwa is gathering momentum. they should be rolling out soon. Praise God.

Zambia: Bwalya and team have resolved to meet twice a month that is the first and last Sunday of each month. This is a demanding schedule for a team that is not full time but they feel they can pull it off. Let us therefore support them in prayer as they tust God for work in Zambia. They have a number of needs and requests which we are going to be posting weekly on here and praying over. They are yet to roll out but are at an advanced stage. Pray for the pastors conference on sport they are putting together for March/April 2013.

Uganda: God has really come to the party over our Uganda strategy. We had struggled over the past year and half to get through to the football federation of Uganda (FUFA) but in the fullness of time we got their support. As we write FUFA has given us their backing and have allowed us to put their logo alongside our logo on the coaching clinic certificate we are going to issue to participants. Praise His name. The University of Ndejje has agreed to host us (accommodation) at a nominal cost, host the coaching clinic and the ministry training that will follow afterwards. whats left is for Kaddu and team to mobilise the participants for the two trainings and we go and train the teams. Praise be to God. Please be praying for Kaddu and team as they set out to work on the finer logistics of the training. God is good..

South Africa: let us continue to uplift Servias and as he works on registering the ministry and mobilising a team on the ground.

UK: Let us remember trevor and team as they prepare themselves for work in 2013. Pray for new networks and new human resource to help them fulfill their God given mandate.

International Secretariat: We are trusting God for finances for trips to Zambia, Uganda, Sout Africa and other towns of Zimbabwe for purposes of training new leaders and consolidating the work. Amen. to send a financial donation please visit our donations tab on our facebook or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it God bless you and thank you for standing with us.

Week 21- 28 January 2013

Zimbabwe: the feeding program entered into its second week. The attendance remains very high. 120 children showed up on Saturday and being the beginning of the year they are being taught on salvation.Pics of the January meetings will be posted next week Monday.

The relationship with the women crew thats doing the cooking and serving of the food is growing weekly. They cant wait to start making meals in sheltered place.

The other academies in the Mashonaland Central province are yet to open as they normally wait for the country soccer calendar.

Let us continue to pray for funds mobilisation for the construction of a kitchen on the premises and a meeting place for the children. This too has the blessing of the school.

Let us pray for the new leadership team in Zimbabwe for commitment and a continued hunger and thirst for the work.

Let us pray for possible fundraising opportunities to come to fruition.

Uganda: The finer details of accommodation and training program have now been worked out. Let us pray that they are fruitful and that the first ever ministry training in Uganda is a success. The missions dates are 7-15 April 2013.

Let us continue to pray for FUFA (the Ugandan football federation) we need their blessing over the coaching clinic that Alan Nixon is going to run. expect more detail next week once the Ugandan team submits their monthly report.

Zambia: The team is scheduled to visit Chongwe area to run a ministry training session for the newly found area champions and a few recruits of theirs. The work is growing. Praise the Lord. Let us continue to usher them before the Lord. That the Lord may renew their energies. That they may be consumed by a sense of the mission.

South Africa: Servias is still chasing after the registration of Harvesters in SA and gathering up volunteers. Let us continue to lift him up before the Lord. Let God go before him in all he is doing. Amen.

The Secretariat: Let us continue to uplift His Trust Team a company founded to help raise finances for ministry purposes. We need favour in the field. Pray too for the relevant human resources to join His Trust Team and help give a cutting edge in the business field.

Secondly let us keep praying for mission Uganda 7-15 April 2013. The Ministry Team leader and Alan Nixon will be travelling to Uganda for purposes of running a coaching clinic and conducting ministry training. Pray for all the finances involved, the local organising team and journey mercies.

Remember it is time to take territory let us not be shaken. instead let us as Deuteronomy 1v6 says break camp and move on! Amen. God be with you this entire week and may you be prosperous.

Week 14- 21 January 2013


Zimbabwe: Ministry activity started over the weekend with the feeding program. We have effectively handed over the cooking responsibilities to the women of the community and if you noticed an uncomplete hut we posted as the temporary cooking area. that is where the cooking will now be taking place. The school board met on Saturday and gave us permmission to build our own round kitchen on the premises. We are therefore going to quantify what we need and find someone to build for us. Praise God.

The drop in center program started on the 12th of January and 105 children were in attendance. quite a phenomenal number! We praise God. We looking forward to the 19th for the second week. The newly constituted Zim team is still finding their feet and working on coming up with various fundraising projects and ways to raise funds to help fulfill their God given mandate for Zimbabwe.

Uganda: The Ndejje university has agreed to play host to our ministry training and the coaching clinic we are intending to run. Praise God. Let us keep praying for the Uganda football association that they may give their blessing  for the coaching clinic. The CEO has shown a lot of interest but the Technical Director remains quiet and we are waiting on him. Keep praying for Kaddu as he works tirelessly on the ground.. we are scheduled to be in Uganda 7-15 April 2013

Secretariat: We are expected in Zambia in March. Uganda in April. We will host a retreat for country teams in October. We will be in Zambia again in November/December. Let us keep praying for the logistics and the necessary finances needed for all this to come to fruition. It is time to take territory.

please revisit the prayer points we raised for the week 7-13 January and let us keep praying for Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, South Africa, United Kingdom and the Ministry Headquarters (Secretariat) Other countries are yet get their year rolling. but they will soon. Praise God.



PRAYER WEEK: 7-13 January 2013

Zimbabwe: We are praying for the new team that has come together in Zimbabwe. Lets pray that they gel and that they put together feasible plans.

Lets pray for the feeding program which resumes on the 12th. Let us pray for Wilmot Manyika the Mashonaland Central Champion as they seek to consolidate on their work in Nyava and Guwa and as they make preparations to be present in a third community.

Let us pray for Cleophas Matadi our Northern Region Champion as he finds his feet and seeks God’s direction in providing leadership over the region.

Let us pray for Tobias Mudyambanje the Southern Region Champion as he begins to engage local communities for purposes of ministry and gathering volunteers to help him with the work.

Let us pray for Concilia Kwenda the Country Team Leader. Pray for her as she presides over the various communities and projects we have a presence in.

The rest of the prayer requests will be presented after the 16th of February when the full compilation of the 2013 prayer diary is done.

Birmingham UK: Lets pray for Trevor and team that they may remain encouraged in spite the various setbacks they face in the fast paced life of England. Lets pray that they may have favour as they speak to potential ministry partners and sponsors. Lets pray for their signature events in August and December respectively that they may yield new interest in the ministry and awareness gets raised.

Harvesters South Africa: This January the process of registration and volunteer recruitment begins in earnest and dates for training will be worked upon to ensure our first set of Leaders for ministry in SA are in place. Let us be praying for this process. That the Lord may guide them

Zambia: We are praying for the new leadership team that has taken effect in Zambia. That they may find time to meet and pray and plan and follow through on their plans. Let us pray for passion for the work.

Uganda: Kaddu has a team already on the ground. But the team needs to be rationalised in order to become more focused. Let us pray for this process. Let us pray for the planned clinic and ministry training slated for 7-15 April. Pray that the Ugandan Football federation will give its blessing to the 3 day clinic which Alan Nixon our Ministry Facilitator will run for the Ugandan coaches. Pray for the 3 day ministry training. Let us pray for all the logistics for the 7-15 April period. Let us pray for the roll out of the work that Kaddu and team will find suitable communities to roll out their work in.

Secretariat: Let us pray for fundraising efforts that are being run by the secretariat e.g. HiS Trust Team the team building arm that we founded to help raise funds. We need jobs. We need people to help with marketing of our products. Good products for that matter. Let us pray for agricultural ideas that we have. We want to start potato and vegetables farming.

Let us keep praying for the land we earmarked for the campsite. The rural council is yet to come back to us but we have satisfied all the required processes. Be praying together with us for a breakthrough on the land. This is our biggest gateway to financial independence as a ministry.

We have travels lined up this year. In March and also towards end of 2013 we have trips to Zambia for ministry training and affirmation of new leadership. We travel to Uganda for the ministry training and clinic. We will travel to South Africa. Dates are still being worked out for ministry training and commissioning of the new team. We will travel to Bulawayo to train a new team to work with Tobias Mudyambanje our Southern region Champion.

 

31 December 2012: Welcome to 2013!

Theme for 2013: It is time to take territory Joshua 18v3 and Deuteronomy 4v1

2012 has come to an end and we welcome 2013. Taking territory is about acceleration. Those who slumber will not take any new territory for Jesus. Those who are slothful will not make any new headways! Please visit our FrontPage on Harvesters Ministry International tab for a detailed right up on our theme.

We want to salute you for the role you played in propping up the ministry through prayer and for some of you through financial assistance. We pray for more in 2013. This New Year a whole lot more will be expected of us as there is going to be growth of our ministry activities.

Here is what we managed to accomplish by His grace in 2012.

Harvesters Uganda got birthed. Though the training will be taking place in April 7-15 2013 in order to commission the ministry Leaders.

Harvesters Zambia is born: Training and commissioning of the Leaders took place and 3 areas to work in as a ministry have been identified.

Work in Zimbabwe is consolidated upon and a drop in centre is born. Zimbabwe has 3 ministry centres. Nyava and Guwa in Mashonaland Central then the drop in centre concept that is evolving in Mount Hampden. Harvesters training for Zimbabwe done and a new team put in place to be led by Concilia Kwenda thus freeing the Ministry Team Leader to focus on training for International growth, fundraising etc.

Birmingham UK: The ministry team keeps growing and they have 2 signature events a tournament in August and a dinner in December. These two events have helped raise awareness of the work of Harvesters and we pray for more in 2013 and beyond.

Harvesters South Africa: This January the process of registration and volunteer recruitment begins in earnest and dates for training will be worked upon to ensure our first set of Leaders for ministry in SA are in place.

 

Theme for 2013: It is time to take territory Joshua 18v3 and Deuteronomy 4v1

2012 has come to an end and we welcome 2013. Taking territory is about acceleration. Those who slumber will not take any new territory for Jesus. Those who are slothful will not make any new headways! Please visit our FrontPage on Harvesters Ministry International tab for a detailed right up on our theme.

We want to salute you for the role you played in propping up the ministry through prayer and for some of you through financial assistance. We pray for more in 2013. This New Year a whole lot more will be expected of us as there is going to be growth of our ministry activities.

Here is what we managed to accomplish by His grace in 2012.

Harvesters Uganda got birthed. Though the training will be taking place in April 7-15 2013 in order to commission the ministry Leaders.

Harvesters Zambia is born: Training and commissioning of the Leaders took place and 3 areas to work in as a ministry have been identified.

Work in Zimbabwe is consolidated upon and a drop in centre is born. Zimbabwe has 3 ministry centres. Nyava and Guwa in Mashonaland Central then the drop in centre concept that is evolving in Mount Hampden. Harvesters training for Zimbabwe done and a new team put in place to be led by Concilia Kwenda thus freeing the Ministry Team Leader to focus on training for International growth, fundraising etc.

Birmingham UK: The ministry team keeps growing and they have 2 signature events a tournament in August and a dinner in December. These two events have helped raise awareness of the work of Harvesters and we pray for more in 2013 and beyond.

Harvesters South Africa: This January the process of registration and volunteer recruitment begins in earnest and dates for training will be worked upon to ensure our first set of Leaders for ministry in SA are in place.

For more detail please visit Harvesters Ministry International tab on the front page.

 

17 December 2012 Compliments of the Season!!

Thank God all systems are working again and we merrily updating on all fronts. God is good. The year is drawing to a close and we can only look back in awe at what our God has done and is still doing through His ordained Harvesters strategy.

We want to praise the Lord for successfully inaugurating the feeding program in Mount Hampden in Zimbabwe. The program grew from a handful of kids to over 120 children some weekends. The beauty of it is not the numbers but the word we were able to seed in the children which culminated in 23 of them giving their lives to the Lord beginning of this December. Our God is great! Amen. Now the final meeting takes place this Wednesday at 12noon. The Children's Christmas party! God is good.. This will signal the end of the programming for this year for Harvesters Zimbabwe office. work on all fronts will resume on the 12th of January 2013.

We want to thank God for expanding his work in rural Bindura in Zimbabwe from a single academy in one community over the past 2 years to a second one in Guwa area this year. All glory belongs to our God..

We thank God for the UK team. For the inroads they have made this year in raising awareness of the ministry and for putting together a burrell for the children which we are now working on bringing to Zimbabwe.

We thank God for Zambia. We finally managed to go and run a training of leaders over 3 days with great success... This culminated in an 8 member leadership team led by Bwalya being commissioned. They have set up their own strategy for registration and prayer meetings are the order of the day. Only good things can result from this Christ centred Team. Amen. Please pray for the 2013 dates in March for a follow up mission and possible inroads into other new areas.

We thank God for Kaddu and his team in Uganda. We have finally set 7-15 April 2013 as our dates for the training of the leaders in Uganda this should be coupled with a soccer coaching clinic to be led by Alan Nixon for the local coaches. We see this as an opportunity to network and partner with the local football federation. Let us be in prayer for this. We need the local federation FUFA to sanction the 3 day coaching course. Pray too for Kaddu as he seeks a central venue for the two trainings. Amen

We want to thank the Lord for Servias Mazhetese for the Harvesters pioneering work he is doing in Pretoria SA. At some point in 2013 we will be going down to SA to train the first batch of ministry leaders! Be in prayer for us.

Harvesters Ministry Secretariat

2013 will present us with numerous opportunities to enter into new territories and to train new leaders for the work. Next week we will share our theme for 2013 and the supporting scriptures. Do rally with us in prayer as we seek God's hand over everything He has lined up for us in 2013. We will post our theme for 2013 next week.

Our probable 2013 calendar is as follows:

January into February all ministries in various countries take time to pray and plan guided by the theme for the year

March: Ministry training for Zambia and Zimbabwe

April: Ministry training for Uganda

June: Tentatively ministry training for South Africa

August: Tentatively ministry training for Namibia

October: Harvesters Retreat. All Leaders from various countries gather up in one location for a 3-4 day prayer and training camp!

Should any new events and dates arise we will be penciling them in. but let us be praying for these set dates and let God arise in all situations. Amen. Thank you for partnering with us in 2012. We value you and we would love to pray for you. if you have any prayer requests do not hesitate to contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it We wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful 2013...

03 December 2012

Apologies firstly for our failure to update the prayer diary last week.

Praise Items:

We would like to rejoice in our God for the works He wrought in Zambia. Our training was a success culminating in an 8 member team being commissioned. God is good. 3 new community areas identified and community champions for those areas commissioned. What a mighty God we serve! Hallelujah! Rejoice with us.

We are thankful to God for those who sowed a financial seed to make this trip possible. God is good..

feeding program of 1 December 2012 will be remembered as the day 23 children gave their lives to the Lord. Praise God! the work has now begun. We need these children to grow in the Lord and to find full gospel churches to go to for nurturing. Glory to God.

Prayer Requests:

1. Pray for ministry training in Zimbabwe slated for 10-12 December at Feba House in Harare. Pray for punctuality, pray for a Spirit filled program and teachings delivery.

2. Pray for the Zambian Team for God's guidance as they plan and prepare for 2013 and for registration as well.

3. Pray for the Harvesters Dinner in the UK this 8th of December 2012. pray for success and expanded networks

4. Pray for financial partners. Our work is growing exponetially we need partners to help take the work to the next level 2013 onwards.

5. Pray for South Africa. God is opening a door for the establishment of the work of ministry in there. Pray for Servias Mazhetese as he leads the Harvesters foundational work in South Africa.

6. Pray for Uganda. Pray for Kaddu and his team as they seek to finalise dates for Harvesters Ministry training in 2013.

19 November 2012

2 days to go before the Team Leader leaves for Lusaka. Thank you for all your prayers. We are now in the final push mode. Let us pray for journey mercies to and from. Let us pray for utterance. That the Holy Spirit may lead proceedings during the entire training. Glory to His name. Zambia does need a financial lift. Let us sow financially if we can to get them started.

Pray for Team Uganda for their May/June 2013 dates. They remain deliberating and praying. We need to finalise on their dates before the end of the Year.

Pray for the contact God has raised in South Africa. God is sending Harvesters to South Africa as well. Awesome God! We humbly obey and wait on Him. Master Jesus is the pillar that holds it all together including our lives. Give Him the Praise!!!!!

Pray for the Zimbabwe training slated for 10-12 December. We need a renewed and committed team to preside over the 3 projects currently running in 3 differen locations..

Still on Zimbabwe pray for the proposed Christmas party for the feeding program kids on the 22nd of December. We want to give these children happy memories going into Christmas. Our God is good. If anyone has toys or finances to sow towards this please do not hesitate to email us.

Pray for the Integrity Family Ball a fundraiser slated for the 30th of November 2012. We are trusting God for 250 attendees. As always we have done our part we now waiting on the Lord as we unwind the clock. Success is God given never depended on man but we do have to play our part as God's instruments

Pray for the Birmingham team as they ready themselves to host their dinner on the 8th of December 2012.

12 November 2012

We counting down to Lusaka ministry training. The Team Leader leaves Harare on Wednesday 21 November returning on Tuesday 28 November 2012. Please be praying for him as he ministers and rolls out the Harvesters vision, mandate and strategy to the 12 participants. Pray that the fruit remains and the work of Harvesters in Lusaka begins in earnest.

Let us keep praying for the ministry finances. We need a new financial order to help us keep pace with what God is doing and lining up for us this end of 2012 into 2013.

Pray for us as we listen to God and work on our theme for 2013 as a ministry.

Pray for the 30 November fundraiser/awareness raiser we are working on. We need at least 250 tickets to be bought for the dinner.

Pray for 8 December dinner in Birmingham being organized by Trevor and team. Pray for success. pray for increased interest and participation from the invited. Pray for the proposed Christmas party for the the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children from Mount Hampden on 22 December. We need toys, foodstuffs and clothes to give these children an amazing Christmas! We can do this. Rally with us in prayer and through your giving. Amen


Ministry Secretariat (Harvesters Ministry International):

The Secretariat oversees all the work in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia, UK and counting! Please be praying for the secretariat as we are planning training at various levels to keep ministry workers refreshed and to train the new ministry workers/volunteers. Our training Calendar is as follows:

Zambia 3 day ministry training from the 23rd to the 26th of November in Lusaka

December 10 - 12 2012, Zimbabwe 3 day training for ministry workers and new volunteers, venue still being sorted out

February 4 -10 2013 Prayer and planning for all ministry workers in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

March 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Ministry training in Kabwe, Zambia

May/June 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Volunteer training in Uganda

November 2013 (Dates to be confirmed) Ministry training in Zambia

please commit these dates to prayer and let God arise and bring success. Amen.

Financial needs:

Starting now we will be posting these and will be getting more specific as we go. Beginning of 2013 all country financial needs will be posted regularly. Amen

Our Mount Hampden feeding program requires between $280-$300 monthly to run. We need sowers here! Especially now as we are set to train a new crop of people to run with upcoming centres in rural Bindura and Bulawayo.

The Secretariat itself needs $500 monthly to cover office running costs

We need $500.00 to overhaul the sports equipment in Zimbabwe.

We need $1200.00 to make Mission Zambia possible and at least $2000.00 to make mission Uganda in May possible

Once we return from Zambia we will have specific financial needs for Zambia.

05 November 2012

We are continuing with our dialogue pertaining to the ministry training in Uganda. And we have decided to move the February training to May. They prefer to have it when schools are closed. It will therefore be in May or in June. Please praying for us as we rework these dates. Amen.

Zambia dates are almost upon us. Our dates remain the same Friday 23 to Sunday 25 November 2012. We have cut down the number of participants to 12 for budgetary reasons. We now expecting the 12 to carry the message to various provinces and Districts of Zambia. The Ministry Leader is going to be travelling alone to Zambia to conduct this training. let us keep him in our prayers. Let us not forget to pray for the requisite finances needed to make this mission a success! Amen

We have set 22 December as Christmas Party Saturday for the orphaned and Vulnerable Children of the feeding program in Zimbabwe. We are appealing to all our friends and colleagues and well wishers to send to us clothes you no longer need and toys for disbursement on this day. We have lined up a fundraising dinner scheduled for the 30th of November we are dubbing Integrity ball. Starting Wednesday the 7th of November we will be running the flier on our facebook page daily till the evening of the event. Be praying for this. Amen. HiS Trust Team a subsidiary of the ministry will be hosting this event.

Let us not forget to keep the UK team in our prayers. They have lined up a dinner set for the 8th of December to raise funds for the work of ministry.


Ministry Secretariat:

The Secretariat oversees all the work in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia and UK, essentially we are the Headquarters! Please be praying for the secretariat as we are planning training at various levels to keep ministry workers refreshed and to train the new ministry volunteers. Our training Calendar is as follows:

Zambia 3 day ministry training from the 23rd to the 26th of November in Lusaka

December 10 - 12 2012, Zimbabwe 3 day training for ministry workers and new volunteers, venue still being sorted out

February 4 -10 2013 Prayer and planning for all ministry workers in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

May 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Volunteer training in Uganda

March 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Ministry training in Zambia

November 2013 (Dates to be confirmed) Ministry training in Zambia

please commit these dates to prayer and let God arise and bring success. Amen.

Financial needs:

Starting now we will be posting these and will be getting more specific as we go. Beginning of 2013 all country financial needs will be posted regularly. Amen

Our Mount Hampden feeding program requires between $280-$300 monthly to run. We need sowers here! Especially now as we are set to train a new crop of people to run with upcoming centres in rural Bindura and Bulawayo.

The Secretariat itself needs $500 monthly to cover office running costs

We need $500.00 to overhaul the sports equipment in Zimbabwe.

We need $1200.00 to make Mission Zambia possible and at least $2000.00 to make mission Uganda in May possible

Once we return from Zambia we will have specific financial needs for Zambia.

 

29 October 2012

 

Ministry Secretariat:

The Secretariat oversees all the work in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia and UK, essentially we are the Headquarters! Please be praying for the secretariat as we are planning training at various levels to keep ministry workers refreshed and to train the new ministry volunteers. Our training Calendar is as follows:

Zambia 3 day ministry training from the 23rd to the 26th of November in Lusaka

December 10 - 12 2012, Zimbabwe 3 day training for ministry workers and new volunteers, venue still being sorted out

February 4 -10 2013 Prayer and planning for all ministry workers in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

February 18-26 2013 Volunteer training in Uganda

March 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Ministry training in Zambia

November 2013 (Dates to be confirmed) Ministry training in Zambia

please commit these dates to prayer and let God arise and bring success. Amen.

Financial needs:

Starting now we will be posting these and will be getting more specific as we go. Beginning of 2013 all country financial needs will be posted regularly. Amen

Our Mount Hampden feeding program requires between $280-$300 monthly to run. We need sowers here! Especially now as we are set to train a new crop of people to run with upcoming centres in rural Bindura and Bulawayo.

The Secretariat itself needs $500 monthly to cover office running costs

We need $500.00 to overhaul the sports equipment in Zimbabwe.

We need $1200.00 to make Mission Zambia possible and at least $2000.00 to make mission Uganda in february possible

Once we return from Zambia we will have specific financial needs for Zambia.

 

Zambia:

We are counting down to the ministry training in Zambia. The Harvesters Team leaves Harare on the 22nd of November returning on the 26th of November. All is almost set we are just waiting for the finalization of the training venue by the Zambian Team. Let us keep praying for the 30+ attendees that God would move in a mighty way in their lives and that they would remain and train others who will train others and help fulfill the great commission. Amen

Uganda:

We now have tentative dates for the ministry training in Uganda. Please pray around these dates. 18-26 February 2013. Currently Kaddu and team are meeting to finalize on the feasibility of these dates. Let us be praying for him and his team.

Zimbabwe:

The work in Zimbabwe is growing but we do not have enough human resource! We now have 3 centres fully operational and not enough staff for each. We are thankful to God for the over 250 children we are meeting with weekly in Zimbabwe imaprting the life changing message of the Cross Praise God.


We have grown our rural Bindura work. We have opened the new Centre in Guwa area. We currently have 30+ kids attending. this brings the total number of kids we are working with to 130 weekly! Praise God. We have set tentative dates of 10-12 December for the Zimbabwe ministry training. Be praying us. Amen.

Birmingham UK:

Remember the UK team. Its not easy to juggle ministry demands with work ones. Lets keep praying for them for strength daily. Let us keep praying for the 8th of December dinner that the team is organizing. Let us support it as this is for the cause of ministry operations for Harvesters Ministry.

22 October 2012

Zambia:

We are counting down to the ministry training in Zambia. The Harvesters Team leaves Harare on the 22nd of November returning on the 26th of November. All is almost set we are just waiting for the finalization of the training venue by the Zambian Team. Let us keep praying for the 30+ attendees that God would move in a mighty way in their lives and that they would remain and train others who will train others and help fulfill the great commission. Amen

Uganda:

We now have tentative dates for the ministry training in Uganda. Please pray around these dates. 18-26 February 2013. Currently Kaddu and team are meeting to finalize on the feasibility of these dates. Let us be praying for him and his team.

Zimbabwe:

Phenomenal month! Saturday the 20th was a landmark for the feeding program as we hit the 100 children mark! Praise God. we always have more than 100 children on the day but these include the under 14-16s. This was the first time to get under 12s at 100. God is good. Please visit our testimony tab to read about what one grandmother said about her grand daughter who is coming for the Saturday program. Amen


We have grown our rural Bindura work. We have opened the new Centre in Guwa area. We currently have 30+ kids attending. this brings the total number of kids we are working with to 130 weekly! Praise God. We have set tentative dates of 10-12 December for the Zimbabwe ministry training. Be praying us. Amen.

Birmingham UK:

The radio interview went well. We hope some of you managed to listen in. Let us keep praying for the 8th of December dinner that the team is organizing. Let us support it as this is for the cause of ministry operations for Harvesters Ministry.

 

Ministry Secretariat:

The Secretariat overseas all the work in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia and UK, essentially we are the Headquarters! Please be praying for the secretariat as we are planning training at various levels to keep ministry workers refreshed and to train the new ministry volunteers. Our training Calendar is as follows:

Zambia 3 day ministry training from the 23rd to the 26th of November in Lusaka

December 10 - 12 2012, Zimbabwe 3 day training for ministry workers and new volunteers

February 18 - 26 2013 Prayer and planning for all ministry workers in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Volunteer training in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda

November 2013 (Dates to be confirmed) Ministry training in Zambia

Financial needs:

Starting now we will be posting these and will be getting more specific as we go. Beginning of 2013 all country financial needs will be posted regularly. Amen

Our Mount Hampden feeding program requires between $280-$300 monthly to run. We need sowers here! Especially now as we are set to train a new crop of people to run with upcoming centres in rural Bindura and Bulawayo.

The Secretariat itself needs $500 monthly to cover office running costs

We need $500.00 to overhaul the sports equipment in Zimbabwe.

Once we return from Zambia we will have specific financial needs for Zambia.

15 October 2012

Zambia:

The ministry training slated for the weekend of 23 November to 25 November is gathering pace. Praise God. Keep rallying with us in prayer and if you are able please sow finances and help make this inaugural ministry training trip a success. Last week we posted seeking for $1000.00 but figures coming in indicate we will need a minimum of $1200.00 The Harvesters Zambia team has invited 30 people for this 3 day ministry training. Let us make this a God event. God events are successful and fruitful events. Play your part. Amen

Uganda:

We have no new news from Uganda. Lets keep praying for Kaddu and team and they grapple with heavy schedules and ministry. Lets pray that God helps them to rightly divide their time to enable ministry to progress. Amen

Zimbabwe:

The need to grow the feeding program and spread it to other areas of Zimbabwe is growing. As Harvesters we are targeting rural or peri urban settings as these are the hardest hit economically.  We calling our feeding concept Drop in Centers. We aim to make them as holistic as possible with health issues, educational issues, recreational issues and above all spiritual issues addressed. Work has begun on establishing our second drop in centre in Rural Bindura where we already have a presence. By June 2013 we will establish one in Bulawayo. The Bulawayo one may start off in the impoverished locations of Bulawayo before finding its home in a peri urban setting. Please keep rallying with us in prayer. Amen


Birmingham UK:

The radio interview went well. Many thanks to those of you who managed to listen in. keep supporting the UK office as this office is tasked with fundraising for the whole Harvesters operation. To date they remain finding their feet but we are believing God for great things to come out of the UK. Praise God.

 

Ministry Secretariat:

The Secretariat overseas all the work in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia and UK, essentially we are the Headquarters! Please be praying for the secretariat as we are planning training at various levels to keep ministry workers refreshed and to train the new ministry volunteers. Our training Calendar is as follows:

Zambia 3 day ministry training from the 23rd to the 25th of November in Lusaka

December 2012 (dates to be confirmed) Zimbabwe 3 day training for ministry workers and new volunteers

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Prayer and planning for all ministry workers in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Volunteer training in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda

November 2013 (Dates to be confirmed) Ministry training in Zambia

Financial needs:

Starting now we will be posting these and will be getting more specific as we go. Beginning of 2013 all country financial needs will be posted regularly. Amen

Our Mount Hampden feeding program requires between $280-$300 monthly to run. We need sowers here! Especially now as we are set to train a new crop of people to run with upcoming centres in rural Bindura and Bulawayo.

The Secretariat itself needs $500 monthly to cover office running costs

Once we return from Zambia we will have specific financial needs for Zambia.

Zimbabwe:

8 October 2012

Zambia:

The Harvesters Zambia team have called for a training of the ministry volunteers to be run from the 23th of November to the 25th of November. This is a wonderful opportunity to spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. The ministry Leader will therefore be traveling to Zambia to conduct the first Harvesters 3 day training! God is great. Such trainings will need prayer back up and support! We need to raise $1000.00 for the traveling, materials, venue for the in house training and food. Please pray about the success of this inaugural training as this is the foundation building process! Amen

Birmingham UK:

Please tune in to Afrozimradio on Thursday 11th October 2012 at 1900hrs (UK time) for an exclusive interview between our Harvesters in Sport UK Team and DJ BeaNyce. To listen in visit www.afrozimradio.com for more detail email trevor@harvestersinsport. org

Uganda:

We have no new news from Uganda. Lets keep praying for Kaddu and team and they grapple with heavy schedules and ministry. Lets pray that God helps them to rightly divide their time to enable ministry to progress. Amen

Zimbabwe:

The feeding/Academy is ongoing in Mount Hampden we praise God. We need to grow the team of the volunteers for the Saturday program to enable us to rotate them as some tend to get busy some Saturdays. But the program has gone on uninhibited. Amen. We held a meeting with the Headmaster of the school who remains very supportive of this initiative. We now entering the phase where we need to strength our partnership for mutual benefit.

We moved our visit to Nyava to the 14th of October in the afternoon keep praying for us! Amen

To sum up in Zimbabwe we have 2 active projects that is the feeding/academy program every Saturday at Kuwadzana primary school in Mount Hampden. A soccer academy for boys in Nyava area Bindura. This takes place Tuesdays to Saturdays and we have 85 children who attend on average.

We have put the Mufakose academy on hold until 2013 to enable us to find the rightful community champion who will carry the work forward.

Ministry Secretariat:

Please be praying for the secretariat as we are planning training at various levels to keep ministry workers refreshed and to train the new ministry volunteers. Our training Calendar is as follows:

Zambia 3 day ministry training from the 23rd to the 25th of November in Lusaka

December 2012 (dates to be confirmed) Zimbabwe 3 day training for ministry workers and new volunteers

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Prayer and planning for all ministry workers in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Volunteer training in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda

Financial needs:

Starting now we will be posting these and will be getting more specific as we go.

We have 4 orphans we currently support with school fees. We will need to raise $300 between now and January 2013. The orphans in need of school fees help are many. We are looking for a sustainable way of doing this.

 

1 October 2012

Zambia:

Please keep praying for Harvesters Zambia, As we reported last week. Its been frustratingly slow. We need the team to remain focused. Amen.

Uganda:

Please be praying for Kaddu as he seeks wisdom on how to proceed and mobilize people for the coming work. Secondly pray for the training dates in February. We yet to finalize on them but we need dates sorted out by end of November

Birmingham UK:

Trevor and team have collected used clothes and some used soccer equipment to send to us here in Zimbabwe. Please pray for the customs process as we seeking to have these used goods tax exempt. For now we have been informed by Zimra that we wont be exempted. We continue dialoguing with them. Keep us in your prayers

Zimbabwe:

We will be visiting Nyava area on the 7th of October please be praying for us for safe travel to and from. We want to meet Wilmot and team and be able to strengthen them and be able to visit the new proposed ministry academy area in Guwah. On the other hand we remain in waiting for news on our land request. Keep us in your prayers.

The feeding program is making steady spiritual strides as we reported on our facebook page there was a lot of unruly behaviour but God has been dealing with it and the children have become more responsive to His word. Praise God. let us keep supporting and giving hope to these children. Amen

Ministry Secretariat:

Please be praying for the secretariat as we are planning training at various levels to keep ministry workers refreshed and to train the new ministry volunteers. Our training Calendar is as follows:

November/December 2012 (dates to be confirmed) Zimbabwe 3 day training for ministry workers and new volunteers

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Prayer and planning for all ministry workers in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Volunteer training in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda

Financial needs:

Starting now we will be posting these and will be getting more specific as we go.

We have 4 orphans we currently support with school fees. We will need to raise $300 between now and January 2013. The orphans in need of school fees help are many. We are looking for a sustainable way of doing this.

We need $500.00 to beef up our sports equipment for the start of 2013

We need a monthly injection of $220.00 for the feeding program then a further $80 for fuel and transport for the month

The Ministry leader needs to travel to Uganda and Zambia next year. We are trusting God for $2 500.00 to cover flights, teaching materials and in country costs. He will go by road to Zambia then fly from Zambia to Uganda then Uganda to Harare.

In November we will post the specific needs and amounts for 2013 and seek your prayer and financial support! Amen



24 September 2012

here is to another week filled with the grace and blessings of God! Amen...

Zambia:

Still no new movement in Zambia. The whole process of getting registered is where we still stuck at. Please keep praying for us.

Uganda:

We are still working on the best possible dates for ministry training in 2013. Kaddu meanwhile will be mobilizing ministry volunteers.

Birmingham UK:

Trevor and team have collected used clothes and some used soccer equipment to send to us here in Zimbabwe. Please pray for the customs process as we seeking to have these used goods tax exempt.

Zimbabwe:

We have spent a great deal of time sharing about our latest project the Mount Hampden academy/feeding program but we have good news coming out of rural Bindura where we are seeking for land. Wilmot the community champion in the area is at an advanced stage of inaugurating an academy in the Guwah area. We have already identified the people to front the work in the area all that's left is for the HiS Secretariat to organize training of the volunteers and commission them for the work! God is good.

The full council meeting to determine our land request was supposed to have sat on friday the 21st but we still have no news of the meeting or the decision on our land request. We keep praying and waiting on God. Keep rallying with us! Amen

Ministry Secretariat:

Please be praying for the secretariat as we are planning training at various levels to keep ministry workers refreshed and to train the new ministry volunteers. Our training Calendar is as follows:

November/December 2012 (dates to be confirmed) Zimbabwe 3 day training for ministry workers and new volunteers

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Prayer and planning for all ministry workers in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Volunteer training in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda

Financial needs:

Starting now we will be posting these and will be getting more specific as we go.

We have 4 orphans we currently support with school fees. We will need to raise $300 between now and January 2013. The orphans in need of school fees help are many. We are looking for a sustainable way of doing this.

We need $500.00 to beef up our sports equipment for the start of 2013

We need a monthly injection of $220.00 for the feeding program then a further $80 for fuel and transport for the month

The Ministry leader needs to travel to Uganda and Zambia next year. We are trusting God for $2 500.00 to cover flights, teaching materials and in country costs. He will go by road to Zambia then fly from Zambia to Uganda then Uganda to Harare.

In November we will post the specific needs and amounts for 2013 and seek your prayer and financial support! Amen


18 September 2012

Yesterday the internet was way too slow and we failed to update our prayer diary. Apologies for that.

We are grateful to God for where He has taken us thus far. We will start with country news where applicable.

Zambia:

The battle for registration continues in Zambia. As we pointed out last week the new government has put in new measures and raised the registration fees substantially. We are still battling to meet the requirements but have made some progress e.g getting clearance from the Lusaka Police. Please keep praying for the registration process in Zambia.

We intend to go to Zambia to train the initial batch of volunteers for the ministry and its looking more likely this will happen in February and not end of this year. We however continue to pray for the right timing of this.

Uganda:

Kaddu the leader of the Harvesters thrust in Zambia has been very busy with his work at the local university but we need to pray for him for ability to juggle up his work and the work of Harvesters in Sport Uganda. We planning on proceeding to Uganda after a week in Zambia in February next year. Please be praying for the logistical efforts on the ground in Uganda and that God raises the right people for training. We want fruit. Fruit that remains. Amen

Birmingham UK:

Trevor and team need our prayers as they prepare for their next annual event which is the fundraising dinner on the 8th of December 2012. These events are lined up to help raise funds for Harvesters work in Africa. The team has not made much headway yet but they continue to put in a lot of effort and organization. Lets pray that God raises people with resources that Trevor and Team might get to work with and raise the much needed funding for all of our projects and travels here in Africa.

Zimbabwe:

Our headquarters are here and we thank God for that. We have however been blighted by the economic downturn which had now gone on for over 10years. There is a serious financial squeeze but we are trusting God for tent making projects of our own like a camp site. For the camp site to be a reality we need the full council meeting scheduled for the 21st of September to go our way. This will give us land rights and as we trust God resources should flow and we build something for use as a fundraiser and a training centre for the ministry.

currently we are awe struck at what God is doing in the Mount Hampden area. The amazing response of children to God's word. Totally unbelievable hand of God. The children have demonstrated a hunger for the word of God to an extent that some of their guardians have decided to pass by and see for themselves what will actually be going on. Next step is to direct these children and their parents/guardians to a full gospel church near them. Please be praying for this process, the fruit must remain Amen.

Because the numbers are ever increasing we now need more utensils. we currently have 100 plates, 100 tumblers but we need to take the numbers up to 150 respectively. For our soccer day camps every Saturday we need more footballs, cones, bibs and mobile goals. we currently sitting on 9 footballs. It is a far cry for the over 100 kids we are serving every Saturday. We need to have at least 30 footballs to improve the ratio of the kids per football. We do not want to limit ourselves to football as some of the girls prefer netball. We need to have netball equipment.

The work in Nyava needs help as well. We thank God Wilmot the community champion has managed to link himself with teachers from Nyava school who are now a part and parcel of our academy work at Nyava but beyond the football we have not fully integrated the children into the local churches. This process needs prayer help and an extra hand to help Wilmot. We have on average 80 children that attend our day soccer camps. the needs there are tremendous as well, because of the many orphans we are mulling starting a feeding program in addition to our academy work. This should provide an all round form of assistance for the children and enable us to spend more time with them teaching them the word of God.

Ministry Secretariat:

Please be praying for the secretariat as we are planning training at various levels to keep ministry workers refreshed and to train the new ministry volunteers. Our training Calendar is as follows:

November/December 2012 (dates to be confirmed) Zimbabwe 3 day training for ministry workers and new volunteers

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Prayer and planning for all ministry workers in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

February 2013 (dates to be confirmed) Volunteer training in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda

Next week we will post the financial needs for the remainder of this year and for the first quarter of 2013. God bless you all and thank you for supporting us through prayer, finances and materially. Amen

10 September 2012

Zambia:

The new government has introduced new measures in Zambia and this has set the team off balance in their quest to register the ministry. Finances are no longer balancing as fees have been reviewed upwards. Strigent measures put in place for those seeking to register. We need to be praying for the Harvesters Team on the ground in Zambia.

As a praise item we want to thank God for Susan Sakala who has been dedicating more and more of her time to help Bwalya get things in motion! God is good...

Zimbabwe:

We want to thank God for the successful launch of the under 14 and 16 academy in Mount Hampden at Kuwadzana School. Do visit our facebook plugin on our homepage for pics and other details.

We thank God as well for another weekend of feeding. Its not by power nor by might but by my Spirit says the Lord. We stand in awe! Amen

03 September 2012

Birmingham:

Awareness raising is continuing for the 8th of December fundraising dinner. We need more people to become a part of Harvesters work in the UK. Let us keep praying! Amen.

Zambia:

No new news in Zambia at the moment. Any time this September they should be able to register Harvesters in Zambia and before the end of the year we should have our first ministry training in Zambia led by our leader H. P. Kwenda.

February 2013 we intend to have a coaching clinic for local coaches. This is the Harvesters Coach Education initiative. We want community based coaches empowered with coaching skills for relevance! During the same period we intend to host our second ministry training for a new crop of ministry volunteers in Zambia

Uganda:

Kaddu is currently in China attending a sports symposium. Let us keep him in our prayers! He is such a sports enthusiast and loves the Lord.

After ministry training in Zambia the Harvesters team should travel to Uganda for our inaugural ministry training end of February. Please be praying for the resources and all the logistics. We need favour over all facets of ministry as we embark on our first missionary journey to Uganda.

Zimbabwe:

The Lands committee have okayed our request for land. Rejoice with us! We praise God!! We now await the final outcome of the full council meeting. This land is crucial for ministry growth and advancement in Zimbabwe. On this Land we wish to have our headquarters. We wish to have a campsite and some fundraising projects. God is good... The full council is meeting on the 21st of September. Let us be praying for this day for favour. We are apolitical and we pray that politics do not rear its ugly head during the full council deliberations! If God be for us who can be against us?

The feeding/academy program in Mount Hampden keeps growing and is very exciting. We have not seen such hunger for play time and the word of God. We need to have the Lord sustain especially the hunger for the word as this will profit the children later on in life! We standing firm on our God and we know He is able to do exceedingly above what we may expect or think!

Let us be praying for more volunteers as we need each of the children to be given special attention. We need more footballs still 20 size 4, 15 size 5 and 10 size 3 for the 5 years and below.

29 August 2012

Birmingham UK

Let us remember the team as they plan on their next big event. The dinner on the 8th of December.

Zambia

Bwalya and Team continue to meet and to use the Sports Coalition of Zambia platform to raise awareness. We planning on visiting Zambia to train our first set of ministry volunteers. Be praying for all the logistics and all the travels.

Uganda

Kaddu and team have been struggling for time for Harvesters work due to respective work loads but let us continue to lift them up before the Lord that they may remain encouraged and ready to face challenges head on in their bid to raise awareness and register Harvesters in Uganda

Zimbabwe

Our land pursuit some 52km outside Harare continues. We have submitted proposals and have taken the Lands team to inspect the site. A lot of what is left is now out of our hands. We need favor for the papers to be pushed through and the full council to okay the project. keep rallying with us.

The feeding/academy program is growing. We praise God. We do not merely delight in numbers but on the actual benefit on the ground. The children are enthusiastic. The children are excited. This brings a lot of joy to us.

We however need more plates (40 more to take our number to 100), cups (40 more to take our number to 100), footballs (20 size 4, 15 size 5 and 10 size 3)

Our academy in rural Bindura is still facing challenges. the biggest one is linking the children with relevant churches for continued spiritual growth. Please keep praying that the local churches will embrace sport as a ministry tool and see our work as merely complementary.

22 August 2012

Birmingham UK

The Birmingham event was a resounding success. The day began with the weather threatening to derail the event but God is good as the skies cleared in no time and they were able to have the football match. The Team sold snacks on the sidelines to fundraise for the ministry. The HiS UK team were amazed and encouraged at the support offered by both set of players and were overjoyed by the news the New Cross Rovers Chairman had expressed an interest in joining the HiS Team.

The next big event is the annual dinner dance on the 8th of December 2012 at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham and tickets are already on sell, support the cause and book your place early. Praise God!

kindly visit the ministry facebook page for pics as we shall post a few pics of the Birmingham event in due course.

Zimbabwe

Our second feeding at the school was hugely successful. We played sport, shared the word and had something to eat! We are looking forward to this weekend's program. Be praying for our continued search for security of tenure at the school. We do not want any political disruptions. Secondly be praying for more volunteers. More and more children are coming we need the right manpower to handle them. Amen All the day's pics are on our facebook page.

Our Land pursuit in Bindura is still ongoing. We just need to have a high ranking official come and verify the demarcations before we hopefully have the committees meeting. Please keep rallying with us in prayer. We need all these processes to sail through. nothing is in our hands yet but in God we trust!

15 August 2012

Missions

We planning on visiting Zambia and Uganda in February 2013. Please be praying for all the logistics and finances. We intend to train people for ministry in Zambia and Uganda and run a high profile coaching clinic to be led by UEFA pr licensed coach Alan Nixon from Ireland. Keep us in your prayers.

Birmingham UK

Let us keep Trevor and Team in our prayers as they seek for solid partnerships and ways to raise awareness of Harvesters. They have a couple of events lined up this year. A soccer tournament and a dinner end of the year. Keep watching this space for the dates. The soccer match takes place this weekend here are the details: New Cross Rovers take on Old Oak FC on Saturday 18 August at Green Park, Wattle Road, B70 off Claypit lane, Westbromwich. Kick off 1400hrs sharp. The match is in aid of Harvesters in Sport please give your support by attending this match. Drinks and refreshments will be on sell to support this worthy cause. They will also be collecting used clothes, shoes, books etc to send to us here in Africa to help the children we work with.

Zimbabwe

Thank you for remembering our rural Bindura mission in prayer. It has been a flurry of activity. Going to and fro at least twice a week meeting the high ranking officials from those areas. The chief signed our land pursuit papers. Upon submission today the Lands officer could not locate our file. Small setback but not insurmountable. We have to redo our application letter and submit it on Friday afternoon after taking the lands committee to inspect the land. The lands committee is now scheduled to sit on the 23rd of August with the full council meeting now expected end of August. Keep rallying with us in prayer.

The feeding program was relaunched at a different venue, a school called Kuwadzana in Zvimba East Disctrict. please see pics of the school on our facebook page. The new location is way out of the reach of most of the children thus it will take a little while to get them to come again in their large numbers. Let us keep praying for them. We need bibles for the children. Most of them dont have a bible and yet they have such a love and hunger for God. Let us help them along life's highway!

We still seeking for volunteers to help us with food preparation and serving, games time, word time. email us your details. We will ask for a police clearance as well as dealing with children is a delicate matter..

Pray for the Nyava Soccer academy. We are lacking football equipment to drive our program to the next level. organisational we are sound now with the involvement of the teachers from the school. We need to finalise our our networks with the local churches to ensure fruit is not lost.

Zambia

Let us keep praying for Bwalya and the Team as they work on registering Harvesters in Sport in Zambia. the funds for registration are available all the paperwork has been sorted. They need to finalise on an area of operation to start them off..

Uganda

Kaddu John Bosco and the Team are working on raising awareness. Let us keep them in our prayers

 


10 August 2012

We held discussions with the Headmaster of Kuwadzana primary school in Mount Hampden. the school caters for 800 pupils and hot seating is the order of the day due to few classroom blocks. Its owned by the Salvation Army. He was telling us they want to build extra blocks but are cash strapped. We want to lift them up before the Lord for provision. Wouldnt it be wonderful if we helped them put up a block of classes or two? The classrooms themselves need refurbishing. We are seeing potential for a long lasting partnership here. The school mainly caters for orphans and that's an area of interest with us right there!

We are continuing with prayer requests from the 9th of August. the only additions are:

1. We need a gas stove and a gas tank for our cooking going forward. We need to stop cutting trees this is not ON environmentally.

2. We need God's protection as this area is volatile politically. We do not want our intentions misunderstood..

3. Its cheaper to take grain to the grinding meal than buy mealie meal from the shops. We need favor with farmers for grain donations.

LATEST NEWS AS AT 09 AUGUST 2012 (praise Items are at the bottom of this prayer diary visit it and Praise God with us)

We have since managed to put a facebook plug in on our website making it easier for you to follow us on a daily basis.

If you have not had access to our facebook page here is a summary of what has been happening. We have since started on our drop in centre concept. we have fed the children, played games with the children and shared the word 3 Saturdays now. 11 August will be our 4th Saturday. We have had our fair share of challenges leading us to seek a new feeding place. We have spoken to the Headmaster of Kuwadzana School who has agreed to let us use one corner of the school yard for cooking and setting up our play area. We hope this will be a lasting arrangement as there is so much potential for a healthy partnership here! Please keep praying for us for God's leadership to prevail.

Be praying too for utensils (pots, pans, cups, jugs, metal buckets, plastic buckets etc), sporting and fun equipment (footballs, netballs, volleyballs, bibs, balloons, puzzles, magazines, notebooks, crayons, color pencils, paint, bond paper, flip charts, manila sheets etc) for the drop in program.

We need finances to fund meals or donations of maize meal, beans, soya mince, cooking oil, tomatoes, onions, meat, mince meat, chicken (we want to start a chicken rearing project we will provide more detail later)

We need donations of used clothes for distribution among the orphans. We desire to start an education fund to assist some of the orphans to go back to school and buy them uniforms in that order.

We will be taking this drop in concept to all the countries we have a presence in. Zimbabwe is piloting it. Amen.

Our UK team managed to source 2 sets of kits please visit our facebook page for more information. We praise God for that. Lets keep them in our prayers as they seek to establish partnership for Harvesters Ministry International to help consolidate our work in Africa and any new centers the Lord will bring to our attention.

Bwalya the Harvesters Zambia representative came and held high level discussions pertaining to registration of the ministry in Zambia and returned. They are now set for September launch. Thank you for praying.We should be visiting Zambia end of this year for training of the ministry volunteers and in february 2013 to run a coaching clinic for community coaches.

Kaddu John Bosco and Team managed to host a harvesters tournament in Uganda as part of their awareness raising campaign. We looking to visiting Uganda in February 2013 to train the volunteers for ministry and possibly run a coaching clinic for community coaches


 

In line with our theme Arise, Build and Consolidate we seeking prayer support for the establishment of Harvesters in Sport in Zambia. Currently we have a 3 men team carrying out assessments and deciding on the community to launch from. Still on Zambia please pray for our proposed coaching clinic in 2012. We had a successful time in 2011 during our inaugural clinic with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ). We are trusting God for another dance with FAZ in 2013.

We have set September as our launch month for Harvesters Zambia. Meanwhile we are trusting God for bibs (pennies), footballs, playing kits and boots (cleats) for the boys and girls who are going to be part of the Harvesters in Sport Zambia academy.

In Zimbabwe we have trimmed our work to just three academies: Mufakose in the high density surburbs of Harare (we had decided to shut shop but the children and their parents pleaded with us to keep this going. We have however not joined the local league due to pressing financial commitments but children are training and playing the odd game every now and again) Mount Hampden a peri urban area and Nyava a rural area in Bindura. Land clearing is scheduled to take place by mid July when most of the community folks will be available. Our objective remains the same, that of land clearing for purposes of establishing a football pitch. please pray for this day for volunteers and the community of Mount Hampden at large to come and be part of this historic day in this community. We will use the same land clearing day as an opportunity to preach the word to those who do not know our Lord Jesus Christ.

In Uganda we now have a 4 man team on the ground. we have engaged FUFA (the football federation of Uganda) we are hoping to go run a coaching clinic for their coaches at some point in 2012. Please pray for the fundraising process for air fares and in country costs and for the preaching of the word through this unique opportunity. Still on Uganda keep the men on the ground in your prayers as they seek to have Harvesters in Sport registered in Uganda and operational.

Praise Items:


1. We praise God for Zambia. Our team managed to go cast the Harvesters vision in Chongwe area just outside Lusaka. The ministry vision was well received. God is good.

2. We praise God for the land we went to view in Rural Bindura near Guwa Dam 52km from Harare. We have engaged the local headman, councillor and the local council we intend to us this land to construct a campsite, conferencing facilities and sports fields. We will post photos of the virgin land soon. The local Headman and councillor are all supportive of our initiative please visit our facebook page for more information on this.

3. We Praise God for finances to register the ministry in Zambia. The Birmingham based team led by Trevor Mazhande managed to put together the needed funds. Phase one will be completed soon..

4. Praise God for the drop in center that is now fully functional in the Mount Hampden area. we are having an average of 50 kids to date. God is good.

 

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