Many locations, one family!

airportwelcomeWords can not contain the emotion yesterday when we arrived in Zimbabwe. As we arrived safely I have to say Gods favor was on our team from the beginning.  After we went through customs and entered another door to where we thought Pastor Dixon and Pastor Mike were waiting for us.  To our surprise our church family and staff was there holding up signs and yelling Welcome.  As tears filled my eyes it came to me that this is not just about coming to  help Zimbabwe and minister to all the families but this was to show the unity in our Church.  We are one Church of many locations but with one vision.  To see them as excited to see us and help us was overwhelming.  That evening we had time to spend with some of the staff and just get to know them and to also meet and get settled in the new team house and the staff.  I just have  to say the team house is amazing.  It has such a sense of peace there and we all felt right at home.

Today we hit the ground running with going to the feeding center at How Mine.  The children there were excited to see us and could not get enough of all of us and for those of you that have been on missions trips before they loved our camera’s and wanted to take pictures with them as well as get their picture taken.  Feeding that many children was just an eye opener,  that was just one of 21 centers.

God has his hand in Zimbabwe and with Celebration Church.  We are reaching the lost, the hurting, the orphans, and the families here and we can not contain how our church and spreading the gospel.  I will be sad to leave here but knowing God has his hand in this place puts me at rest.

Shellie

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~ by Celebration Missions on September 16, 2009.

One Response to “Many locations, one family!”

  1. Hi sweet Shelli,
    I just wanted you to know that you are covered in prayer. Have the time of your life-I know it is amazing!!You will bless those children. Cathy New

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