On April 30, 2006, Village welcomed back two
visitors from the Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe - Rev. Dennis Dhlula,
the current President of the Convention, and Rev. John Mazvigadze, the
Executive Director. Our guests brought the latest news from that
country, including their plans for continued evangelism. We
discussed ways that Village can continue to partner with baptists in
Rev. Dhlula (left) and Rev.
Mazvigadza being introduced during worship.
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On May 2, 2004, Village continued its association
with Baptists from Zimbabwe, hosting Rev. Dennis Dhlula, pastor of the
Sanyati Baptist Church and first vice president of the Baptist
Convention of Zimbabwe, and Mr. Elias Maponga, director of the Baptist
Camp and Conference Center in Zimbabwe.
Rev. Dhlula and Mr. Maponga spoke at both worship services and Sunday School. They then joined the Village congregation for an "international" pot-luck luncheon.
You can see some
photos of our visitors' families in Zimbabwe here.
Rev. Dennis Dhlula
Pastor Bruce Salmon, Rev. Dhlula, Mr. Maponga, and Rev. Wayne Price
Mr. Elias Maponga
On April 14, 2002, Village was privileged to host a visit by Pastor Champion Chasara, President of the Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe. Pastor Chasara was visiting the United States for the Alliance of Baptists annual meeting. Village has developed a tie to Zimbabwe Baptists by sending bandages and medical supplies to the Baptist hospital in Sanyati.
On April 27, 2003, Pastor Chasara again visited
this time with Ms. Joyce Ngozo, the Treasurer of the Baptist Convention
of Zimbabwe. Pastor Chasara delivered the sermon at both
including being joined by Ms. Ngozo for a Shona song about Jesus.
Both guests addressed the Adult Sunday School (which in Zimbabwe is
Sunday Bible Study) and joined Villagers for a Pot Luck lunch.
Pastor Champion Chasara of Zimbabwe,
Pastor Bruce Salmon of Village, and Ms. Joyce Ngozo.
Ms. Ngozo and Pastor Chasara during the worship service.
Ms. Ngozo and Ms. Linda Cutcliffe visiting after the
Pastor Chasara and Mr. Roy Rakes enjoying some fellowship at lunch. Photos: Linda Salmon
Follow-Up: Bandage Rolling for the hospital in Zimbabwe