Zimbabwe: Faded Winnie (A rustic earth tone not unlike the fur of the famous Bear who lived in The 100 Acre Woods)

We started this morning with a cup of coffee and a quick trip over to Calvary Rock. 

On our way back we met Chi Chi and Sasha. They walked us back home so we could get some breakfast before being on our way to paint the pre-school. 

After breakfast, Jon brought Ephesians 1 to the table and had us look up the definitions of some words used to describe the body of Christ in Ephesians 1. We talked about how helpful it is to know how God has chosen, adopted, forgiven, and redeemed us. Knowing our worth in the gospel is a great reminder as we spend our first day in Matobo Hills.

Ephesians 1:3-10 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment -- to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. 

After we finished a coat of paint (a custom color we created and called Faded Winnie)along the inside of the room and it was time to go home for some food. We broiled some pretty awesome tomato and cheese sandwiches. After a quick rest, we went back to finish up some of the work that needed to be done. 


Tyler Craft and Tom Joyner working outside of the preschool

Off to the soccer field!

Mr. Tom and Tyler enjoyed playing and talking soccer with the local guys that helped us earlier that day. We opted for a game of Monkey, Monkey, Baboon (aka Duck, Duck, Goose) and relay games for the younger kids.

This afternoon, we climbed up to the Lost Rock mountain and saw the most beautiful sunset and clouds to follow ... but I can’t post a picture because it won’t do it justice. Here are some beautiful faces though :)

Jon Maiocco