transforming the community

Zimbabwe: Church and Community (5 of 8)

In Zimbabwe, there did not seem to be a separation between personal holiness and social holiness.

One of the sites that we visited was planning on drilling a water well that would be able to provide water for the church members and the community. This would prevent the need to get up at 3:00 or 4:00 AM to retrieve water every day. If I remember correctly, the pastor placed this at the top of the list for the church – over getting a roof on their sanctuary.

Among the gathering that day was the tribal leaders – a man and a woman. The chief spoke on behalf of the community and spoke to the importance of the church’s priorities for the good of the entire community.

The goals of the church matched the goals of the community.

Seek the peace and prosperity of the city…

By Andrew Conard

Christian, husband, son, brother, homeowner

2 replies on “Zimbabwe: Church and Community (5 of 8)”

Hi Andrew,

I am really enjoying your thoughts on the trip to Zimbabwe. It sounds like they have their priorities straight. I wish this country would focus more on what is best for the group rather than what is best for ME.

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