Teams serving in Southern Africa give Updates and Requests
At the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in 2011, Tom Elliff, President of the IMB challenged churches to adopt an unreached people group and seek to reach them. After hearing this challenge, Pastor Tim Hight of GraceLife, Christiansburg, VA shared this challenge with his church to cast the vision to them. One member of the church, Jim Rice, is a retired IMB missionary from Uganda and Kenya, and when he heard about this possibility he got very excited and suggested the possibility of adopting a people group in Africa. They investigated to find what people groups were listed for Africa and began to pray about the various groups. They settled on the Ndau people of Southeastern Zimbabwe. Then they began to work with Tom and Cindy Melvin, the Engagement Personnel for the Kingdom to Kingdom Cluster, (made up of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Western Zambia, and the Limpopo and the Northwest Province of South Africa), to begin making plans for a Visioning trip. The Zimbabwe Evangelism Team has many stories like this to share.
Daren and Shawna Davis have been serving in southern Africa since 1997. Read their stories, as well as others, and share in their praises and prayer requests.408