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Visible and invisible L.I.F.E

Africa has been called the overly evangelised but under-discipled continent. The L.I.F.E. Development Programme addresses these issues and celebrates three generations of disciples in Zimbabwe.

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Fun run to raise funds

An outreach team to Siabuwa in rural Zimbabwe, joins hands with the local community in a fun run aimed at helping the local community raise money to build a community centre.

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Students contribute to finance colleague

One of OM Zimbabwe's 10 students lost his mother shortly before the training started. Being the oldest in his family, he was expected to pay for the funeral and used the money he had raised as his training fees since the church was not paying for him. He is allowed to stay for two weeks at the Training base but a day before that grace period the rest of the student contributed money to cover his training fees for two months

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BLOG: Counted worthy to suffer

"Sometimes, we missionaries suffer in silence from a range of personal, work and spiritual issues," shares OMer Simon. "In those times, we cannot see Christ at work and simply want the emotional pain to subside. The weight of the conflict that rages inside us threatens to crush the ministry, our families and even our faith itself. We yearn for someone to talk to, someone who will actually listen and not just jump to a default response - “pray harder” or “pain and suffering is for your benefit.” 

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Zero is a number too

"In the Bible, the New Testament often uses the analogy of a human body to illustrate the church. The illustration is that the body is composed of many members with many gifts and abilities and because of that we can achieve more," shared OMer Simon. "But you don’t hear the hands taking credit over the head or the head over the legs. Yet, in my discussions with my wife, I seem to forget this important lesson."

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Hope: an anchor for the soul

"When we look at the unfinished task of reaching close to three billion people who have never heard the gospel, it can look daunting, impossible and unachievable, more so as one looks at world events," Jessica says. "We can, however, live and lead in the midst of such circumstances, if our perspective is that this is His work, that He is not done, that the story is still being written and that in the end He wins."

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Faith comes by hearing

African women who never went to school were unable to read the Bible upon becoming Christ followers. A new opportunity is giving them access to God's Word firsthand.

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My life of adventure in missions

“Yet, the point is not so much that I have any special abilities, but that my story is a story of obedience to God,” shares Simon. “In fact, there are generations of other Christians who gave up their homeland to travel a worse road just to bring the message of hope and healing to other people.  I tell my story, because it is a story of how a simple act— one that is actually fun and enjoyable—can still lead to transformation.”

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Fighting Bible poverty

No method is infallible when trying to reduce Bible poverty among the least reached, an OM worker discovers as he distributed Bibles.

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