Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Posted by CROSSROADS AFRICA EXPEDITIONS at 7:51 PM
FLOODING AT REDMILE FARM: Some of you know Gabriel from the many stories we have told you. He was a farm pastor and encourage families living through the darkest days of Zimbabwe's farm invasions and land redistribution.
|MANY WHITE FARMS WERE BURN WHEN OWNERS REFUSED TO LEAVE|
|FARM CHILDREN AND TEACHER|
HIS STORY: Gabriel spent years building his homestead at Redmile Farm but when the white farmers were removed from their farms so were their workers. However, Gabriel got permission from the new owner, a village chief, to return once a week to look after the orphans and the sick. He taught them how to grow their own food and started a feeding program. He returned each Sunday to hold an encouraging church service.
|GABRIEL TAKE ME ON A TOUR OF REDMILE AFTER THE FARM INVASION|
Several months ago, Gabriel traveled to the village where his sister lived. When he arrived at her hut he went inside and found her dead; her two small children ages, 4 and 9 and two others had been taking care of each other. Gabriel made arrangements for his sister's burial and gather up the children to take them home.
Crossroads collected funds for the unexpected new expenses of caring for small children. In spite of the trauma they have experienced, the children are adjusting. children settled into their new family and school and
UPDATE: In December, Gabriel return to his homestead at Redmile Farm and give the orphans who still live there a Christmas party. Crossroads sent funds extra food and first aid supplies. Gabriel loaded up all the supplies and his family and headed for the farm. While they were there the rains came and pounded them day and night. Everything flooded and they barely escaped with their lives. Once again Gabriel needs help. We are collecting funds to replace their household items, clothing, and winter food supply which they kept at the farm.
|ZIMBABWEANS LIVE IN RONDOVALS. THE FLOODS DESTROYED MANY|
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