Celebrations at Crossroads Community Church
New Frontiers, A Family of Churches – Together on a Mission – rang true when the New Frontier churches responded to the Zimbabwe food crisis. Their generosity in cash enabled the New Frontier churches in Zimbabwe to purchase and bless communities around the country with maize grain and soya chunks.
Crossroads Community Church was also able to be a blessing to the Kezi community as we were able to bless approximately 450 people with maize grain and soya chunks. The food distribution was to be an evangelistic outreach as we saw this as an opportunity to share God’s word – spiritual relevance and be the church in action by giving food – practical relevance.
Stephen Manhanga and Mxwayisi Dube directing the flow of people
Sunday started with the team getting together early and praying – committing the day to the Lord. As usual, the children were the first to arrive at the Crossroads site followed by many more people. A sense of heaviness could be felt as we were informed that the evening before, a young man of 19 (husband and father) was accidentally and tragically knifed to death by his 17year old friend as they were “messing about” together. We prayed again with everyone for God to break in and He did. The celebration was wonderful.
Alison Fry and Gerald Mangena at the verification station
The food distribution started early as God blessed us with light showers of rain. Everything went smoothly as people moved from one station to the next until they received their maize grain and soya chunks. The presence of God was awesome and the unity evident. A heart of appreciation was in the air as families are now able to have a basic meal for the upcoming months. Praise God!
A lady going home after receiving her maize grain and soya chunks
Psalm 133:1”Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.”
By Molly Manhanga