Hi everyone! I’m very, very excited to be heading back to Zimbabwe this summer—please be in prayer for me and if you would be able to support me financially, there is a direct donation link at the bottom of this page that will go towards my airfare.

My last two trips were incredibly fruitful, with over 50 kids seeking personal salvation through Jesus Christ, and dozens more making hard choices to live for Christ admist seemingly impossible life circumstances—seeking to learn about forgiveness, renewing their minds, and changing the entire trajectory of their lives from what they came out of to the lives God has called them.

We will be running two full camps for orphans near the capital city of Harare in coordination with a ministry called Hands of Hope. If you have any questions about Global Encounters, Hands of Hope, or our kids ministry there in Zimbabwe, please don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]. Please enjoy the pictures throughout this page that I took during my last trips!

Zimbabwe is one of the most economically depressed countries in the world and AIDS has ravaged the adult population, leaving many orphans without training, parenting, or provision. The Global Encounters team is flying to Africa this summer to love the kids of Zimbabwe and show them Jesus through camp-style ministry. Our 2022 trip will run July 30-August 14!

Why does Zimbabwe need missions?

Zimbabwe was once the “breadbasket of Africa,” the most prosperous sub-saharan African country. Now it is deeply mired in poverty, since their economic collapse in 2007. Hyperinflation and corruption cripple the economy. In addition, Zimbabwe has one of the highest AIDS infection rates in the world and very little medical care, which has resulted in millions of orphans and tens of thousands of child-led households. These children desperately need practical help to meet their basic needs and people who will love them and show them the love of their Heavenly Father.

Global Encounters partners with Hands of Hope, a ministry that has established feeding stations for orphans all over Zimbabwe. These feeding stations keep the kids alive physically, but also provide community, mentoring, and discipleship. Each feeding station is run in connection with a local church that helps take on the responsibility for caring for the orphaned kids.

Hands of Hope also owns a camp facility. Global Encounters teams have been going each year to run summer camps for the kids at the feeding station. We bring them to camp in groups of fifty at a time to be loved, trained, and fed (physically and spiritually). Because the kids at each camp come from the same feeding station and village, we get to see the real life relationships. We help the older ones learn to be protectors rather than bullies and teach all the kids to work together rather than fighting.

We are praying for salvation for any kids who come who may not be saved yet, and for opportunities to disciple each of them in the Lord. We are so grateful for the last two years of fruitful ministry and are excited to be a part of what God does this trip!

 Please pray for me!

In addition to praying for the kids—that their hearts would be softened to hear the Gospel and more would come to be saved this trip—I would also really apprecaite some prayers for myself. Although I have been before so I don’t feel intimidated by the culture or concept of running camp, I still encounter spiritual warfare and new trials each mission trip, and that is initmidating. Please pray that God would embolden me with the courage to face whatever we come up against with unwavering faith; that others would be able to see Him in me when faced with the inevitable trials.

I have been saving for this since I got home from the last trip at the end of October, but I have yet to buy the flights. If you would be interested in giving towards my flight expenses, please use the donation form below.

All donations given through this link go to my flight expenses 100% and are 501(c)3 tax-deductible.

Thank you so much for your love, prayers, and support!


Love, Kimberly

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