VERY HAPPY THANKFUL Greetings from France!! (‘Ladies French Open’ this week)
THANK-YOU!!! THANK-YOU!!! THANK-YOU!!! Or as we say in Zimbabwe, TATENDA!!! TATENDA!!! TATENDA!!! THANK-YOU for your sweet kindness and Love to our Zimbabwean Nation…You have created countless Miracles and answered numerous Prayers, bringing hope, light and love to our People, helping them to feel of God’s love…THANK-YOU!!!
Since initiating EYES4ZIMBABWE in 1996 it has been quite an adventure, what started as an eye project has reached into MANY spheres of GREAT NEED during Zimbabwe’s exceptionally difficult times…Each year we are challenged with how to purchase, fill and ship these containers…And each year it has been our privilege to watch the COUNTLESS ‘miracles’ unfold, we are sure that this year will be no different, Faith DEFINITELY proceeds our Miracles!!!
Initially for the ‘Young Women’s Camps’ we purchased 233 sleeping bags, 233 blankets, 233 towels, 233 toothbrushes, 233 bars of soap, 233 cups/bowels/plates, food for 233 Young Women etc. Some of the Young Women showered twice daily, but never changed their clothing as they only owned one outfit. Over the last few years your donated books, clothing, shoes, blankets, food, hygiene kits, school kits, Scriptures etc. have given a TREMENDOUS LIFT to those in need!
It has been TERRIFIC to see how many Schools have been rejuvenated and uplifted with so much, including their first libraries, Students and Staff have been supplied with stationary and MUCH MORE which usually in those remote areas is unobtainable. Children have been helped with food, clothing, books, school bags, toys, candy, soccer balls, hygiene kits etc.
The Youth Camps have been ABSOLUTELY AMAZING as thousands of Youth have been blessed and next week we will be assisting Beira, Mozambique with their Young Womens Camp!
The assistance which we have been able to render to prospective Zimbabwean Missionaries over the last number of years has been invaluable. Previously we had a Friend of ours in South Africa purchase and drop off at the ‘Johannesburg MTC’ a case/bag filled with ALL that the future Zimbabwean Missionary would require for two years i.e. 2 suits, 8 white shirts, ties, socks, shoes, belts, sheets, towel etc.…However we realised with the vast increase in soon-to-be serving Missionaries from Zimbabwe that we needed to find a different solution.. THANK-YOU for coming to the rescue! As one young Bishop shared…“Thank you so much for the clothing you gave my 3 missionaries from Mufakose Ward…You don’t know how grateful we are for your support…your assistance will prove to be a motivation to many more young men and women.”
It is wonderful to know that through such small and simple means, such GREAT JOY can come to pass!!
We have gained an ABSOLUTE Testimony of the feeding of the 5000…THANK-YOU for answering our Prayers and creating WONDERFUL Miracles!!
On Tuesday 8th, October (7am-2pm) we will be receiving and bailing donated clothing, underwear, shoes, blankets, sheets, towels, fabric, soft toys etc. at the HUMANITARIAN CENTRE. Please make mention that it is a donation for ‘EYES4ZIMBABWE’…The earlier the better! (We would be VERY GRATEFUL for your help to off-load, sort, bail, tag etc.)
1665 Bennett Road (2030 West)
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
We are still awaiting confirmation of a DIFFERNT WAREHOUSE where ALL other donated items may be dropped off on Tuesday 8th October…As soon as we have an address, we will e-mail you.
As soon as we are in the USA and acquire a local cell number, we will e-mail it. However Heidi Hill may be contacted on (801) 5182547.
We will work until we are done and we would GREATLY appreciate your helping Hands!!
Our GENERAL WISHLIST…
· GIRL 3-10
· BOY 3-10
· GIRL TEENAGE 11-18
· BOY TEENAGE 11-18
· ADULT FEMALE
· ADULT MALE
· CHILDRENS – SWEATERS / SWEATSHIRTS / SWEATPANTS
· TEENAGE – SWEATERS / SWEATSHIRTS / SWEATPANTS
· ADULT – SWEATERS / SWEATSHIRTS / SWEATPANTS
· MALE MISSIONARY
(SHIRTS, SUITS, BELTS, SOCKS, TIES, SHOES, CASE, BACKPACK, QUADS, SWEATER, TROUSERS SHEETS ETC.)
· FEMALE MISSIONARY
(SKIRTS BLOUSES, DRESSES, BELTS, SHOES, CASE, BACKPACK, QUADS, SWEATER, SHEETS ETC.)
· BLANKETS, QUILTS, CRIB QUILTS
· NEW BORN KITS
· BABY FORMULA
· BABY BOTTLES
· HYGIENE KITS
· FOOD – TUNA FISH, PEANUT BUTTER, RICE, DRY BEANS
· SOAP – ANTISEPTIC
· TOOTHBRUSH, TOOTHPASTE
· VASELINE CREAM
· SLEEPING BAGS
· HATS / CAPS (CHILDREN & ADULTS)
· DARK GLASSES / SUN GLASSES
· READING GLASSES
· WIND UP TORCHES
· TOYS FOR CHILDREN
· WHITE SHIRTS
· NEW UNDERWEAR
· BRAS (NEW & USED)
· SOCCER BALL / BASKETBALL / VOLLEYBALL
· FIRST AID KITS
· SCHOOL KITS
· CLOSED SHOES (ALL SIZES)
· CANDY FOR THE KIDS
· LAUNDRY DETERGENT
· CRUTCHES / WALKING STICKS / WALKERS
· PENS / PENCILS / COLOURED PENCILS / ERASERS/ SHARPENERS / RULERS / SICSSORS / STATIONARY BAGS
· BACK PACKS
· WRITING BOOKS
· COLOURING BOOKS
· BAGS / CASES
· BUCKET / PALE
· WORKING LAPTOPS (USED OR UNUSED)
· CHURCH DVDS
· SEWING MACHINES
· SEWING SUPPLIES (Fabric, Scissors, thread etc.)
And ANY other wonderful ideas that you might have!!
We look forward to seeing you all in October…If there is ANYTHING that we might assist you with, please just ask!!
Hugs, Smiles & MUCH, MUCH Thanks!
Reeve, Laurette, Cecilie & MANY, MANYY GRATEFUL Zimbabweans!