Champs 2017: Day 3

The final day of Champs is always bitter-sweet as a three day feast comes to and end, but with hearts filled and changed. As always, many nations were represented – Australia, UK, India, USA, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Germany, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, and of course, Zimbabwe. After roof raising praise and hauntingly beautiful worship, the IWH Kanyemba group were introduced by Mashoko. These truly are the poorest of Zimbabwe’s poor, from a remote area in the north. Every month Mashoko braves crocodiles and hippos when crossing the river to visit them. The Doma people were part of the group, a despised tribe. One man told us that they are used to being treated like animals, but coming to Clouds …

Champs 2017: Day 2

Day Two began again with much jubilation and worship rising up to the heavens! The talks opened with the ‘Young and Old’ as 12 year old Tinashe shared his success in using FfF methods.  Tinashe – an orphan who was taken in by his grandmother – is now taking care of her as he faithfully stewards their little piece of land.  Asked what advice he has to give, he responded that “the money is in the soil” to a roar of applause.  Standing next to Tinashe and his grandmother was 73 year old Maggi Chirodza, or ‘Gogo’ (grandmother) as she is fondly known by all, including our many international FfF visitors.  Gogo is an incredible example and advocate of God’s …

Champs 2017: Day 1

Champs got off to a wonderful start on Tuesday with this year’s theme – ‘I Was Hungry and You Taught Me How to Farm’.  The tone was set with truly anointed music as Lou Huck and her team lifted our spirits into joyous praise, softening into a gentle and deeply stirring time of  worship. Afterwards we watched a poignant music video, sung by Lou and compiled by Ashleigh Don, calling the church to arise and return to the things of the Father’s heart.  Based on Isaiah 58 – the cry was about reaching out to the oppressed, and loosing the chains of injustice.  In other words loving the poor, with the heart of Jesus… Ken Clarke’s introduction challenged us to …