May 8th 2013: Please join us for a terrific seminar by the Revd. Dr. and Mrs Joseph Harper and Miss Nyasha Chifundo
14 Years of Missionary work in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe by Revd. Dr. and Mrs Joseph Harper
‘Hope and Despair’
‘Thrift and Generosity’
Fulfilment and Disillusionment’
With the aid of visuals … Joseph and Barbara will, in addition to showing the tourist spots such as Kariba Dam and Victoria Falls, give reflections and insights covering their teaching/administrative /pastoral work as missionaries in Zimbabwe covering areas such as Salisbury (now Harare) Mazoe, Howard Institute, Bulawayo, Sinoia and Gwelo.
Whilst their earlier years of service ( 5 years at a time), in this wonderful country were safe and generally trouble free as they worked among the African Shona (in the North) and the Indebele people (in the South)……the later years proved to be tense and unpredictable …indeed dangerous, as terrorists………the so called ‘freedom fighters’, moved into the country from across the borders, resulting in disruption and misery and missionary deaths, to both Africans and Europeans alike.
As the country took the political move towards U.D.I many people fled the country whether to South Africa, Britain or even Australia. African Independence was not far away and as the political situation worsened it became less safe to live even in the Rhodesian towns and villages. As one can guess…the Rhodesian security forces found it almost impossible to patrol the country’s borders as well as maintain law and order within the country.
Joseph and Barbara hope to make the lecture interesting from every angle whilst Miss Nyasha Chifundo ( a recent Ph.D. Student from Zimbabwe), will offer her views and insights from a more recent perspective.
Fisher House Cafe:
May 8th 2013
Seminar: 6.30pm – 7.30
Free to all and guests welcome
Buffet Reception afterwards £5 per person. Guests welcome. Please can you let Lyn know if you will be coming for the reception (for catering) via: email@example.com
The seminar if free for all to attend and will be followed by a finger buffet for SCR members and their guests (£5 per person).