zimbabwe mission trip

The Zimbabwe mission teams continue an ongoing effort to support discipleship among young adults in Zimbabwe.  The economy in Zimbabwe has almost totally collapsed, with a formal unemployment rate of over 90%. Consequently, Zimbabwean churches and the Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe (CBZ) are unable to support ministries like our Baptist Campus Ministry and other ministries that target young adults. This population has no specific ministry to support them as they wrestle with the transition from youth to adulthood.  Our Zimbabwe mission teams partner with Zimbabwe churches to host discipleship retreats at which young adults are given encouragement, biblical teaching, Shona-language bibles, and discipleship training that they can model in their own communities.  During these retreats, the teams from First Baptist also involve those young adults in local outreach including VBS, door-to-door witnessing and visitation of the sick.