John Clifford
Zimbabwe and Zambia Mission Report June 2014 PDF Print E-mail

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"For You are my rock and my fortress; for Your Name's sake You will lead me and guide me." Psalm 31:3

Our mission team was blessed with guidance and protection as we travelled across 4 countries, and conducted over 70 meetings and outreaches.

Blessings and Border Crossings
As our team travelled into Zambia we were concerned about the border crossing. We met a man along the way who suggested an alternative border crossing we had not yet considered. He said that he knows the people at the borders and that they are not corrupt. He also assured us that it would be cheaper and easier. We thought this was a good idea so we followed the man's advice. We were nervous as we had books to donate, a massive sign board which could not be hidden, and a huge tent which took up a large amount of space in the back of the vehicle. We knew that these items did not really have a set price and we would not be able produce a receipt for them. This would mean that the customs officials at the border could basically charge us any import fee they chose to! When we went to customs, the customs official said that he would not charge us for religious material. This was the first time an official has ever said that to us. When we went through the vehicle inspection, the border official did not even look in the back of our vehicle; he just waved us through!

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