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imageCornelious’ first visit to the U.S.A. has come and gone. He and I spent the month of May traveling from Los Angeles to Boston, from Chicago to Houston. What a wonderful time it was!

Purpose: Cornelious came to meet and connect with the many supporters of Hope4theOrphan, for them to get to know him and for him to meet them. During our travels we were able to meet supporters, sponsors, churches and leaders involved in the ministry, as well as every Hope4theOrphan Board member. God abundantly blessed those days to knit our hearts together.

Irvine, California

imageSunday with Pastor Steve Phillips

At Journey Christian Church, both Cornelious ad I spoke at all the Sunday services, met with sponsors and different groups. Their pastors and Zimbabwe team graciously welcomed us and saw to our every need!

Naperville, IL.

imageLynn, Cornelious, Janelle, and Pastor David Bomgarten

Our week with River Glen Presbyterian Church was filled with interesting hospital visits and then wonderful meetings with sponsors, supporters and Board members. A long time sponsor, Tom Ekin, was Cornelious’ very efficient host.


imageHouston sponsors met Cornelious in the home of Darlene Bridges

Many of the sponsors in Houston were among the first to join our Themba family. It was such a joy to see long time “friends” meet for the first time! We love each one of our supporters who bless us in every way.


Katy, Texas

imageCornelious and Janelle with Pastor Jerry Edmondson

Jerry and Gail Edmondson are Board members and also pastors of the church, The Fellowship, in Katy.
Our weekend with the church was rich with meeting new members, visiting other pastors and ministries. We also spent time with Board members, John & Vanessa Cortes.


imageFriends of Janet and Mike Burd, one of our board member (Janet)

In Philadelphia, Janet gathered together a group of mission minded friends for an evening of sharing the ministry and building relationships. It was a good evening of meeting people with the same heart for the world.


imageThree Minute Men

After a good meeting with a mission-minded friend of Janet, we were off to enjoy the American Revolution birthplace, Lexington and Boston, MA. This was all very new for Cornelious since he isn’t deep into US history, so it was fun. The next day he flew off to Zimbabwe.
All our days were full and definitely productive. It was so encouraging to see the wonderful way Cornelious embraced and loved each person here, and how delighted everyone was to finally meet Cornelious in person. God had his hand upon our travels and graciously anointed the many connections that were made. He truly is our God of Wonders!

¬†There were so many fun, funny, unusual, and even weird things that happened during Cornelious’ visit that I want to send you another email, mostly pictures, giving you an idea of what it is like for a person who has lived all his life in Zimbabwe to visit the most advanced nation in the world!! So look forward to that.

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