Reflections on a trip to Zimbabwe

Date: March 30 2015    By: Ashburnham Place     Category: Social Action

Reflections on my trip to Zimbabwe

My great friend, and partner in crime/General Directorship of the Ashburnham Christian Trust, Paul and I have recently returned from a trip abroad. A brief but incredibly inspiring visit to a truly amazing country Zimbabwe. It was not my first time in Africa however it was my first visit to Zimbabwe.


We went with a compelling feeling of being sent by God. This was mainly due to three separate prophetic words given to us by completely unrelated people, each one encouraging us to connect with an organisation called Foundations For Farming (FFF) and particularly it’s founder Brian Oldreive. With this in mind we set off bright eyed and bushy tailed in anticipation of what the Lord had in store for us and we were not disappointed. After an extremely long journey, 28 hours later, we arrived in Harare airport.


The missing letters on the watchtower, “Welcome to Zimbaw” were perhaps a sign of the  disorganisation we would soon see all around us. There were no national or recognisable chains of any kind in the airport, and the posters advertising for banks, investments and mobile phone companies gave the impression of a country desperate for investment and development. Mugabe’s picture looms large over the entrance to the welcome lounge in part showing the strong hold he still has on this aspiring nation. 

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