When the first Tomorrow Clubs opened in Zimbabwe a couple of months ago, no one knew what to expect. The culture couldn’t be more different from eastern Europe where the ministry was founded and has always operated, but God had opened doors, the curriculum was ready, leaders were trained, and the day came.
Things were a bit shaky at first. To break the ice, we started with some fun and games. Our creative leaders made the best of what they had – even the volleyball net was created from string and tree branches. The first Bible lesson came from Genesis 1 and the kids quickly got into painting animal faces on paper plates as they learned about God’s creation.
The biggest surprise – and challenge – came over the next few weeks. As groups of kids walked to the club meetings, other kids, looking for something to do, joined them and more and more children started showing up. We had hoped to have about 30 kids at each club, but some meetings have had three times that!
The few Tomorrow Clubs that are operating in Zimbabwe right now are part of a pilot program in just one community. Already we see that the children in Zimbabwe are hungry for the word of God and we are excited that so many want to be part of Tomorrow Clubs! The leaders and pastors are committed to the work of the ministry but truly, the harvest is ready, and the laborers are few. Please pray with us for more leaders to help serve all the kids who are hungry for God and for more connections to local churches to bring long-term discipleship to the people we are serving.
What a privilege it is to be God’s hands and feet in Zimbabwe, one of the world’s poorest countries. God is already working in the hearts of the leaders and the children. Thank you for partnering with us to help children in forsaken places learn to follow Jesus!
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few”