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Dear Friends

in Christ

As the sun

was blazing down on Christmas

day, making one of the hottest days in Rhodesia


since our arrival, we opened the wonderful gifts
which so many of you had sent. How gpod it was
to feel the bonds of love through Christ which penetrated to us from

yout-n your^-g4^-ts-r cat^s, -and1 et-l^e<&-. ur ion^ 1-y- hea^J^-were-tru 1y_


I if ted as we read the signatures from our American friends. Many thingf
could be said about the many useful gifts and expressions of love, but
I have many other things which I want to tell you also.
RELIEF

FOR G>VELO

As the key was turned on P.O. Box 167, Gwelo, Southern Rhodesia,

a letter was taken from among the many received almost every day and
opened very hurriedly, '//ith goose bumps all over me and butterflies

inside, 1 began reading, "Dear Ziden; Thank you so much for the prompt
reply and slides of the Gwelo area. Ruth and 1 are committing our
selves to Gwelo in evangelistic work among the Africans.
the process of raising our living link support

We are now in

As soon as we can

be certain of our living link and about $200.00^per. month, we shall set
a sailing date. We are shooting fok a date during the last of June,
1962." What a blessing it will be when the Gwelo area has a full time

missionary, and also release us for the Sinoia-Urungwe areas .


THE

RESULTS

POWER OF THE GOSPEL

IN 181 BAPTISWlS

IN OCT. - NOV. - DEC.

The power of the Gospel penetrated the hearts and souls of 181
people in the GweIo-Sinoia-Urungwe areas causing them to give their
lives in obedience to Christ.

The Gospel caused others who had once

named Christ and then turned away to repent and become fa 1thfuI.

This

gospel was preached by Evangelist Miga, church members, and myself.


The men are quite willing to preach. Thus far in 1962 twelve hve already confessed Christ and have been baptized through the preaching o
Miga and Beni. Beni is a Mashoko Bible College student who
ho I idays with me, as he is commi t ted to the GweIo area and wiI I serve
under Brother Wendell

Freeman when he arrives.

GREAT THINGS ON THE HORIZON FOR 5RM

During Jan 5-7 the mi ss ioi>or ies of the Southern Rhodesian Mission
met in Bulawayo for a history making meeting. Many things were dis-

cussed and decisions made which shows the depth of the mission personnel

as a whole. it is wonderful to be a part of this group of God-fearing


men. The SRMwill make history in the a/>nuols of God's Kingdom because
of- it's dcpenJe/ic:e upon the power
' ch rules that K'^gdom.
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LORENCO MARQUES RADIO BROADCAST

A unanrmous vote was cast to broadcast the gospel each Lord's Day
star ting

in July of this year. This will serve many needs. It will


eii^^uurage and inspire Christians scattered throughout Africa where
there is no estabiished work.

It will open new f ields.

It will ass is

one of the greatest mission movements to unite God's Kingdom among the
British^ New Zealand, American, and African Brethern.

Because of the needful opportunities already being faced, most


of the missionaries have determined that from our living link salaries
we'll support the radio project so as to avoid appealing to you and
others for this project also when your supoort is so badly needed In
the existing projects.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MISSION AAATERIALS
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In the December issue of this paper I announced the VBS materials

would be available upon request. Some of these have already been pre
pared, but it was then decided in Jan. by all the missionaries that
the May issue of the "RHODESIAN STORY" would carry a lesson from each
missionary which would make ten lessons. Other suggestions will also
be given for VBS. This way the whole field wiI I be represented, and
not just one area.
It will also provide a variety in stories. The
material will be received by you automatically so as a special order
to my forwarding agent will not be necessary.
May God continue to guide your efforts and give you the needed

blessing for the accompIishment of bringJng. gIory and honor to Him.


We thank you for what you have done in your Rhodesian outreach through

us, and we ask your continued prayers as we begin a new mission station
on the Urungwe Reserve.
Yours in His service.
^uthern Rhodesian Mission
Ziden, Helen, and Karolyn
CONTRIBUTORS FOR MONTH. OF DECEMBER
Churches;

Wheat land,

Individuals;

Indiana

Fr i ends
Mr. & Mrs. Ira Beerbower
Howard Nutt

Thayer, Kansas
Madelia, Minnesota
Cleveland, Minnesota
Truman, Minnesota
Eagle Lake, Minnesota
Richards, Missouri
Rinehart Christian (Metz, Mo.),
R i chI and. Mo.

Margaret Scrutchfield

Mt. Pleasant Church (Carthage,

WiI Iiam Gr i esi nger

AAr. & Mrs.

AArs. Ann Kessinger & Carolyn


Friends

IIIinois)

Wendell

Black Oak Church of Christ

Mrs.

(Gary, Indiana)
Galesburg, Kansas
Second Christian (Terre Haute, Ind.)

AAr.
Mr,
Mr,
Mr,
Mr,
Mr.
AAf.

Lowe I I,

Indi ana

Groups;

Lad-f es Aj~d,

A/la-de Li a

Paul Weston

AAr. & Mrs. Sherel Nutt


Mr, & Mrs, Leon Con ley

Mi-nn.

L.

Freeman

Effie Hershman
& Mrs,

Ed Hargrave

& Mrs, C.M. Wylie


& Mrs,

L.A. Magner

& Mrs. Raymond McFarland


& Mrs.

Sam Stone

& Mrs, A Ionzo S ims.


A -Mr sGh^^r4es- Wa I t ers

C.Y.H. - Dewey, Oklahoma

(Many other individuals give

Welcome Class - Laomi, Illinois


Friendship Class - West Mi I ford

through their local church.

Missionary Society - Barnsdall,

Those

listed here have sent

apart from the

Oklahoma

local church.

Ladies Aid - Savonburg, Kansas

Many others sent personal

Ruth Circle - Truman, Minn.


Christian Workers Class - Crocker,

here.

gifts which ere not listed

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

A bedroom set was bought

with the personal gifts.)

Missouri
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$1134.20

How happy we were for the work of the Lord here in Rhodesia when
''o received yom' gifts for December.

With months like this means

water system installed,

visited and ^<'*'itd, '^nd rn

our

ti-iiok wf I I soon be paid off,

oump/efoJ^ cfor-coom' <

al I a greater and
t wor k <oiTe
chr'rst. May God con
tinue to add s-otits to the Kingdom by the Gospel which will reward you.

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GweIo, S. Rhodesia
Dear Friends

in Christ:

As the rainy season continues, the African

vegetation grows, making a beautiful countryside.


The flowers are now very lovely and our garden
is producing quite well. Just this month we haye had our f_iF"st home

grown

9nd have seen many new flowers come Into bloom.

We

certain^^enjoy the year-round growing season, but how we miss the


soft, white snow flakes.
VISITATION AND KINGDOM GROWTH

The power of the Gospel shed abroad to Rhodesia through^the pray


ers and support of you, our Christian brethren, we also rejoice to see
the growth of God's Kingdom. January was a busy month having made two
trips to the Urungwe Reserve, two visits to the Christians at Mangula
Mine, a visit to the Mhondoro Church, the Iron Mine Hill Church, and a

trip to Mashoko to get an interpreter. A total of twenty-four were


immersed into Christ during January. There were 19 adults and 5 young
people. Our visitation thus far in February (today is the 19th) has^

been hindered by Helen having strep throat, and I an attack of malaria.


I Said. "IT COULDN'T BE DONE"

The powerful Dodge Power Wagon met it's match in the bottomless

soil
soi I of Mashoko Mission.

After having gone through swift waters of

the Fue River which came a few inches over the top of the tires, and

having plowed through 64 miles of washed out road, which took a total
of 5^ hours, we arrived at Mashoko Mission; but, before we reached

the Pemberton's home, the Dodge was stuck.

It's powerful^ engine lay

helpless as both axles rested on the ground. There was just no bottom
to the soil. Lester Cooper and John Pemberton came to our assistance
and towed us out.

four-wheel drives.

At one time four vehicles were stuck,

including two

We enjoyed our short visit, and then returned with

a new interpreter, Patrick Sithole, to our home in Gwelo.


ACTIVITY AT A^ANGULA MINE

On January 21st, our family arrived at Mangula Mine and met with

twenty wonderful Christian people.

We left a school teacher and Miga,

the African evangelist, for the next week, and then I returned the next
Lord's Day with Donald Bel! to meet with about forty people. Donald
was visiting from Capetown, and his sister (a nurse at Mashoko) and
Pasty Cooper were in Gwelo with Helen and Karolyn.

After some car

trouble and a 78 mile dclour, diie to a washed out road, Donald and I

arrived at Mangula In time for the Lord's Supper and to preach. Ten
stepped forward at the invitation, most of which had been convicted by

the Holy Spirit during the past week, and were bap t i
in a nearby stream.

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CONTRIBUTORS FOR MONTH OF JANUARY


IndiV i duaIs;

Churches;

Wheat land,
Mt,

AAr. & Mrs. Ray Wilburn


AAr. & Mrs. Ray McMillan
Mr. & Mrs. Henry F. Sullivan

Indiana

Pleasant Christian

(Carthage, I I I inois)
Truman, Minnesota
Metz, Missouri
LoweII, Indiana
Richland, Missouri
Lamar, Missouri

Mrs. Cora B. McKeIvy

Richards, Missouri
Hessv iI Ie, Indi ana
Laomi, I I Iinois
First Christian, Joliet, III.
Rinehart Christian, Metz, Mo.
Black Oak Church of Christ,
Gary, Indiana

Mr. & Mrs. William Bowman

Bon i ta DePue
Howard Nutt
Howard Kessler
Mr. & Mrs. Char Ies WaIters

Mary Pierce
Mrs. C.M. WyIie
Ira W. Beerbower
Mr. & Mrs. Joe York

Mr. & Mrs. Clem Atkinson

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond McFarland


Mrs. Edith Wright

Spr ingf ield. IIIinois

Louise B. Smith

(Southsi de)

Galesburg, Kansas

Margaret Scrutchfield

Groups:

WiI Ii am Gr i es i nger

Mr.

& Mrs.

Thomas E.

Carr

L.A. Magner
Marilyn J. Buche

Friendship Class, Archie, Mo.


Christian Missionary Society,

Mr.

Barnsda M, Ok la.

South Valley Chapel Youth


Er i e, Kansas
Ladies Aid, Savonsburg, Kansas
Pleasant Hill Young Adult Class
Roby, Missouri

& Mrs.

Charles Gruver

(Many other individuals have


given through their local church
and not

listed.

Those

listed

here have sent apart from the


Local Church. May God be

Welcome Class, Laomi, III.


Ladies Fellowship Circle,

praised through all the gifts.)

Whiting, Indiana
TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS -

$1736.69

With a home to build, Christian, Day Schools to erect, a storeroom to put uptruck to be paid for, and water system to be installed
gifts such as those in January bring encouragement to us and we dedicate them to be usedefficientIy to th e glory and honor of our Father.
AAHONDORO CHURCH BUILDING

When the responsibility of the Gwelo area churches


over to the Southern Rhodesian Mission: by AAr. &

was

turned

plans were already in progress for a church house af AAhondnro where


some 50 to 60 Christians were meeting. The building was started in
November of 1961, but plowing and rains have slowed down the con
struction to some extent, and the walls are now above the window frames!

and the roof will soon be completed. The Gruver's, now at Cookson
J
vitally concerned that it continue as a source of glory to God. Theyy/

Hills Mission, have continued their interest in the Gwelo work and are /
have sent a gift along with their prayers to help on the cost of l^b'-i'S
building which will total about $750.00.
MISSION SITE PROGRESS

After passing two "green mamba"snakes we came to the mission site


where David Pruett, Sherman Pemberton, nd I had been just two weeks

previous picking out buiI ding sites. Now Nurse Paul ine Bel I and her
Brother Donald and I were again looking at the beautiful site which
lies in view of the scenic Mtirikati Mountain Range.

The government has now drilled a well on the site and have given
favorable indication that they will build a dam on the site if deemed
necessary. We will begin building as quickly as the rains cease.
LETTERS

We have learned that several letters have not reached us. We^
answer each letter we receive, so if you don't receive an answer with
in a few weeks, please write again as your letters mean so much to us
as we

labor here

in Africa.

Your interest shown for the Gospel being spread through our ser

vice again causes us to give thanks to God and to you for sending us.
May God bless you according to your needs and bring souls to eternal
life through your efforts both at home and abroad.
Because of the Risen Lord,

Southern RhodesUm Mission

2 'er. V He! e n ^ d Kar o I yn

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Dear Christian Friends;

Greetings from Southern Rhodesia. We are


again glad to send a report to you about the
work which God has

led us to here

in Africa.

Each month increases our joy and thankfulness for the Gospel, and for
you who are willing to spread the precious Seed of Life to a I I nations,
i+etenr-ari d~t ^r^TTow f^^T? ngnrrTUlJlT~b^tTeir^Bhd a r e^Tr y^rn^ TdTra^t ch
off
the many th i ngs wh ich had to be left undone wh iIe we were ill. Dur ing
February and thus far in March we have had several missionary visitors
to stop in and stay at least overnight. We have enjoyed the visits of
the Pruett, Kennedy, Grubbs, Pennington, and Lawyer families, as well
as Patsy Cooper, Pauline and Donald Bell. We have all enjoyed the
fresh vegetables which are still coming from our garden.
"BUSH BUGGY*" RECEIVES AN ADDITION!

The Dodge is now equipped with a simple rack made from used pipe
which extends over the cab and for the length of the truck.
It will
save having timber and etc. hauled from the nearest railway station
which is at Sinoia, 120 miles from the mission site.
V.B.S. MISSION MATERIAL

Each missionary in Rhodesia hs written a story which will com


prise a series of lessons to be used in V.B.S.

Ideas and helps will

also be provided to aid in making the mission story time more interest(ng
They will not have to be ordered, but will appear in the May
i ssue of "RHODESIAN STORY".
We hope youMI want to use these in VBS.
EVANGELIST MIGA TO UMVUAAA

As previously reported, the Umvuma Church had a good attendance,


until the influence of Satan entered in corrupting the children of God.
Church leaders and members were quarreling and back-biting and the
group soon was very small in attendance.
Immediately we had several meetings with the remaining leaders.
One leader repented and came back joining the remaining two. Now,
three of the five leaders were working together but the people still
were not coming.

The logical thing to do was find an Evangelist.

Only Miga, who

is working rn the Urungwe area, was available, so after an immediate


640 mile trip Miga was face to face with the problem. Of all Christ
ian workers I know, he would be the one who could help instill the
Word of God into the

lives of

this unrepentent people.

After only one

week of work, all but four of the members had repented and returned to

gather with the saints. Five new ones had repented and will be bap
tized on March 25th. Miga had spread the word in a wonderful way, and
will continue for a per
period of two more weeks befof-e .'eturninq home.
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Against the "fiery darts of Satan" the Gospel takes it's power
of conviction into the hearts of mankind and destroys the infectious
wounds. The wounds which have caused men to turn away from God. Only
the Gospel can heal those wounds of the soul and bring it back into a
pure relationship with it's Maker.

Many are waiting for that healing power to be preached to them,


and they eagerly accept the Christ of Calavary. SIXTY-FOUR have
accepted Christ since our

last report.

Only by the grace of God and the loving kindness of many of you.
His children, has witness been made to these people. May God be
praised, and may you be blessed for your efforts both at home and
abroad. We give our thanks to God for you who have been willing to
make the field of Rhodesia a reality in my fami Iy's Iife. How won
derful it is to have Christian friends who stand up for Christ by
your Christian witness in the area you live, and are also concerned
about the eternal destiny of ALL NATIONS; Concerned enough to help
sow the Precious Seed of Life in the many different fields of the
world. May God bless you each in such a way that through those bless-

ings your works may be seen at home and abroad, and as a result bring
men the world around to glorify God.
Yours for a Christian world.
Southern Rhodesi=n Mission

Ziden, Helen, & Karolyn


CONTRIBUTORS

FOR MONTH

OF

FEBRUARY

Churches;

Indivi duaIs;

Thayer, Kansas

Mr.

Lowell, Indiana
Archie, Missouri
Redwood Falls, Minnesota

RoSeI I a

WiI Iiam Arch

Madel i ^ Minnesota

Mr. & Mrs. W i M i am Bowman

Wtieatland, Indiana

Ira Beerbower
Howard Nutt
Charles E. Van

Metz, Mo.

Mrs.

Charles Walters

Hudson

A Friend,

Jo Iiet, I I Iinois (First Chr ist i an )


Truman, Minnesota

Carthage, Illinois (Mt.


Rich I and, Missouri
Eagle Lake, Minnesota
FrancesviI Ie, Indiana

(Indiana)

Nada

Mrs. C.M, WyIie


WiMiam Griesinger

PIeasant)

AAr.

& Mrs.

John Koerner

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E.Carr

(Rinehart Christian)

Galesburg, Kansas Gary, Indiana (Black Oak)

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wilburn


Margaret Scrutchf ieId
Steven Becky Zimbicki
LuciI Ie Letheho

Groups;

Crocker, Mo., Christian Workers


Madelia, Minn., Ladies Aid

Savonburg, Kan., Ladies Aid


Laomi,

Mrs. Ray McMiI I an


L.A. Magner
Mr.

James Hill

Norma

Bruce

Mrs. Cora B. McKeIvy

III., Welcome Class

Richards, Mo., Sunday School


Oewey Okla., Friendly Neighbors
Miss ion Group
West Milford, Ohio, Friendship
Class

Lexington, Ky. (Broadway,Christian)


Young PeppIes CI ass .

Archie, Mo.> Friendship Class


Pleasant Hill Young Adul,t Class

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond McFarI and


PauIi ne.Be I I

(Many other individuals have


g i ven through th^ir IOca I cJiurjChand are not listed.
Those list
ed have sent ap^rt from the

local Church treasurer.

May God

be praised through all the gifts.)

Roby, Missouri
TOTAL

CONTRIBUTIONS

1097.21

The rains are just about over and in two weeks. Lord willing, the
fMisJ tr ee w i I I
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^ Rhnrips ta thP Africans cut a tree first

insteacf~of the fTrst shovel full of dirt being dug).

We are purchas

ing a small caravan to live in until our home is built.

The first

,bu i I di ng will be a s torer oom and office building, andwe'll use part
of it to live in also, the caravan (16ft. long) will always be on
hand as a guest house for government officials and visitors.
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Rhodesia

in Christ;

Having been home only three days during the


last thirty, we are late in writing to you, but
we are most anxious to place in your hands the

latest news and an i nterest ing-human interest stor_VL.^T-h-e month-.of___ _


April has certainly been a busy one and we only find ourselves behind
in many things, but the joys of being busy in the Lord's work are
quite satisfying. Our family is each keepingwell and enjoying the
cooler weather for a change.
ACREAGE GRANTED!
BUT

"OBJECTION TO WHITE MAN"

How thriI led we were that on the very day which the Pruett's

were able to leave Mashoko for a period of re Iaxation^and to help


us plan the building on the Urungwe Reserve mission site, that the
grant came for ONE-HUNDRED ACRES. This enabled us to^use them to a
greater advantagesince they have several years experience in build
ing Mashoko with the other workers there. We could plan on concrete
knowledge of 100 acres and not just hoping we would be granted that
much. Beautiful building sites are plentiful on this land which lies
in view of large rolIing mountains on alI sides. We were most

privileged to have the Pruett family with us for a few days in


area to help us, and we were thankful also that they were able

a little rest from the demanding needs and responsibilities of


Mashoko Christian Hospital some 500 miles away. .Mrs. Pruett is
architect and is giving help in building plans and landscape.

the

to have
the
an

Chief D^ndawa took us over part of the area around the site and
intrbduced us to some of his Kraal Heads, They begged for Christian
ity and Christian Day Schools. The Chief in particular urged to arr-

audience of between 350 and 400 to ToTTbW ffTe^Ttiin'rc^ of "CtrrTst, ^and

to give up the gods of their ancestors to follow the True and Ei^^j,f nj

God.

When we arrived back from the morning

journey with the Ch i ef,

we were standing trying to quench our thirst with a warm dr ink of


orange pop when a man aoproached the Chief roved ling f s fear of the

white man coming to live there, because ho thought we'd take their
.rand ship them to America. The chief later told us that in 1958, when

the people had resettled in that arc-a, of some of the pr imi t ive
ideas which his people possesi?o-U. There were no stores or bus routes.
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The Chief wanted to have a store building in his area, but when he^
approached the people about it, they objected saying, "If a store is
put here, our wives wiI I be sold.
understand.

He put the store and now they

Later the Chief wanted bus routes among his l^nd, but

again the people objected saying that their wives would be t>ken to
Salisbury to be sold.

We are so thrilled that you have sent us to these people.

We are

Tiot sent to civilize them into a western civilization, but only to

,.* give them Christ,

This will be more valuable to them than any other

We thank you for your prayers wh ich


are such a great source of strength to us. God is so good and has
laid a great task before us, and only through your prayers and support
teachers who teach other things.

'

.^.gan the harvest be gathered in.

May God bless you

at home and abroad in giving testimony to our

each for your part


blessed Master.

Because of the Risen Lord,

'outhern Rhodesian Mission


Ziden, Helen, and Karolyn

CONTRIBUTORS FOR MONTH OF AAARCH


I ndi V i dua I s:

Churches:

Larry B. Howe I I
Ray McMiI Ian

Joliet. IIIinois
Truman, Minnesota
WheaTland, Indiana
Mt.

Pleasant Christian

(III.)

Lowell, Indiana
Terre Haute, Ind, (2nd Christian)
Deep River, Indiana
Thayer, Kansas
Richland, Missouri
Eagle Lake, Minnesota
Rinehart Christian Church

(Mo.)

Archie, Missouri
Black Oak Church of Christ

Lois D. Abbet
W iI Ii am Bowman

PauI Liskey
Howard Nutt

Henry Tr i bbey
Ira W.

Beerbower

WiI Iiam H.

Douthett

C.M. Wylie
A3CMillardT. Clark, Jr.
N.L. Gulick

(Ind.)

Elmer

Koerner

Virgi I Sherr ick


Margaret Scrutchfield
Groups;

Young Adults, Roby, Missouri


Schneider Neighbors
Christian Missionary Society,

Roy WiI burn


Raymond McFarland
WiI Ii am Gr iesinger
Cora B. McKeIvy
L.A, Magner

BarnsdaII, Ok I a,

Washington High School Class

(Many other individuals have

Lebanon, Missouri
Savonsburg Ladies Aid
Youth Class, South Valley Chapel
Sunday School, Richards, Missouri

given through their local church

Primary Evening Class, Iberia, Mo,


Christian Church Missionary Group,
FrancesviI Ie, Ind.
C.Y.H., Dewey, Okla,
Welcome Class, Laomi, III.
Friendship Class, Archie, Mo.
Dorcas Circle, First Christian,
Escondi do, CaIi f.

and are not listed.- Those list


ed here have sent apart from the

Local Church. May God be praised


through all the gifts.)
Total

Contributions

$904.34

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Gwelo, S. Rhodesia
Dear Friends in Christ;

In the darkness of the night, while traveling


between Umvuma and Gwelo, we suddenly saw a large

animal loping across the road. We immediately


stopped the Dodge Power Wagon and beamed all four

h^^rilrghts to the side of the road. Jhe Kudu cow had stop^^and ^

looking back across the road where a Kudu buck was standing. It s
antlers spiraled between 2i to 3 feet above it's beautiful head.
s
we sat watching, he also gracefully glided across to the cow an

they disappeared into the darkness. These were the first Kudu we have
yare.
It has been a joy to view some of the African animals, ^nd small thing-

seen, and when we saw them we realized how majestic they rea

like this add enjoyment to our first term away from our home

" Let's Have Sunday on Monday!"

Evangelist Migar Chikanda entered into the Fuleche area


Urungwe, where we have made application for a school, to preac
Gospe I. He was exp ia i ni ng about the Church and it s relaion

.q

world. When he was telling that it met on Sunday some ask. Could we
have our,Sunday on Monday hecause on the first day
drink beer and are drunk."

Many problems arise from the

thinking of many Africans, and are not always easy to

was sown and several weeks later, after much^teaching,


P
forth and God had made an increase of over fifty precious souls.

MlSSintl SITE DEVELOPEMENT

A several months search for a proper "3"^

which has been granted by the government to the Chruch o


ended. After talking to many Iear ned Afr icans, and 'poking
hundred of pages in the Shona Dictionary, we^ haye
byBrptJh^^r^_Deiy i d Gj^ubbs. He was e ir
discover and apply for the site and this~had ^
o
his suggestion the name. The other reason is it s
presses something the heart loves or desires, or has vo

The name is CHIDAMOYO MISS ION.

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It is pronounced Chi da mo yo.

Now that the 100 acres have been officially granted we can make

definite plans. We_novy have plans, drawn ^y


our home and a of f ice-storeroom comb i n^^ t ion .
^
_ .r
MASHOKO MISSION have been invaluable to us m the e^r\y planni g
Chidamoyo Mission.

In our prepartion to come to Rhodesia, and when we learned of the

possibility of such a mission station in the Sinoia area,

for us to real ize al ! that is required m the bui Iding of a head station.
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Now, srnce we are here


can see f?rst hand, as the days go by, we
can see the tremendous opportunity in opening a head station out in the
midst of the thousands of Africans.
the Post

Of f ice and 1nMfi fro"" hni Minn -tnater ials'wHTcn me^ns hau I ing the

'^'supFTTes for "alirer"iriTahce. Many of the materi^'ls must come from


Salisbury which is 200 miles away. We could not justify paying others
to haul materials that distance, so after careful investig>t Tons with

prices and other missionaries we, .haxadeci ded that it will be essential
ha./o a.

fnn triirh aa well as a tractgr_and wagon plus our present

wooM W

op o Tf oc(ii"ro-goTh Fiver "beds for sand, up

mountains for foundation stones, and hauling brick from the furnaces

to the buildings, so we have been advised to o^^^^^gih a^tr-QCJrQ^^


tj:.^Kg4fcafThis will also make and save our 4-wheel drive Dodge for

traveling in the bush to preach and to haul some supplies. We covet


your prayers that God will guide us in all we do, so as to bring glory
and honor to Him.

of- bui.1

The big financial strain comes in the first ye^rs

Aome;'~^prc!r^toT^^

6S, roads and landscape must be done_^s guickfy


po,ss.L^-p We
are most happy that we can do this work in service for our Master and
our hearts overflow already because of your willingness to send us here
and also the opportunity opened to the preaching of the Gospel bec'=use
of the anticipation of the mission station by the government and people
l^e have been so blessed in the opportunity of preaching thus far
o over 3000 different people of whom almost 300 haye_b^n ,Lmmetised

in Christian baptism since

aS-t October. Jidt^F^qone the baptizing

and a lot more preachTng which has brought glory to God. Our lives
are made full because of your prayers ''nd support which are making our
witness in Africa possi ble Wr i te when you h^ve t ime and we'1 I
appreciate hearing from you. May God bless you each.
Because of the Risen Lord,

luthern Rhodesian Mission

Ziden, Helen, & Karolyn Nutt


CONTR1BUTORS FOR MONTH OF APRIL
Churches;

Groups -(continued)

Lowe 1 1, 1ndi ana

Missionary Society;

Lexington, Ky. (First Christian)


Carthage,

ILL. (Mt. P|easant)

Okla.

Sunday School;

Metz, Missouri

Madelia, Minnesota
Truman, Minnesota
Wheatland, Indiana

Friendship Class;

Barnsdall, Oklahoma

1ndi V iduaIs;

West Milford,
Ohio

Rich land, Missouri

Eagle Lake, Minn.


Rinehart Christian, (Missouri)
Boise City, Oklahoma
Jasper, Missouri
Galesburg, Kansas
New Elliot, 1ndi ana
Black Oak, Indiana
Archie, Missouri
Thayer, Kansas

Wi11iam S. Bowman

Mi 1 lard Clark,

Jr.

Howard Nutt

Mrs. C.M. WyIie


Mr. & Mrs. Ira W. Beerbower
Mr. & Mrs. W.D. Stauffer
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Forkner

Margaret Scrutchfield

Wi 1 1 iam i5r iesi nger


Mr. it Mrs.

John Koerner

Roy WiI burn

Groups;

Sunday School; Richard, Mo.


Ladies Aid; Made 1ia. Minnesota
Ladies Aid; Savonburg, Kansas
Washington High School Class,
Lebanon, Missouri
Welcome Class;
Laomi, 111.

Missionary Group;

Barnsdall,

FrancesviIle,
1ndiana

Friendship Class; Archie, Mo.


Youth Group; South Valley, Kansas

Rose I 1a Hudson

Mrs. 01ive Clark

Jonathan Hammers ley

Mrs* Lottie Albery^


Mr. & Mrs. Ray McMiI Ian
Cora B. McKelvy

A/V. & Mrs. Charles Gruver

(Other Individuals and groups

given through the Loc^^l Church anc


are not

listed seperately. May Goc

be praised fhrough all the gifts.)

TOTAL CONTR t p u r r - $ 1010.49

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CHIDAMOYO MISS ION

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Karoi, S. Rhodesia
Dear Friends in Christ;

Three weeks have now passed since we last ^

wrote to you concerning the work here in Rhodesia.

This ver-y day 1

Le d

e/ irs t f_^ d^

stone, sand, bricks, and water for the

inq at Ch i damoyo Mission, Helen and Karo Iyn are^

at Mashoko Mission enjoying the fellowship of


there. They will stay there until a ^
born, who is due about the last of August.
make adequate housing at Ch 1damoyo Mission.

13^

t ime to
kEph miovina so

We

much the letters and encouragement sent to us from many

V .

you care to write to Helen in the next three "ths her address is
mSHOKO MISSION, P/B 56, Zaka, Southern Rhodesia, ^he wou'd^aoprecia
hearing from you directly before the news [S s

sent to me it takes about as long to send them

a letter to reach from the States to here.


address for me from Gwelo to Karoi. From how on

j| takes

^o her as 'f t^^e^

sent to the Karoi address at the top of this letre .


As we continue to witness the amazing

the Gospel to the African people we get so ^1'.]

buiId the miss ion stat ion wh ich fn Rhodesthr?lledwith the


to our testimony of the Risen Lord. AIready we are ^hr ' ' '^'
acceptance of the Gospel by these primitive people.
Sinceas outheir^
named Christ

report SIXTY-THREE more precious souls have and how thr i 1Ied we wi I I
Saviour. The potential Is so much greater, living amidst them as a
be when we can be together with the people,
family at the mission.

Hundreds turn out at one t ime _to hear the ^^sage


Recently, Mr. Ray Knapp and son Brian
^rican
Christ, accompanied me to Zowa where we spent
^ . fijmstrips
Farm Area. On the second evening we showed
.
g^d
plus other slides as almost 700 came out
f^e small
listened intently to the message.

The following

tismal service of which will be seen in our nex

send to you. Again accept our thanks to you for the


have of witnessing for our Master in Rhodesia.

gifts, and support are a


f ^ ,ving witness o ^
May God bless you each. We'I be
,
from you as you hove time to write. In Christian
.

^Ters

vjtT passion for

souls.

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n^-oaf om we

nooo- tunity we

WiOI^EhA^N^MI^SlO^and

hearing

.
Karolyn

"S.R.

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CONTRIBUTORS FOR MONTH OF MAY


Churches:

Groups-(cont inued):

Truman, Minnesota
Lowe I I, Indi ana
Rich land, Missouri
Wheatland, Indiana

Welcome Class:

Laomi,

Illinois

Indivi duaIs;

Carthage, Illinois; Mt. Pleasant


Eagle Lake, Minnesota

Mr. & Mrs. G.S. Mar I in

Rinehart Christian: Missouri

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond McFarland

Deep River, Indiana


Archie, Missouri
Lamar, Missouri

A/3C Mi I Iiard Clark, Jr.


Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Magner

Black Oak Church of Christ:

Gary, Indiana
Lexington, Kentucky: First
Chr i st i an

Medaryville,

Indiana

Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.

& Mrs.
& Mrs.
& Mrs.
& Mrs.

RaIph Wi nk ler
Thomas E.

Carr

WiI Iiam S.

Bowman

C.M. WyIie

Inice Tribbey
Howard Nutt

Margaret Scrutchfield

Galesburg, Kansas
Richards, Missouri

Ira

Beerbower

Kathryn Taggart
WiI Iiam Gr iesi nger

Groups;

Mr.

& Mrs. Sam Stone

Sunday S. Class, Anna Ramsey,


Metz, Missouri

Mr. & Mrs. Ray McMiI Ian

Christian Workers Class,


Crocker, Mo.

Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Magner

Sunday School, Milan, Missouri


Youth Class, Marion, Illinois
Ladies Aid, Savonburg, Kansas
Friendship Class: First Christian,
Lexington, Ky.
Missionary Society: Barnsdall,

Mr.

& Mrs. R.K. Tucker

(Other

Individuals and groups

have given through the Local


Church and are not

listed

separately. May God be Praised


through all gifts.)

Ok Iahoma

Southside Christian, Jr. High,


Hammond, Indiana

Total Contributions:

*********

$ 1374.05

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Karo I, S. Rhodes i a
Dear Friends in Christ:

Greetings from Southern Rhodesia. As time

slips rapidly away, we pause to ag*in express^our ^


thanks" to you for your Ihteriest m a iosh-w-or d,
and to report more recent deveIopements in our
activity for the Master here in Rhodesia.

While Helen and Karolyn anxiously await

J nnnwe'^^

at Mashoko Christian Hospital, we continue to build

Reserve.

Being separated from them is not ideal in m y

y,

pi-yett

is so good to know that Helen is in the best of "re under Dr. D. Pruett
and his able staff. She and Karolyn live in the
, ^ouse "iler^
parked next to the European nurses' home, and on

of the Dodge Power Wagon provides comfortable

storage, for myself. The big problem is that

is torn up so that we can haul foundation stone an

'

finished in aboul

This wi I I soon be el iminated when a temporary


one month's time. Then we'll be able to

there
who sailed

making the Gwelo home ready for the WendeI I Freeman

travel

from New York on July 13th. In October as Helen '

T^amily

we'll move the caravan to the Urungwe and once ^9^"^


Since the two mission stations are 500 miles apar
seventy cents per gallon, our visits are
Mashoko Mission, P/Bag 56, Zaka, Southern Rhodesi ,
to write directly to her and Karolyn.

I am enjoying the rich fellowship of

South Africa.

bedroom

IrTcls.

.
aridress is:
would like

tus So lemon of Cape Jown^

Titus is touring the mission work in

^ nlane for

Rhodesia will journey to Johannesburg where he


^
^ ^ ^i:
the U.S.A. Titus will enter Ozark Bible Colleqe where I msure^he^^
be an inspiration to his fellow students.

On the

wildest areas

Titus and I will cross the Umn i a t i River in o

the

of Rhodesia and meet Jack Pennington who wi I I be comi g

Zambezi Mission. We will all spend a few


permission from the Native Depar tmen.t and Chiefs

-for another head station. We are.still ,n the

of civilization and the head station is necessary,


the time when there will be no .eed for

goipe wiTrbe proclaimed and the church

nreach and'Tur^y
nrrmTtTVe s"taqe

missionari

ofto

that the

.,,1., Afrirar

^ersh ,p complete Iy Afr ica.

In Lme areas already we are able to see leaders assuming

of local church government moving toward being

'

yy

gsk

that soon all of Rhodesia wi1 I reach the indigenous ^^atus We ask
your prayers that in not many years hence we II not be needed
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In only two weeks we will be sending another slide program to


our forwarding agent for your use. We hope that you*I I use it and
thus be able to know better and more completely of our

labour here.

We enjoy so much the many letters we receive and we give our thanks
for the encouragement which many of you have given through your
prayers, letters, and support. May God richly bless you all accord
ing to your need, and may grace and peace be multiplied urito you.
Because of

the Risen Lord,

Chidamoyo Mission.
Ziden, Helen, & Karolyn Nutt
CONTRIBUTORS PCR

MONTH OP JUNE

Chijrches;

Groups

Madelia, Minnesota

Prlendshlp Class; West Mllford,

Wheat land, Indlaa a


Truman, Minnesota
Eagle Lake, Mlnn

Ohio

Ladles Aid; Made11a, Minnesota

Prlendshlp Class; Archie> Mo,

Plrst Christian, Boise City, Okla,

Richards Christian

SouthsId, Hannond, Ind,


Mt, Pleasant, Carthge, 111.

Prlendshlp Class, ^Irst Christian

Rlnehart Christian, Mo.

Lexington, Ky,
Christian Missionary Society;
Barnsdall, Okla,
Welcome Class; Laoml, 111,
Youth Class, Marlon, Illinois

Plrst Christian, La Mar, M.


Thayer, Kansas
Union Ave. Christlan,Moberly, Mo.
Richland, Mo.

Deep River, Ind.


Wayside Chrlstlsin, Kansas
Tirst Christian, Los Gates, Cal.
Prancesville, Indiana
Blcckoak Church of Christ, Ind.
Lowell, Indiana
Individuals:

Mr, & Mrs. Ray Wllburn


Cora B. McKelvy
Norma J, Bruce
Mlllard Clark Jr.

Mr, & Mrs, R, C, Winkler

Mr, & Mrs, 0, M, Wyll


Mr, & Mrs. Wm,

Bowman

Margaret Scrutchfleld
Mr, & Mrs, Pranklln Woods
Mr. & Mrs, Ira W Beerbower

., Mo.

Washington High School Class, Mo,

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS- # 946,99


The Lord Is being praised,
souls are being saved and the mis
sion site Is being developed all
because you have lieen willing to
pray; and to share your material
blessings with Ziden, Helen and
Karolyn as they labr for our Master
In Southern RhodeIsa. How we wish
that time permitted us to write to
each of you Individually who are

supporting our loved ones with your

prayers and offerings. Each time


your gifts arrive It makes us stop,
think and thank G#d for your faith
fulness; that they may preach and

Mr, & Mrs, Thomas E, Carr


Mr, & Mrs, Melvln Prlsinger
Mr. S Mrs. Ray Minton
Howard Nutt

Mr, & Mrs, L, A. Magner


Mr & Mbs , Raymond McParlai d

teach the unsearable riches

of

Jesus Christ to a people In a far

away land. May ^od bless you and


supply your every need.

Jn Chr1 s t Ian -love ,

(Other individuals and groups have


given through th local Chruch and
are not llstod seperately. May God

Mr, & Mrs, Ziden

be praised thi'ough all the gifts.

Oj

Nutt
Jr.

Porwardlng Agents

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Chidamoyo Mission
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Karoi, S. Rhodesia
Dear Friends

in Christ;
out hern Rhodesia.

We are

h-apf^'to announce th^&is.^this greeting includes a

very f rne addiiion ai'id-i^ -h^ar 11 Iy "He-W-o^from


"THOMAS LEE NUTT". EvA though a tight schedule
was being foilowe^,
wor 1 d a 1mos t
thankful our

it made no di fferejTpe^t o Tommy as he came into the

three-vweeks ear Iy Tg^^iietfl^ange any prev ious ^pIans. How

hearts

' ttVa I troTh Helen and Tommy are doing fine.

It

was on August 15th that I was meeting some young men from Mashoko Bible
College as wel t as Peter Nathan in Salisbury. Mr. Nathan, who is a
the
New Zealand missionary, was to accompany me to Sinoia, Mangula, and
Urungwe and the Seminary students would be left scattered in _Jh

for a few weeks. On the 16th at 4:30 A.M.


and
we received word at 8:30 A.M. that I
other plans were starting

mentioned areas

to preach

should go to Mashoko

Christian Hospital,

After putting the students

on the train to Mangula, and picking up Mr. Nathan at the American


th ings

Office and taking him to his car and unpacking his arr i vaI
Upon
I started on the 300 mile trip to Mashoko.
Among the greatest shouts of joy
1 found little 6!b. II30Z. Tommy.
was Karolyn making sure that everyone knew about "baby boy Tommy . I
Consular's
Into his car

never cease to thank God for the wonderful medical team at Mashoko and

the impact of their witness for Christ. I know that many of you wii I
travel many miles to hear Dr. Pruett in his coming furlough.
or
willing he'll be home in a few months, visiting and thrilling you, ou
American

brethern.

Titus Solomon, from Capetown South Africa, is on

h is

way to study

weeks wi th
at Ozark Bible College this fall. Titus spent almost
ui*+
me in the Urungwe at Ch i damoyo Mission. His willingness and 9hi1 1 y
two

to help was indeed impressive, and his zeal for preach 1ng Chr1st is
amazing. On July 22 we preached at a new place just 11 mi es from

the mission. At the invitation 16 adults and 5 young people steppe


two
forward to accept Christ. These along with others in the past
dec i s i on

months make a wonderful group of 480 that have made their


last October. May God be praised. May God bless you each for
s I nee
your part in this work as well as your witness in your own country.
Yours for a Christian world,

Ziden, Helen, Karolyn, & Tmmy


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Greetings in the Name of Christ Jesus,

Since Ziden's many activities have been scattered over a 30,000 sq. mile area,
we find it rather difficult to get the reports to him at the proper place at the de
sired time for him to include it on the stencil before sending it to us here at Lowell
therefore, we will list the contributors for the month of July and make a few addi
tions to the information that Ziden has already sent. I am certain that when the
Wendell Freemans arrive in Gwelo and Helen, Ziden, Karolyn, and Tommy are all together
on the mission site that this difficulty can be overcome.

CONTRIBUTORS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY


Churches:

Individuals (cont.):

Thayer, Kansas
Truman, Minn.

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Wilburn

Mrs. Rosella Hudson

Loogootee, Ind.
Eagle Lake, Minn.

Mr. 6e Mrs. Henry Weaver

Crocker, Mo.

Mr. & Mrs. Ray McFarland

Mr. 6e Mrs. L. A. Magner

Whea11and, Ind.

First Christian, Lexington, Ky.

Groups:

Mt. Pleasant, 111.

First Christian, Richland, Mo.


Rinehart, Mo.
Galesburg, Kansas
First Christian, Florissant
First Christian, LaMar, Mo.
Black Oak Church of Christ, Gary, Ind.
Lowell, Ind,

Union Ave. Christian S.S., Moberly,


Pleasant Hill Young Adult Class
2nd Grade S.S, Class, Williamsport,
CYH, Dewey, Okla.
Dorcas Society, Eagle Lake, Minn.
Young Adult Class, Crocker, Mo.
Ladies Aid, Savonsburg, Kansas

Individuals:

Cleveland Church of Christ S.S., Minn.


Richards Christian S.S., Mo.

Lucille Lethcho

Dorcas Circle, Escondido, Calif.


Christian Missionary Society, Bamsdall,

Mrs. Cora B. McKelvey

Mo.

Ind.

Oklahoma

Mrs. Joe Powers

Friendship Class, West Milford, Ohio

Mr. & Mrs. Ray McMillan

Friendship Class, 1st Christian,


Lexington, Ky.

Howard Nutt
Mrs. 6e Mrs. R. C. Winkler

Welcome Class, Laomi, 111.


Friendship Class, Archie, Mo.

Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wylie


Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Greer

Mary Pierce
Margaret Scrutchfield

V.B.S. Offerings;

Mr. 6e Mrs. Ira W. Beerbower

Nebo Christian S.S., Mo.


Crocker Christian Church, Mo.

Mr. & Mrs. William Griesinger


Ziden E. Nutt, Jr.

Cleveland Church of Christ, Minn.

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Carr

Metz Christian S.S., Mo.

Mrs. W. D. Stauffer

Madelia Church of Christ, Minn.

Stevie, Beth Ann, & Timmie Zimbicki


Mrs.

Olive Clark

(Many others have given through the local


churches and, therefore, are not listed
separately.)

A special thank you goes to our younger people for their splendid Vacation Bible
School offerings this summerI Their offerings totaled $141.83 during the month of

July. These, along with a special "Tractor-truck Fund" offering of $433.00, brought
our receipts to a grand total of $1563.35. Truly God is answering prayers as the
building progresses at Chidamoyo MissionI
SLIDE PROGRAM DELAYED

Perhaps some of you have been wondering what has happened to the new slide pro
gram which was promised in Lhe last newsletter. Recent word from Ziden revealed that
one roll of film did not turn out as he had anticipated; however, he has taken more
pictures and expects to have a new set in the near future.
CHANGES OF ADDRESS

We wish to thank those who have taken time from their busy activities of moving

to drop us a line and send their change of address.

It costs our mission a dime

every time a newsletter is returned to us.

VISITORS WELCOMED!

We were most happy to have Brother and Sister Cameron in our home recently and
were thrilled with the movie film that he showed and with the information which he

gave concerning the work in Southern Rhodesia.


Your friends in Christ,
Mr. & Mrs. Ziden E. Nutt, Jr.
Forwarding Agents

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September 19 1962

Chidamoyo Mission
P/Bag 38
Karoi, S. Rhodesia

Crpptingfl in thg> nqtnp nf fihrtat:

Amost thrilling time has elapsed since our last letter. Our hearts are filled
with joy, challenge, and anticipation as we witness victories for Christ. People con
tinue to respond to the Gospel. Prayers to the "Lord of the Harvest are bringing
forth laborers into this field which is white already unto harvest.

On September Jrc

our family pulled out of Mashoko with a fine additionThomas Lee. That evening we

stayed in Fort Victoria, rising on the following day to meet the


in the Gwelo work. Due to my being away from Urungwe for several days w
.
shoko, we repacked and carried on. Since we had to go via Salisbury to reac

we paused long enough in Salisbury to greet the Lee family, who are now

Pruett and his family at the Mashoko Christian Hospital. Helen and tec
mained in Salisbury and I proceeded on to find things quite satisfactory a
y
and took care of several necessary details. Although we are present y ac n our
caravan at Gwelo spending time to introduce Wendell Freeman to the ^^ea,

our belongings to Chidamoyo and will go ourselves in another week. How we


^
for help and now our hearts are being filled as we realize that crys
^
over the 30,000 square miles which we could not answer by ourselves will be heard nd
the Gospel preached. More laborers are needed yet to answer pleadings rom

of Africa.

At the time of writing, Bro. Freeman and I are at Buhera for two and one half

days visiting and getting acquainted. It Is our privilege to

Nyoni of Bulawayo with us and also to meet other "old timers in e


who had led donkeys taking the first missionaries into new areas over

^ pwn

ye

It is our blessing to be a part of you, our Christian brethern in

are willing to send forth laborers into this Rhodesian field as we as

uttermost parts of the world. Not only do we appreciate and


here by your fervent prayers and support with the precious Seed of L e, u you

letters and gifts are also appreciated very much. Tommy has received so many things

for which we are thankful. Due to the extra busy time during the past three months
our correspondence has been piling up and we have appreciated so muc your wr
We are most anxious to spend time with each of you in a letter, but we regret that
this time has not been allotted as yet. We are looking forward to sitting down and
talking with the many who have written. Several things have delayed our slide set,
but it is almost ready, waiting for the return of a new and up to date family
picture.

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Our survey across the river was with good results, but it would be almost impos
sible for a family to live there. We were eaten up by tsetse flies and the roads are
terrible. Only a four wheel drive vehicle can make it and then only about 6 or 7
months a year, possibly 8 or 9. We went through river beds which were all the way
from 20 ft. to % mile wide and were pure sand.

these be crossed.

Only by putting trees crossways can

There is no problem of water as in many areas, but this alone is not

enough. There are thousands of people and need work and beg for it as Chief Nebiri
pointed out. The Native Conanissioner, who is 110 miles from the chief, said another
problem would be baboons as there are so many in that area.

We saw several elephants

and I hope that my 8 mm turn out all .right. Eventually I will try to work the area
from the Urut^we by crossing the river, if we cannot work anything else out.

May God-grant.each of you grace and peace in your labor for Him both at home and
abroad.

Because of the iflisen Lord,


Ziden, Helen, and children

CONTRIBUTORS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

Groups (continued):

Churches:

Shaker Prairie Christian

Union Ave. Christian S.S., Moberly, Mo.

Archie Christian, Mo.


Merrillville, Ind.
Madelia, Minn.
Francesville, Ind.
Lowell, Ind.
Thayer, Kansas
Moundville, Mo.

Missionary Society, Hillboro, Ohio


Welcome Class, Laomi, 111.
Friendship Class, Lexington, Ky., First
Christian

Friendship Class, Archie, Mo.


Anna Ramsey S.S. Class, Metz, Mo.

Los Gates, Calif.


Truman, Minn.

Wheatland, Ind.
Eagle Lake, Minn.
Richland, Mo.

Individuals:

Hx. & Mrs. Hart

First Christian, New Elliot, Ind.


Hebron, Ind.
Mt. Pleasant, 111.
Galesburg, Kansas

Mrs. Cora B. McKelvy


Millard Clark, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Winkler

Rinehart, Horton, Mo.

Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Greer


Mr. & Mrs. Ifto. Bowman
Wilford Schreiber

Calumet City, 111.

Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wylie

LaMar, Mo.

Church at 26th & Colfax, Gary, Ind.

Howard W. Nutt

Black Oak, Gary, Ind.

First Christian, Lexington, Ky.

Mr. & Mrs. Ira fieerbower


Mrs. Earl Konkle

Crocker Christian, Mo.

Margaret Scrutchfield
Bonita OePue
Lucille Lethcho

Mr. & Mrs. Ra3miond McMillan


Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wilburn

Groups;

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Carr

Ralla-Grove-^Youth Class,~Ili-5
Ladies Aid, Madelia, Minn.
South Valley Youth, Kansas
Savonburg Ladies Aid, Kansas
High School Class, Lebanon, Mo.
Richards Christian S.S., Mo.

iiTi &-Mrs-.-Ray McFarland-

Mrs. Rosella Hudson

Many other individuals have given


through their local churches and are not
listed separately.
:lr *

Total Contributions for tho month of August:


it He it ^

it

$1,101.95.

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The Ziden L. Nutt Family

Non-profit Organization
U. S. Postage Paid

R. R. 2, Box 164

Lowell, Indiana

Lowell, Indiana

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Number 10

November I8 1962

Chidamoyo Mission
P/Bag 38
Karol, S. Rhodesia

23 1962

Dear Friends in Christ:

The past six weeks have been full and running


over with new experiences and exciting events.

We are

sorry for the delay In writing to you and we hope you'll forgive us this month. We'd
like to start about 6 weeks ago telling you about our activity.

I believe Helen

could best tell about i t all.

After having spent several days with the Freenans while Ziden and Wendell
visited the churches in the Gwelo area, acquainting Wendell with the people of the

area^ we left to make our permanent residence at Chidamoyo with the whole family to
gether once again. Karolyn and her daddy led the procession In the Dodge, loaded to
the hilt and pulling the caravan. Tommy' and 1 followed in the car. When we arrived

at Karoi Karol3n3 was running a temperature and we were all tired from our trip. We ^
decided it would be best if the children and I would remain in Karoi while Ziden tpot.

the Dodge loaded into the mission'62 miles out in the Native area and then return to
Gwelo for the remainder of our belongings. He got back late Saturday night so we
left for Chidamoyo Sunday morning.

When we arrived at Chidamoyo Che people were just gathering for the Church

services so we had a grand reception. Everyone was anxious to welcome us and to see
the new white baby. Congratulations were extended and thanks and praise given to. Go'i
for the new baby Boy.

Quite a number of children gathered to watch as our things were unloaded.


Our manner of living is new to the people here and they are eager to be eyewitnessee
For awhile, at least, we will be living in a glass house so to speak. In fact,
Ziden went outside to close the caravan windows the. first night, an old gentleman
standing looking in.

The thing that really drew attention Jihd suspicion was our new gasoline
washing machine from America. Several eyed it with wonder as Ziden uncrated and as
sembled it.

Since we have nowhere inside to do the washing we set it outside and dc

the laundry there.

The noise of the motor attracted several passers-by, as v-ell ao

several of our workers who had never seen .such a thing.

They all asked Cecilia, the

girl who helps me, many questions*. They could not understand how it could wash all
by itself.

I have had my first meeting with the church ladies at the mission. We en
joyed singing and praying together and I gave them a flannelgraph lesson which was
another new thing for them to witness. The evangelist's wife asked if she and all
the other ladies might come to see the new "clii'iomana" (little boy) on that day. Af
ter the meeting we took him out in his btiggy for th'?:n to see.
they presented him with gifts, of

As is their custom,

aoout 75 cc?it3, add three eggs.

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It is very, very hot at our new home.

This month is commonly called sui

cide month because of the intense heat as it builds up for the rains next month.

Karolyn and Tommy find it rather difficult to sleep In the heat but will soon become
accustomed to it.

We are all happy to be at our new home even though it will be some

time yet before we have a complete house and the convenience of running water near
by. We trust that we shall be able to accomplish all the things for the Lord that we
have the desire to accomplish His Will.

Helen will be writing more later, but libw on behalf of the whole family I'd

like to thank you for all your fine letters, prayef^, and support; We strive to give
witness to our Master in every possible way, and tieyor cease to thdnk Him for you who

are making it possible for us to do so in Soiitheifn khodesid. People continue to re


spond in a matvelous way to the power of the Gospel and we continue to be thrilled
with the- challenge of each day. As we press on, laying the foundation for a solid,
indigenous church, among a primitive thinking people steeped in superstition, we ask

your continued prayers. May dod grant you each grace and peace for each day as you
labor for Him both at home and abroad.

Because of the Risen Lord,

Ziden, Helen, Karolyn, and Tommy


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CONTRIBUTORS FOR MONTH OF SEPTEMBER


Churches;

Groups (continued):

First Christian, New Elliot, Ind.

Church of Christ Bible School, Cleveland,

Lowel1, Indiana
Wheatland, Ind.
First Christian, LaMar, Mo.

Minn.

Cleveland, Minn.
Truman, Minn.

Union Ave. Christian S.S., Moberly, Mo.


Friendship Class, West Milford, Ohio
C.Y.H., Dewey, Okla.
Church of Christ S.S., Eagle Lake, Minn.

Mt. Pleasant Christian, 111.


Clayton, Okla.

Individuals;

Richland, Mo.
Rinehart Christian, Mo.
Eagle Lake, Minn.
Lansdowne Church of Christ, 111.
Hebron, Ind.

Mr. & Mrs. Win. S. Bowman


Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Greer

Ethel M. Rudisill
Mr. 6e Mrs. Millard T. Clark, Jr.

Francesville, Ind.
Archie, Mo.
Tarrytown Church of Christ, Gary, Ind.
Galesburg, Kansas
Port St. Lucie Christian, Fla.
Black Oak Church of Christ, Gary, Ind.
Deep River Christian, Ind.

Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wylie


Mr. & Mrs. Ira W. Beerbower

Margaret Scrutchfield
Mr. & Mrs. Earl Roberts
Lucille Lethcho

Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Winkler


Mrs. Violet Smith
A Friend

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Cljnner

Groups:

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Carr

Young Adult Class, Roby, Mo.


Christian Missionary Society, Hebron,
Richards Christian S.S., Mo.
South Valley Chapel Youth Group, Kans.
Friendship Class, 1st Christian, Lex
ington, Ky.
Christian Missionary Society, Barnsdall,

Mr. & Mrs. Win. Griesinger


Mrs. Ted Marsh

Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.

&
&
&
&

Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.

Chas. Schleeve
Allen C. Meredith
L. A. Magner
Roy Wilburn

Howard Nutt

Okla.

Christian Youth, Grenola, Kansas


Rails Grove Youth Class, Marion, 111.
Savonburg Ladies' Aid, Kansas
Friendship Class, Archie, Mo.

Other individuals and groups have given


through the local church and are not
listed separately.

*******

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS:

$1,089.81

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December 5. 1962

Chidamoyo Mission
P/B 38 Karol
Dear Friends in Christ:

Greetings in the name of Christ from Southern


As the rains continue to fall, the streams are

Rhodesia in South Central Africa*

graauony
uuk uuc u&wobauod*
gradually waauxug
washing ottt'~the-xrossings*

into full action, crossing ditches and plowing through where no other^truck in tne

area can go. The grass along with all other vegetation has now placed a beautiful
green velvet layer across the Mtilikati Mountain Range.* It is hard to realize that
this special season set aside by the world to celebrate the birth of Christ is ap

proaching. We give emphasis to the birth of Christ all the year around in this prim-

itive area as this is the most important message to those who have never heard* Most

people have heard of Christianity but we find a few who know nothing of the Rood
tidings of great joy" which was announced to the world maniy

continues to penetrate the hearts of mankind brinjging reconciliation between^God a^

man* The joy of being at peace with God can now be read on many faces around

mission and how thankful we are for the power of the Gospel working among the

people. Miga, the Church of Christ evangelist living on the mission, continues no
announce where ever he goes about the Light which came from heaven to be seen y
men everywhere. People see that light and because of being ashamed of their sin,
turn toward God.

Developments at Chidamoyo

Building continues through the rain and our 5 ton truck is about all that

is stopped as the hill sides from where foundation stone is taken become too a c

go up and across. The rivers from where we had hauled river sand are now flowing

with water, but we had hauled many loads to carry us throilFgh the rainy season*

The Christian Day School is taking shape as the foun^tions Me finished


and the bricks begin to rise up making the walls. How shrilled we wiiyhe when it i

finished and the children come to be taught and to hear the W^rd^of God. With Chrl;>
tian teachers the way of Christian living will be seen by the Scholars Md the teac
ing will be from the Word of God alone, without creed and denominational prejudice*
Three rohdovals have now been completed for the workersto live in and our.

home is also complete with all the pluinbing, etc. It Is. good to be in our homeis temporary, and how thankful we are that it was finished before the heavy rains

Road construction is now on our list and the gravel has already been dug for hauling*

This week 1*11 lay out the roads and gravel will be hauled. Since jge were stopped
from all building except on the ischobl in order to get. ifc. finished in time for the
opening in January, our storerbcmi' add main office buildingscombination has stopped
also our permanent home. We hope to continue other building in-February*
The water system is yet to be completed. In future'years. Lord willing,

the mission will grow and so we are ^trying c8'put in a^ s


that will not have to
be d.lffc^rde.d
a bigger <me is needed#- ' !i^his 'Will take much work and a lot of
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money, but In the long run it will be cheaper. Even though some work has been done,
we are waiting for the quotations to come in ftom the suppliers. The water system
when completed will save time and wear and tear on the Dodge, so we are anxious to
see it done and in full operation.

Our little family is happy at the mission and enjoy very much our work.

Tommy is growing
enjoy walking up
Patients come of
to 41 come a day

sus Christ-

rapidly as is Karolyn. Karolyn finds many things to do and seems to


to where Daddy is treating the patients or studying in his office.
a morning and usually about one to two hours are spent with them. Up
and we give witness to them about our wonderful Lord and Saviour Je

Karolyn enjoys talking with them, even though they don't understand a

word she is saying except a few Shona words which she now says to them.
Your prayers and support are a continual blessing to us and we give our
thanks to God for you who are so faithful with your encouragement, especially for

prayers and letters.

How grand it is to be a part of His Church and to have Chris*^

tian Brethren like you. Many expenses are made in building a mission^ ^d we^j^opdhuS"
to thank you and to pray that God will supply our daily needs.

May God grant to you grace and peace sufficient for each day, and give pow
er to your witness both at home and abroad. May you enjoy this season of sharing and

gathering together with friends and relatives, remembering that Christ is the central
focal point of all activities. "To Him be glory both now and forever more."
Because of a Wonderful Saviour,

Ziden, Helen, Karolyn and Tommy


CONTRIBUTORS FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

(Those who gave both months are designated with an *.)


Churches:

Groups (continued);

*Lowell, Ind.
*Thayer, Kansas
First Christian,
^Wheatland, Ind.
^First Christian,
*Truman, Minn.
*Firat Christian,
*Black Oak Church
*First Christian,
First Christian,

*C.Y,H., Dewey, Okla.

Washington High School Class, Mo.

Milan, Mo.
Lexington, Ky.
LaMar, Mo.
of Christ, Ind.
Richland, Mo,
Joliet, 111.

*Friendship Class, Archie, Mo.


*Pleasant Hill Young Adults, Mo.
*Union Ave. Christian S.S., Moberly, Mo.
i*Christian Missionary Society, Barnsdall,
Okla.

Individuals:

^Mt. Pleasant, 111.


Shelby, Ind.

*Mr. & Mrs. Win, Bowman

Marshall Town, Iowa


*Deep River, Ind.

*Mr. & Mrs. L. M. Greer

*First Christian, Los Gatos, Calif.


Eagle Lake, Minn.
*Firat Christian,. New Elliot, Ind.
^Rinehart, Mo.
*Port St. Lucle, Fla.
*Archie, Mo.

*Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Shrum

*Mr. & Mrs, Ray McMillan

*Mr. & Mrs. Raymond McFarland

*Flrst Christian, El Centro, Calif.


Aztec, New Mexico
North Druid Hills, Atlanta, Ga.
Main St. Christian, Atchiaon, Kansas

*Mr. & Mrs, Ira W. Beerbower


Florence M. Schwallie

Beth Ann, Stevie & Timmie Zimbicki


Mrs. Effie Hershman

^Margaret Scrutchfield
Mr. & Mrs. Allen C. Meredith
*Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wylle
Mr. & Mrs. Earl Konkle
Mr. 6c Mrs. H, C. Johnson
*Mr. 6c Mrs. L, A. Magner

*Galesburg, Kansas
*Madelia, Minn.

*Howard Nutt

Groups:

Memphis Christian Missionary Society


*Ladles Aid, Madelia, Minn.
Jr. High Class, Whiting, Iowa
^Ladies Aid, Savonburg, Kansas

*Mrs, Cora McKelvy


Mr. 6i Mrs. Alex Renerio
Mrs. Violet Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Alonzo Sims
Mr. 6c Mrs. David Sims

Mr. 6c Mrs. Win. Grieslnger


Mrs. Ethel Fryar

*Sr. C.y.H., Lansdowne Church of Christ

Mr. 6c Mrs. Thomas E. Carr

*Richards Christian S.S., Mo.

Edythe Dickinson

*MlaBionary Group #2, Protection, Kans.


^Friendship Class, First Christian,

Duane Stauffer

Lexington, Ky.

^Welcome Class, Laomi, 111.

*Rall8 Grove Youth Group, Marion, 111.


Christian Workers Class, Crocker, Mo.

Other individuals and groups have given

through the local church and are not


listed separately.

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR OCTOBER :


TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NOVEMBER:

$1,375.99
$1,173.89