Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We carry out our ministry at Mashoko with the confidence that you will partner us in prayer and other support as is said in Philippians 1:3-5 – I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now”.
- UPCOMING FURLOUGH.
Lord permitting, we will come to the US the first week of July and stay until soon after Christmas. We cannot wait to see you. You may start now to book for us to visit you. Kindly get in touch with the coordinator of the furlough Lynda Ruth McClintock using the following information:
Lynda Ruth is an old friend of ours and our ministry. We worked with her at Mashoko when she worked there as a Laboratory Scientist in the mid-1980s. So, she knows us very well. She knows Zimbabwe very well.
Kindly avoid booking for the first two weeks of July unless you live in the Greater Cincinnati area or Lafayette. We want to use those 2 weeks to visit with our children and grandchildren as well as visiting with our Mom Polly Mullen and family in Lafayette, Indiana.
Those who would like to come to Mashoko for short term mission visits, we will be very happy to have you any time from April to June 25, 2022. Please feel free to come. We will be overjoyed to host you. In fact this would be an advantage to us in that we would have fresh ambassadors for our ministry.
THE LEADING PRAYER REQUESTS DURING OUR FURLOUGH ARE:
- An increase in Financial support.
- Replacement for our 28 year old lorry.
- Funding for 2 solar run boreholes (wells).
We have had to state these needs well ahead of our coming so that you may have time to pray for the Lord to guide you in how you can help.
For the Lorry and the Solar Boreholes, we are still in the process of getting quotations. We should be sending you the quotations soon.
- AIR FARES. We are also looking for quotations for this very important expense connected with the furlough. Kindly see how you can help.
WHEN THESE QUOTATIONS ARE IN OR EVEN BEFORE, those who are moved to assist, you may send your contributions to either:
Mashoko Christian Hospital Inc, P. O. Box 19022, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219 or
Send on line to mchmm.org or mashoko.org and follow the prompts.
The year 2021 did not start well for us. Dinah and I were diagnosed to have COVID-19 on January 5, 2021. We were seriously ill. Our Oxygen saturation went down especially during the night for two weeks. We had to sleep on Oxygen by mask. The Medical Superintendent Dr. Kudzayi Chisenwa designed a T-pipe so that we could use the same tank of Oxygen. Several times Dinah had hallucinations. But the Lord saved our lives – PRAISE HIS NAME!
The Oxygen Tank with the T-pipe in our bedroom.
COVID-19 Patients on their porch.
From March to September, the COVID-19 numbers in our hospital and the Community were low. They then increased from October up to now. There were times we had half of our workforce in isolation. In all, we have had only 5 community deaths in our area. We have not had any staff deaths. PRAISE THE LORD!
- DONATION OF A BIG SOLAR SYSTEM.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the JGH Group of Denmark got together to improve electrification at rural hospitals and clinics throughout Zimbabwe. We were given a 120-panel unit which is able to supply the whole hospital except for our big sterilizer. This has cut a lot into what we used to pay for electricity. As you can see in the pictures, the front of the hospital has changed.
PRAISE THE LORD!
- KATHY McCARTY WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD ON MAY 26, 2021.
Kathy was a very dedicated missionary. She worked at Chidamoyo Christian Hospital on and off for 41 years. She had come as a young girl from California in 1971. She developed Chidamoyo from a hospital Zimbabwean Doctors did not want to work at to one they favored. Under her leadership, Chidamoyo was involved in many researches with the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the University of Zimbabwe. She started and developed many community health programs to such an extent that she was given a posthumous honor by the Zimbabwean government on Heroes Day. She was buried as per her request at Chidamoyo Christian Hospital.
- VESICOVAGINAL/RECTOVAGINAL FISTULA (VVF/RVF) SURGERY AT MASHOKO.
This is one of the most fulfilling branches of our Ministry. These women, majority of them below the age of 20, will come to Mashoko for assistance smelling like urine or urine and stool and leave smelling fresh and looking to the future. They spend 21 days at Mashoko and every day, they hear the Gospel. Most of the clients, about 90%, develop the debilitating and life changing injuries by getting married as very young girls to Church leaders and members of Churches that believe in polygamy and marrying within the same Church. Those churches also believe in delivering babies by church-appointed traditional midwives. Several of those clients have become Christians and have asked our Evangelism Department to visit them in their communities and start Churches. We are still in the process of looking for funding for this all-important opportunity.
Dr. B and Dr. Yunga the VVF Specialist.
Suspicion Mudzanire, our Evangelism Director poses with 3 of the VVF Clients who had accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. They are holding Shona Hymn books (Nziyos).
- EVANGELISM AND AIDS HOME BASE CARE OUTREACH.
This is our flagship church planting, individual evangelism, counseling and Church support program. This is the program that we requested a Land Cruiser truck for. The vehicle is also the one for Short-term mission trip support. The team goes out, up to 50 miles in one direction. Most of the new Christians have come out of this program. It is led by Suspicion Mudzanire. Our Son, Kudakwashe David is a member of this team.
- KUDZAYI CHISENWA AND JOHN MUUNGANI GOT PROMOTED TO DISTRICT MEDICAL OFFICERS.
These are doctors we had stayed with for 6 years. They were part of the Mashoko family with their families. We are happy that they got promoted. But we were sad to see them depart. They were very good and hardworking doctors.
- MATRON LETITIA MBAWURA RETIRED.
Matron Mbawura retired March 24, 2021. She was motherly, an excellent Counselor, an excellent leader and a team worker.
Sr. Mbawura at her going away party.
- KUDAKWASHE DAVID GOT MARRIED APRIL 3, 2021.
Our last born got married on April 3, 2021 to his High School sweetheart. She is from the same District (County) with us.
Clareen Tatenda Bungu, Davy’s wife.
Dinah and I share the cake cutting ceremony with Clareen’s parents.
- OTHER PICTURES REFLECTIVE OF LIFE AND WORK AT MASHOKO: