Friday, November 28, 2008

Christian Horizons Zimbabwe project 2008

The Golden Singers
Two gracious and friendly women whose presence and hard work was appreciated by everybody!

A CD which could be purchased, all proceeds going to this project.

I loved this hand crafted doll with its crocheted body.

A pamphlet which describes the work of Christian Horizons. They work in the developing world as well as in Canada.

This poster explains about the project

Items for the silent auction and the live auction.

Garage sale items, many of which have been donated by St. John's Lutheran Church., Hamilton, Ontario.

Part of the silent auction to raise money. I bid on the picture of the cheetah? in the tree but lost out to someone else. Too bad. I liked it.

On November 22, 2008, Christian Horizons held a fund raising event to raise money to erect a dormitory in Zimbabwe for children with developmental disabilities.

This event was very well attended by a group of people who were obviously committed to giving a hand up to developing countries and their citizens. The Master of Ceremony for the evening was Scott Crawford. Music was a great part of the evening with performers such as Faith Simms, Tich, the Golden Singers, Jason Pluim and the Richer family and Andrew Ong.

Hosea Mpofu, who works in the Financial Department of Christian Horizons, gave a short talk about how the finances are handled at Christian Horizons.

Becki Pauls, gave a sponsorship presentation which was very well received and spoke of the need for more people to sponsor children who are waiting. Sponsorship is $31.00 a month and with this monthly help, the child will receive medical care, nutritious meals, attend school, obtain clothing and develop both spiritually and physically. For more information, please go to:

Not only was this a chance for people to learn more about Zimbabwe and meet people from there, it also was a great opportunity to enjoy snacks, listen to lovely music and mingle with other like-minded people.

Time, very well spent, in my opinion.


princess-anna said...

hi mom that is really nice and I like the pictures of the crotched doll and all the items they had up for auctions

Christian Horizans is a wonderfull organization and I know that very well.

how did you find out about the event? did you see an ad somewhere

annaken said...

Dear Princess Anna,

I thought you might enjoy seeing that corcheted doll. I think I learned about this wonderful event through Hosea and Thandi who work for Christian Horizons in Hamilton.

annaken said...

Thank you, Hosea, for your kind remarks about this programme and for sending it on to other people so that they may read about it.

It was my pleasure to "cover" this event.

Christian Horizons does good work and are sincere people who genuinely care for the people in their charge.