Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
For the last three years, I have been living and working on a voluntary basis among the Shangaan people in a remote rural community in the lower south-east corner (lowveld) of Zimbabwe. My base is in a small village called Chikombedzi in the South Chiredzi District.
I lead a pretty simple sort of life, living in a small hut, and managing without water and electricity. My funds are small so I have to live frugally. My strong empathy with the Shangaan people has led to me being fully embraced by the community as one of their own.
The Shangaan people are marginalized in Zimbabwe and under-presented politically. -They have very low levels of participation in the education system and access to good health care is a major issue with HIV, TB and Malaria infection rates being higher amongst the Shangaan than most other ethnic groups in Zimbabwe.
I haven't been working under any particular organization but instead have used my own funds and donations from individuals to support myself and my work in Zim.
The sorts of things I have been working on include;
Many people ask what my motivation is. In a pure sense, it makes me happy. I get to live the simple life that I have always wanted to but at the same time I am challenged on a range of levels - physically, mentally and spiritually. I help the people that I can but every day I learn new things and interact with some amazing people.
Just thought I would post a bit of an update for those that are interested in the political situation in Mozambique.
I have been spending some time working in Mozambique lately, in a remote area of Gaza province, close to the Sango Border post of Zimbabwe.
As well as having a friend that has a business there, I have an established relationship with the people staying in this area. They are mainly of Shangaan origin.
This border and the town of…Continue