Nine years ago Marda and I were driving home from Steve Biko hospital when we saw a friend and stopped to say hello. After we had said goodbye, we were on our way back to our car when we met a sweet young lady from Zimbabwe who began a conversation with Marda. A friendship began! She and her husband began attending the church. He was teachable, faithful and willing to serve. It became evident in time that we should help Nickson get more training. He went to Christ Seminary in Polokwane. We gave him opportunities to minister in the church. He’s done basically everything from stacking chairs, to greeting new visitors, to counseling, to preaching. Our church eventually recognized him as an elder. He then went on and did graduate study in theology and biblical counseling. And now, it’s time to send him out! We wanted this day to come, and yet, we didn’t want this day to come. He and Esther are going to leave a huge hole. But, it was exciting for our church to be able to commission him to go back to his hometown of Harare, Zimbabwe as a church planter. This is one of the reasons our church exists. We want to identify, mentor and send godly African leaders out to plant biblical churches. And then, we want to do what we can to help them thrive in the years ahead. But, you have to realize how impossible this seemed. With Nickson, we thought it would be impossible to raise the funds to provide for him and his family. But nothing is too hard for God! And, we are looking forward to giving more and more reports of the ways God is using Nickson and Esther in Zimbabwe in the future!