Rev. Rasmussen, along with a delegation from HPUMC, recently visited two of HPUMC’s outreach partners, Arise Africa and Africa University. The team began in Lusaka, Zambia where they visited various schools and children’s homes. Next, they traveled to Zimbabwe to visit Africa University, a long time partner of HPUMC. While on campus, the team learned about the university’s role in leadership formation and public health. Rev. Rasmussen says his goal was to leave Africa with a new vision for HPUMC to better serve our neighbors there.
Rev. Paul Rasmussen preached to a crowd of more than 500 students and church leaders on the Africa University campus in Zimbabwe. Paul challenged those present to consider the question "what won't happen if you don't do what God has called you to do?" The group of future and present church leaders responded overwhelmingly positively to his message.
Dexter is the most popular person on our trip so far. The kids love his camera. We had such a great experience with our friends at Arise Africa in Lusaka, Zambia. It was such an honor to represent HPUMC in Zambia. More from Zimbabwe later. - Lisa Stewart, Director of Outreach
James 1:27. Perfect religion before God is this, to visit the orphan & widow in their affliction. Love my new friends pic.twitter.com/cVupftQfe2— Paul Rasmussen (@revrasmussen) February 8, 2015
The United Methodist Church is getting it right with Africa University in Zimbabwe. An incubator of great leaders giving Africa hope!— Paul Rasmussen (@revrasmussen) February 8, 2015
The kingdom of God, the eyes of a child.... pic.twitter.com/jILiD0jU6T— Paul Rasmussen (@revrasmussen) February 7, 2015
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