ZIMBABWE—Thirty-seven Harare members and one from the Chidamoyo rural areas held a family day at a resort on the outskirts of Harare under sunny skies on July 7.
The social, which was all the more anticipated since it had to be postponed twice, began with a mid-morning volleyball match, while Local Elder John Rudolph had his hands full supervising the children playing on slides and swings at the playground.
“The venue, which usually attracts a lot of visitors during weekends, was uncharacteristically empty and quiet,” said Precious Nhidza, “which made it very conducive for family activities for God’s people.”
Children, teens, young couples and seniors made two teams for a marathon soccer match. Organizer Simbarashe Nhidza told two of his teammates, Mr. Chiwara, 69, and Mrs. Chiwara, 56, “I expected you would be out of the game within 15 minutes, yet here you are, still running more than an hour later.”
Tafadzwa Munemo, 23, said, “It was tough but interesting match between 52-year-old Kudakwashe Dandawa who was defending against his energetic and fleet-footed 12-year-old son, Bellarmine, who just seemed unable find a way to get the ball past his dad.”
Other members talked near the small dam close by in the cool breeze, taking in the scenic view, and young children expended their energies at the jumping castles before it was time to go home.