05 May 2009

The Maponga Family

The Maponga family were good friends in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Baba Maponga managed the Baptist Camp just over the mountain from the Baptist Seminary where I taught. Amai Maponga studied at the seminary and earned a Certificate in Theology. The older son, Simbarashe, was an outstanding student at boarding school. Prosper, the younger son, was a good friend of my older son. Daughters Mufaro and Kudzai rounded out the family.

The world could use more families like the Mapongas!
Here they are posing in front of one of the camp rondavals.

02 May 2009

Harare Variations

Harare, Zimbabwe was a beautiful city in the 1980s. Here are some views from the kopje.

The jacaranda trees (above) coloured the city in the spring. Flamboyant, bauhinia and flame trees also added colour.

This view overlooks the old part of town near the train tracks.

Watch out!