Westminster Presbyterian Church 

3990 West 74th Avenue, Westminster, Colorado  80030

(303) 429-8508

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Zimbabwe Mission Partnership
 
    Ralph and Roberta Pippitt of the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Castle Rock have made several trips to Zimbabwe and have worked with the people near Murewa since 1995.
    The Pippitts were instrumental in helping build three schools and establish the Heather Chimboga Orphan Care Center.  The center provides food, medical care.  Care provides food, medical care, school supplies and school uniforms for more than 1,000 orphans daily, many coming to the center from their homes for these services.
    The Pippitts contacted Presbyterian churches in the Denver Presbytery and the Zimbabwe Mission Partnership was formed with nine churches, as contributing members.
   We are sorry to say that Ralph Pippitt passed away in 2011.  His Wife Roberta has plans to carry on their work.
    In 2004, our church was privileged to host the Rev. Wilbert Sayamani, who gave a powerful Christian witness to what was happening in that very poor and divided country.
    Since 1995, several 40 square foot containers filled with rice/beans, clothing, school supplies, hygiene kits and computers have been sent directly to Murewa.  Three more 40 square foot containers were ready to be sent in June of 2007.
    Doris Aldrich, the only original Board member still serving on the Zimbabwe Mission  Partnership has been the driving force in our congregation to recruit supplies and help collect items for the containers.  She continues to keep in contact with the two Presbyterian ministers, one being the Rev. Wilbert Sayamani in Murewa, so she can keep posted on the economic and social conditions in Zimbabwe.