Mission Zimbabwe Harvest Dinner and Auction
October 19, 2017

Mission Zimbabwe Dinner and Auction

To Benefit the Children of Zimbabwe


The Mission Zimbabwe Project will be holding its ninth annual Harvest Dinner and Auction on Saturday, November 4th  at Cedar Rail Camp near Chesley to benefit the Village of Hope and Vimbainesu Children’s Home in Zimbabwe. The organizing committee is inviting everyone to come and enjoy a roast beef buffet dinner, bid on unique items and support the children of Zimbabwe.

                Tickets for the event are $25.00 and can be purchased in Chesley by contacting Barry Mutrie at 519-363-3526, or in Walkerton and Hanover at Emke  Schaab Climate Care.

Donated items are needed! Items such as crafts, art pieces, services or memorabilia would be appreciated. If persons want to donate items for the auction contact Barry Mutrie at 519-363-3526. Tax receipts will be issued for most donated items. 

          The VILLAGE OF HOPE (VOH) in Harare continues to thrive because of the support from our local community despite the economy of Zimbabwe continuing to deteriorate.  The SCHOOL located on the grounds with classes for preschool to Grade 11, presently has over 600 students who are receiving a quality education. There are more than 80 orphans being cared for in the nine CHILDREN’S HOMES. The daily FEEDING PROGRAMS result in over 1000 children being fed a nutritious breakfast each week day before school..  The MEDICAL CLINIC is providing much needed health care for the community around the Village of Hope.

                In addition, the Mission Zimbabwe Project provides financial support for another orphanage in rural Zimbabwe called Vimbainesu Children’s Home. There are thirty-nine orphans at Vimbainesu and through the support of the Mission Zimbabwe Project ,these children are receiving food, educational support and assistance with revenue generating projects.

               In the past ten years, the Mission Zimbabwe Project has sent out short-term mission teams each year to the Village of Hope. These teams have been able to observe first-hand the incredible impact that has resulted through the financial support of our local community. Our community has been able to bless the Village of Hope each year with more than $30,000  and these funds have been used to build homes and classrooms, provide teacher salaries, feed children and provide medical care for the children.  In addition, more than 100 children have been given hope for the future through being sponsored to go to school at the Village of Hope.
                In order to continue to provide support for the Village of Hope and Vimbainesu, the Mission Zimbabwe Project depends on the compassion and generosity of our local community. The Mission Zimbabwe Project is committed to continuing to financially support the Village of Hope and Vimbainesu Children’s Home. I can assure you that through the support provided by the caring people here in the Grey-Bruce area, HOPE FOR THE FUTURE will be given to these children in Zimbabwe. 

Please contact Barry Mutrie for further information at 519-363-3526 or
        You are encouraged to find out more information about the Mission Zimbabwe Project by visiting

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Mission Zimbabwe Dinner and Auction

Saturday, November 4th

The funds raised from our annual dinner and auction allows the Mission Zimbabwe Project to continue to support the Village of Hope and Vimbainesu Children’s Home for the following year! This is our key fund raising event that allows us to continue support for the children and workers.

We invite you to join us on Saturday, November 4th at Cedar Rail Camp near Chesley. Tickets are $25.00.

Please contact Barry at 519-363-3526 or by email at to reserve your tickets.


There will be a buffet dinner that features roast beef, harvest vegetables and homemade pies and you can have fun bidding on over 200 unique items. What a great way to do your Christmas shopping and at the same time bless the children at the Village of Hope. Why not put a table of 4, 6 or 8 friends or family together for a fun night out.

Donated items for the auction needed!
We are asking you to help us secure donations for our silent and live auctions. We can use items such as crafts, gift certificates complimentary tickets to sports events or live entertainment and you could make up a gift basket which always gets lots of bids. Contact Barry at 519-363-3526 or at for a donation form.

Container to be shipped to Village of Hope is on its way to Zimbabwe stuffed full with needed Education items.

Thank you Pastor Bryan and Bethel Pentecostal Church in Goderich for all your hard work in filling this container. Please pray that the container full of educational materials will arrive safely at the Village of Hope.

Update # 15 May 23/ 17
May 23, 2017

Home at last! Praise the Lord!

Update #15                        Tuesday, May 23rd

We just arrived home this morning after two very long and “will it ever end” flights! First, we flew to Zambia from Harare and after a quick stop over we were off to Addis Ababa. Then we embarked late on Monday night on the “granddaddy” of flights from Addis to Dublin (8 hours), an hour on the ground and then off to Toronto (7 hours). We passed time trying to sleep, watching movies, playing games and visiting with neighbours but the minutes go by very slowly.
Now we are back on Canadian soil. The team has conflicting feelings of sadness (leaving good friends), joy to be seeing our families and relief to get out of the stuffy airplane atmosphere.
Our team wishes to express some heartfelt thank you’s.

Thank you to those who offered pledges to complete the Roof for youth project.
Thank you to all who prayed each day for our team.
Thank you to our prayer partners for sending such encouraging and meaningful letters and cards.
Thank you to Dave Heaton for providing transportation for the team from Chesley to Pearson and return.
Thank you Dianne Waram for communicating our updates on facebook, our website and to our mailing list.
There are others we should thank but we are very tired and are in need of some uninterrupted sleep so trying to think clearly is not easy.
We hope that you have enjoyed our updates and sharing our adventure one day at a time.
We look forward to connecting with many of you in the near future to share stories of God moments in Zimbabwe and stories of the special children and workers at the Village of Hope and Vimbainesu children’s home.

To God be the glory

Mission Zimbabwe 2017 team