strive for excellence...leave a LASTING IMPRESSION!
Make a positive impact on the hearts and the minds of the youth of Zimbabwe by personally introducing them to Jesus Christ through Environmental Education, Lifeskills Courses and Leadership Training in a wilderness setting.
We have been blessed with some amazing interns over the past several years that have come from England, Canada, the States and Zimbabwe. Each intern has added to our ministry in some critical ways. Above is a picture of Sam Ferguson. He spent 5 months with us in 2010 and focused on some rather daunting building projects. He helped us construct the emense dining room roof as well as ministering to staff members, campers and people in the community.
Lasting Impressions has been expanding over the past couple years and we need to recruit more interns to help us with this expansion.
Alistair and Shelley Croudace began Lasting Impressions in 1996 focused on equipping the youth of Zimbabwe. The three areas of emphasis have been environmental education, leadership training and life skills courses. These educational camps have been approved by the Zimbabwean Ministry of Education and students come from schools from all over the country. They generally attend a weekend or week long course of intensive training in one of the three areas. Each camp is based on Christian principles that give depth and perspective to what is taught.
Alistair has dreamed about building a dam for several years and in November he made his dream a reality. With our little tractor and borrowing a friends dam scoop, the dam wall took shape and then within two days of good rains it completely filled up. It is 12 feet deep in some areas and stretches over more than an acre. The picture above is Cassandra Pickard zipping into the new little lake. We've had an ongoing joke about naming the lake after her.