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Partners: Disaster relief, an African Christian school and a dual enrollment program


Featured image (above): Boxes of supplies line the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort warehouse in Nashville, Tenn., where volunteers help sort and ship items to natural disaster sites.

The ministry recently responded with aid following Hurricane Ian, which flooded parts of Florida and the Carolinas. Founded in 1990, the faith-based organization has responded to over 535 natural disasters according to its website.


K-12 CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

AMAZON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

FILABUSI, Zimbabwe — No, Amazon Christian Academy has nothing to do with the online retail giant. But the Christian school has delivered sadza (a thick, cornmeal porridge that’s a dietary staple in Zimbabwe) and faith-based education to more than 200 students since it opened in February.

Amazon Christian Academy students hold up new Bibles for a photo.

Amazon Christian Academy students hold up new Bibles for a photo.

More than 40 members of Churches of Christ in Alabama, Tennessee, Texas and Kentucky have traveled to the school in this southern African country to work with the new school, directed by principal Progress Ncube and vice principal Vusa Ncube.

Mars Hill Bible School in Florence, Ala., donated supplies to the school, including desks, chairs and basketball uniforms.

The school is supported by Partners4Africa, a ministry launched by Dorian Flynn, a native of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and his wife, Cheri, 13 years ago. The ministry digs water wells, feeds children, ships medical supplies and supports church-planting efforts across southern Africa.


HIGHER EDUCATION

FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY

HENDERSON, Tenn. — Students at Riverside Christian Academy in Fayetteville pose with their identification cards from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson. The K-12 school and the Christian university recently partnered to offer dual enrollment classes for students and graduate program opportunities for faculty and staff.

Students at Riverside Christian Academy in Fayetteville, Tenn., pose with their identification cards from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.

Students at Riverside Christian Academy in Fayetteville, Tenn., pose with their identification cards from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.

Filed under: Amazon Christian Academy Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Hurricane Ian International K-12 Christian schools Mars Hill Bible School National News Partners Partners Partners4Africa Top Stories Zimbabwe

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