Africa Ministry Highlights

October 23, 2009

Crusade In Dungumvura, Zimbabwe

Kim and I were honored to be able to spend eighteen days in Africa during October 2009. It was a great and awesome time; however, we did miss our four daughters. Yet, making the eternal investments in the people of Africa was well worth it. The privilege of ministering God’s love and bringing His good news to people, some who have never heard the gospel, can never be replaced.

Mutare, Zimbabwe

We went to Mutare, Zimbabwe, into the Dungumvura Township, to be a part of Steve Olivier’s “Life World Outreach” crusade. Each day, I ministered to Steve’s Zimbabwe staff in devotions. During a three-day pastors leadership conference, we taught pastors simple leadership truths and about who they are in Christ. 

I had the wonderful privilege of preaching two nights at the six-day crusade. There was an estimated four to five thousand people in attendance. Thousands of people gave their heart to Jesus! Hundreds of people were healed by the power of God. It was amazing to see these precious people hungering for the things of God.

Lusaka, Zambia


In Lusaka, Zambia, at Miracle Life Family Church, with Pastor Walker and Haley Schurz, we were able to teach church leadership to the pastoral staff. We also taught a youth leadership session and preached to the church’s youth group.

On the third part of our trip, we got to enjoy the beautiful country of South Africa. We went to Pilanesberg National Game Resort Park in South Africa, where we took a safari. We enjoyed two days of driving through the reserve to look at God’s wonderful creations and the beautiful scenery of Africa. We even saw two lions eating a hippopotamus!

For more photos of our amazing trip, check out my Facebook page by clicking here.



August 28, 2009

SteveOliverCrusadeKim and I are very excited to share with you about the incredible mission we will be taking part of in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa. On September 22, we depart to serve and minister the good news of the saving truth of Jesus Christ and Biblical leadership principles.  We are so honored to goto Africa!

First, we go to Lusaka, Zambia, to minister with Pastor Walker and Haley Shurz of Miracle Life Family Church ( ). This church is the largest church in the nation of Zambia, with well over 3,000 in weekend attendance. We will teach leadership to their church staff, have a youth leadership seminar for the youth leaders, and preach to the church’s youth group.

Second, we will go and meet with missionaries, Steve and Dee Olivier of Life World Outreach ( that holds outdoor field crusades in Zimbabwe. I will assist Steve with a crusade in the Eastern region of Zimbabwe in the city of Mutare. I will preach a few nights of the 6-day crusade and we will also host a 3-day pastor and church leaders training conference.

We will be making an eternal impact and eternal investment in the lives of the precious people of Africa. We ask you to support us in two ways: first, and most importantly, in prayer and second, in finances. Prayerfully consider if you would like to give; and if you are unable to give at this time, please know we equally value your prayers.

If you feel led, please make out your check to: Finishline Ministry. In the memo of the check write: AFRICA. All donations are tax deductable. Mail to:
FinishLine Ministries
2090 Route 68 W
Zelienople, PA 16063

We are grateful for your partnership and prayers.    – Larry