Dande Mission

Dande Mission

 

Little is know of the Dande Mission. There are no references to Dande Mission on the TEAM website or in Hawkin’s book “Ordinary People in God’s Hands,” the most comprehensive account of TEAM’s missionary efforts in Southern Rhodesia.

There is one known cover, below, from Reverend O. Blair with a Dande Mission Station return address, P. O. Sipillo (Guruve).  The date is indistinct, but most likely 1950.  The Blairs came to the Zambesi Valley (which included the Dande valley) as TEAM missionaries in 1946 and remained for 30 years.  As of August 1953, the Blairs were serving at Kapfundi Mission.

Dande mission would have been located in the Guruve district (also know as Mbire District) in Mashonaland Central province (Northeast Zimbabwe).  The area is home to the Dande Communal Land (Tribal Trust Land) and the Dande Safari Areas.