(San Francisco Chronicle)  Zimbabwe has freed four members of an Oakland-based ministry on $200 bail.  The aid workers, who were part of a church program to help orphans and victims of AIDS, were arrested and put in jail due to claims that they were illegally distributing medications.  Their court appearance is scheduled on September 27, and they are currently staying near the Mother of Peace orphanage.  Church officials reported that this is the first legal issue that has resulted from their ministry in Zimbabwe.  Gloria Cox-Crowell, one of the four Americans arrested and co-chairman of the AIDS ministry at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, said, “Things seem good.  We are all well and eager to get home.”

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