When someone mentions Zimbabwe, whatever the current headline may be, you will find a brief historical summary on how things ‘used to be’ or what the nation ‘used to be like’ – the Bread Basket of Africa! Then came the downward spiraling of economy, currency, infrastructure, tyranny, debt, drought and poverty. The story is so sad, people in Zimbabwe have suffered greatly.
The courage of the human spirit keeps going with HOPE – believing for “What WILL be”! Hope keeps opening a door that the brave keep walking through: the dream of Zimbabwe! Mining, agriculture and tourism are key industries that may just launch Zimbabwe into its new identity. This is hope!
How is ACTS13 working in Zimbabwe?
ACTS13 Zimbabwe has not begun a new thing in mobilising the Church for missions. In the past times of ‘used to be’, WEC’s prayer resource guide ‘Operation World’ was birthed in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Today ACTS13 Zimbabwe stands upon ancient foundation stones of prayer for the world and reaching the nations with the Gospel.
Our growing team of nationals is made of some special people who are not new to missions, even if they are new to our ACTS13 team. Tineyi (who went to Zambia with ACTS13 last year) and his wife Brenda have joined the team with a special commitment to missions. While gaining the experience of working in Mozambique with local pastors to do church planting, Tineyi caught a love for reaching out to people. When Tineyi shares about ACTS13 and the Biblical motivation for reaching the lost and sending out workers, the message comes from deep within him. With this passion he has caught the ear of audiences because they connect with him as a hardworking man-on-the-ground who is just like them. Tiney has a fresh view of serving Christ as a businessman earning for his family, and yet he knows the calling and provision of God to serve Him wherever He calls, in preaching, teaching and praying.
Pastor Tadeyo and his wife Alice are also heartily on board for the challenges of rallying the church towards missions. They have spent their lives in pastoring and working in agriculture and church planting, previously hand in hand with the founder of Farming God’s Way/Foundations for Farming, that was developed in Zimbabwe. Pastor Tadeyo suffers with some health challenges but he always desires, in body, spirit and faith, to step out and minister ‘out there’ where others fear to tread. Pastor Tadeyo is a friend and great support with his godly wisdom, and he is always ready to go for any opportunity to minister cross culturally with the Gospel.
A serious relationship with the Lord Jesus will always take you into an uncharted territory. Intimacy grows with Christ as we talk with the Lord and read the Word of God. ACTS13 Zimbabwe believes that God desires His children to arise and follow Him, just like the early disciples, and that those who take up the call to “Come, Follow Me” will be most satisfied when they take the risks of FAITH, FELLOWSHIP, HOLINESS and SACRIFICE. Tineyi and Pastor Tadeyo are just two testimonies of Christian brothers (out of Zimbabwe) who are daily saying “yes” to the Lord. Surely God had the right people for ACTS13!
GOATS & GARLIC!
ACTS13 Zimbabwe carry the passion to use Goat & Garlic farming as a way of making in roads into mission: “The farm is a hub of activity. It enables a voice in the community and is central to how we aspire to see Africans go forth into mission! At times the work is to much, but Jesus gives us strength and renews our vision“
Sipho & Amanda Moyo (ACTS13 Zimbabwe)
PRAY FOR ZIMBABWE AND ACTS13
- Zimbabwe needs new Hope, Peace, Godly leaders, Healing and Restoration.
- Pray for families like the Moyo’s who have returned to rebuild while many others have run away. Pray for strength, success, health, provision, protection and rest.
- Pray protection over the farm, good garlic sales and provision of rain.
- Pray for all the missions trips and mobilising events that are in the planning that the Lord would provide finances, passports, open doors and more provision of individuals who carry the passion for the unreached.
- Praise God for the ACTS13 team that has developed in Zimbabwe through missions activities, prayer meetings and sharing!
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