Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa. 25-50% of the population fled the country following the economic and social meltdown, and scourge of disease. Independent from Britain since 1965, it was followed by intense guerrilla warfare and government fraud and corruption. The church has grown amidst these trials as a refuge and to help meet the many desperate physical and social needs of the people. Pray for the strength of these churches, for desperately needed resources, and the healing of their country.
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This is the last country (alphabetically) in a year of prayer around the world. This is the final image too. If nothing else, I hope you remember this picture. It is a real part of the world we all live in, that we all participate in.
Someday, God is going to ask each of us, “What did you do to help?” Jesus’ direction to us was very clear: “Love God, love others, and tell others about Me.” For those of us who believe in Jesus as our Savior, we are completely covered in His grace and forgiveness, so we should act like it. Go out and do things for God, and then you’ll worry less about all the “don’ts”.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”