We are watching the situation in Zimbabwe very closely and we are praying that peace reigns as the situation continues to evolve. We remain in close contact with our AE team in Harare. Thankfully they are all safe and well. Please pray for them.
As we watch events unfold, we are continually astonished at the providence of God throughout our ministry.
In 2015, African Enterprise held a Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Harare which was attended by Emmersen Mnangagwa. During that event, we were able to preach the simple Gospel to many of the people directly involved in the events of the past few days. Vice President Mnangagwa (whose firing and replacement with Robert Mugabe’s wife has led to the current state of affairs) was challenged by Michael Cassidy with the question, “Who leads you? I don’t care if you’re rich, wise, clever, or powerful,” Cassidy said; “it’s not enough to be patted on the back by society and have nice big cars and houses unless you know Christ. That’s what really, really matters.”
“Who leads you? I don’t care if you’re rich, wise, clever, or powerful,” Cassidy said; “it’s not enough to be patted on the back by society and have nice big cars and houses unless you know Christ. That’s what really, really matters.”
Later, when VP Mnangagwa took the podium he said, “Dr. Cassidy has just shared that people need to ask who it is that leads their leaders. “I had never thought about it myself; I thought it was enough that we simply led them!”
Since that event, AE has continued to engage with Zimbabwean leaders as well as training high school and university students in the value of righteous leadership.
We are praying that those involved in recent events will remember AE’s challenge to lead with humility and righteousness. We hope they will remember the simple Gospel of Christ’s love. As the proverb says, “When the righteous rule, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan. (Proverbs 29:2)
“When the righteous rule, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people
groan. (Proverbs 29:2)
Following that Presidential Prayer Breakfast, the AE team went to Harare City Hall and cleaned the streets as a symbol of new beginnings. Those in attendance sang, “Tsvaria Moyo” which means “Sweep my Heart, Sweep my Soul”. We are singing that song now and praying for God’s blessing in the future of Zimbabwe.
Join me in a prayer for the nation of Zimbabwe
Dear Loving Father,
We come to you in this hour of uncertainty for the nation of Zimbabwe.
Thank you for holding all things in your hands, even times like these.
Bring peace and calm to the people of Zimbabwe. Strengthen their hearts.
Thank you for the opportunity to have preached your simple Gospel of love to the leaders of Zimbabwe. We ask that they will remember that message now.
We ask that the powerful in Zimbabwe would lead the nation with godly righteousness during this time of change.
Dear Lord, comfort your people in this hour of uncertainty and bring peace to their hearts.
We thank you for your Sovereignty over all these things
In Jesus Mighty name