Ahead of the presidential election in Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa urged citizens to vote for him again by promising that if they vote for him, they will go to heaven. “No one will stop us from ruling this country,” Mnangagwa declared, promising that those who promote violence during the election “will be brought to book without fear or favor.” Mnangagwa’s bold declaration has many fearing for the citizens of the region, which has been plagued by violence and unrest for years.
In the midst of such uncertain times, we pray those who are looking for a sense of hope and comfort in the face of such uncertainty will listen to our programs, as we are ready to share the Good News and make an everlasting impact on their future. Life can be confusing and chaotic, but there are answers for those looking for guidance.
The Tide® ministry has been evangelizing to Zimbabwe since 1983, and the Ndebele language radio program called ‘Amagugu Evangeli’ continues to make great strides. Approximately 4 out of 5 Zimbabweans identify as Christian, but a significant number still participate in traditional African religious practices including ancestral spirit worship and witchcraft. Even though Zimbabwe has been fairly extensively evangelized, there are still many who need to hear the Gospel message, and others who are hungry to learn more about Jesus Christ.
“Zimbabwe is not a peaceful country but a group of emotionally, spiritually and economically hurting people who are suppressed politically. We must pray for inner healing as we approach the elections. Pray for bravery in electing people of choice and party of choice even under intimidation. While fairness is not the norm in Zimbabwe, may we pray that the God of justice may deal with bad schemes in these elections. Pray also for peace after election results,” said one of The Tide® ministry leaders in the region.
We invite you to join us in prayer and support of this area of the world as we seek to share the Good News of Jesus, bringing hope and the message of salvation to the people. It is because of your generosity and intercession that we are able to continue reaching people all around the world. Thank you!