Good day, my dears! Thanks God for being faithful!
For many years we have made plans to overcome the situations or troubles we face in Zimbabwe, but we are fast realising that there are no more plans to make. We are weary of the situations we are facing, we have nowhere to go but to God and to humble ourselves before God in prayer.
Rain has been dolefully inadequate but paradoxically some areas have been flooded out. When engulfed by troubles, we need to remember to rely on our faith in God. When we look at the situations around us, we see why we cannot sort ourselves out, or why we can no longer "make a plan." And we may ask ourselves, what do we want from Jesus? Do we want to be healed? Do we want to accept what Jesus is offering? Pray that we may be obedient to Rise, Take Up Our Mats and Walk.
The month of March is here! We are so excited and expectant to receive the breakthrough that will change the situations of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe will never be the same. We all Rise, Take Up Our Mats and Walk towards the blessings Jesus has for us, blessings of LOVE, PEACE and RECONCILIATION in our homes, communities, countries and the world.
In preparations for the WDP program, we are expanding our ecumenical relationship, serving our communities in need, and organizing the celebrations. We were busy collecting things to donate to the victims of cyclone Idai, we held training sessions on making reusable sanitary pads and bead work with care givers and children with disabilities, and now we are inviting everyone around Zimbabwe and outside of Zimbabwe to come and celebrate with us.
The steering committee meets frequently to pray and plan an intense program for March. There will be WDP worship services in several churches on March 6. Then we are inviting all to come to the World Day of Prayer Zimbabwe Celebration Day on March 26. It will be held at City Sports Center, Harare, from 09h00 to 14h00.
The Celebration Day will have the participation of many organizations such as the Girls Guides, Scripture Union, and the Salvation Army women’s band. Women’s choirs from several churches will form together one huge choir to sing the worship service songs. A Market Fair will showcase the best of Zimbabwean women entrepreneurs’ products in fashion, jewelry, household items, pottery, basketry, crotchet products, wood carvings, and much more.
God has shown us favor to have the whole world praying with us. Everyone is so joyful. We thank you for joining us from wherever you are. We feel the blessing coming towards us.
Together we will sing:
Rise! Take your mat and walk
Walk away from sin
Walk away from injustice
Walk away from violence
Walk away from hatred
Rise with your heart full of love
Let us take our mat for peace
Among ourselves in Christ
We are reconciled
By the WDP Zimbabwe Committee
*Words and music by Sylvia Marowa, WDP Zimbabwe. ©WDPIC.