By Ranganai Tinashe Dzotizei


The United Kingdom Mission Area left an indelible mark back home as they pulled resources to bless two orphanages as part of commemorations for Nherera Sunday.

Nherera Sunday is a United Methodist Church programme set aside to remember the orphans in our communities and the MA remembered two orphanages under Zimbabwe Episcopal Area’s two conferences.

The collections were shared equally between the two conferences with the beneficiaries being Hope of Hope Orphanage in Mutoko under Zimbabwe West Annual Conference and Fairfield Children’s Home in Mutare under the Zimbabwe East Annual Conference.

The two orphanages sent a list of requirements which the MA kindly sourced and delivered in separate handover events.

Speaker after speaker paid tribute to the MA for a great demonstration of faith with works through giving adding that the collections will go a long way in helping the orphanages in their daily operations.

Zimbabwe West Annual Conference Connectional Ministries Director Reverend Vienna Mutezo thanked the UK MA under the astute leadership of District Superintendent Reverend Lizzy Chigwizura and the MA ambassador Mr Jabulani Gumbodete for remembering their brethren back home in such an amazing way and also implored the orphanages to use the resources diligently.

Zimbabwe East Annual Conference CM Director Sophrina Sign gave a devotion in which he underlined the importance of giving to attract the Lord’s blessings.

Home of Hope administrator Mr Emmanuel Chiimba and acting administrator for Fairfield Mrs Cecilia Mabvumbe were full of praise for the MA’s contributions.

Present in Mutoko to receive the donations was Nyadire Station Chair and College Chaplain Reverend Lancelot Mukundu, district youth director Reverend Aggasha Siyakurima, ZWAC CM Chairperson Rev Getrude Chifamba, district pastors and staffers from the orphanage

In Mutare, ZEAC CM Director Reverend Sophrina Sign, ZEAC CM Chairman Mr Kennedy Mhondoro, Station Chairpersons Reverend Sandra Hakuna and Reverend Chikaka as well as Mutasa Nyanga District Superitendent Reverend Tafadzwa Musona were in attendance.

Fairfield Children’s Home, founded in 1903, houses 52 orphans with Hope of Hope has 20 children and a outreach program which has over 450 children who rely heavily on the orphanage.

Gumbodete said as a Mission Area, they are doing their part in responding to the church’s call to assist the needy through Church and Society and was naturally touched with the reactions from some of the kids at the orphanages and the general success of the programme.

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