Support for Cyclone Victims
Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe leaving a trail of catastrophic devastation behind. Many lives were lost, some left with life changing wounds and many more displaced. Commentators believe it is the worst cyclone to affect Africa and perhaps the Southern Hemisphere.
In response to this disaster, The Priest in Charge of the Zimbabwe National Anglican Fellowship (Zinafe) in United Kingdom Reverend Canon Lameck Mutete, issued an appeal to help the people affected in Zimbabwe. Following that appeal, The Zinafe Council met in Wolverhampton over the weekend and unanimously agreed to release funds to purchase relief goods for victims and survivors of the cyclone. Representatives of Zinafe who are currently in Zimbabwe will channel the goods through the Anglican Council of Zimbabwe (ACZ). The ACZ has established an arm to coordinate the relief efforts by the church in Zimbabwe.
Speaking after the Council meeting, the National Chairman of Zinafe, Dr Tinozivashe Zhou commended the efforts taken by Zinafe members and appeals for more people to donate generously. He also encouraged members to prayerfully re-read the Priest in Charge’s appeal letter and to consider giving bigheartedly for this worthy cause. “Together, if we consider carefully how blessed we are, we certainly can raise more than tenfold our initial offer of help” he said.
As the situation on the ground is fluid, the Council will continue to monitor developments. A comprehensive update shall be given at the Bernard Mizeki Conference. Blessings from God our Father through His Son Jesus Christ in the Unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.