United Family International Church (UFIC) founder and leader, Emmanuel Makandiwa, has challenged Zimbabweans to appreciate and speak positively about what he considers infrastructure development taking place in the country.
Makandiwa was addressing his followers at the Chitungwiza Basilica on Sunday where ZANU PF national Political Commissar, Mike Bimha and his wife had visited.
Bimha’s visit followed instruction by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during his visit to the church during the Easter Holiday that he was supposed to frequently visit UFIC.
In his address, Makandiwa said the church should pray so that Zimbabweans can see the developments the government has done in terms of dam and road construction and airport expansion, among other things. He said:
You highlighted something which is very crucial, Dr Bimha that we have managed to stretch as a nation in terms of development.
However, not much is being said concerning the developments taking place and we are behind in terms of marketing ourselves globally. There is a lot that has to be known about us.
… As men of God, we need to deal with the cloud that hovers around this country because if it is not removed, the citizens will remain under that cloud.
There is need for prayer to be raised so that people can begin to appreciate good things.
In his address, Bimha urged UFIC as well as other churches to continue praying for peace and unity in the country. He said:
Unity is what we seek from Prophet Makandiwa and your church, and we ask you to pray for us. It is through your prayers that we are still living in peace. Other countries have wars every time.
Peace does not just come, it’s through your prayers. You might pray silently without making any noise about it, but we know that you pray for this country Prophet Makandiwa.
Bimha also told the congregants that the government values the role of the churches in the country and the national constitution recognises freedom of worship. | The Herald