Zimbabwe is a nation that has endured years of political chaos, economic collapse, and the AIDS pandemic. The Allens will use the lessons learned in 13 years of service in Malawi to help the General Council of the Assemblies of God Zimbabwe. Drawing from 1 Corinthians 9:22 (by all means… save some…) the General Council, the Allens, and their partners will use a three-pronged approach to fulfill the mission of God in Zimbabwe.
- Evangelizing: Plant churches -The GCAGZ has 100 congregations for a population exceeding 13 million. A goal of 1,000 new churches by 2020 can be reached through encouraging these congregations to replicate themselves every two years. We will also assist with new church plant opportunities.
- Educating: Train leaders – No leaders, no progress toward national church goals. We will coach and mentor young leaders.
- Empowering: Engage in compassionate ministries – Reaching the unreached and rejected. We will work to enable vulnerable widows and orphans to develop sustainable lifestyle opportunities.
Simply put, missions is taking the good news of life through Jesus Christ to ethnic groups, cultures and countries beyond our homeland. We use whatever means are available to reach as many people as possible with this life-transforming message (1 Corinthians 9:22).