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Promoting Unity; Encouraging Growth

We just concluded the bi-annual General Council meeting of the Assemblies of God, Zimbabwe. Pastors and delegates from throughout the nation met in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city, to transact the business of the organization. Proposals were discussed, adopted or rejected; elections held resulting in a new Assistant General Superintendent and confirmation of the acting General Secretary as the new full-term …

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Swindled!

Rhonda and I served in Malawi for 13 years. We grew accustomed to petty thievery in the neighborhood. To help discourage thieves, we had dogs. Our last dog was a beautiful bull mastiff who was an excellent watchdog and deterrent to those who wanted to enter the yard without permission. Even though we have not had any thievery problems in …

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Unit D

How Important Is a Church?

There is an area outside Harare called Chitungwiza. Within that area is Unit D. Within Unit D is Faith Assembly of God. Construction on the church building for Faith Assembly is nearing an end. But that isn’t the story. I was chatting with Pastor Lloyd Chamisa about Faith Assembly and the progress on the work. He told me the story …

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Why Zimbabwe?

Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter — Proverbs 24:11 NIV Zimbabwe is a troubled nation. Once the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe is now a beggar nation suffering from the effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, an economic meltdown, and political chaos. In this atmosphere, people are looking for hope – something substantial to hold …

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