Rev Bernard Arnold
How often have we seen this headline over the past three decades? We had hoped that with the change of leadership, the situation for Zimbabweans might have improved. However, this has proven not to be the case. It seems that the economy has gone beyond repair. There is no health system for ordinary Zimbabweans and hospitals are deserted, with no medication. Doctors have been on strike for the past three months for a living salary and consequently the government is sacking the doctors.
Zimbabwe is without proper water due to a 40-year drought possibly due to global warming and also a lack of electricity. At the same time there is high unemployment especially among the young people who are resorting to drug and alcohol abuse. It seems that a whole generation is going to waste. At present at least 30% of the population are living on food from the world foodbank
Under the guidance of Rev. Mary Sachikonye, the Global Mission's Committee (District World Action Team) has adopted this as major concern, with a particular desire to support the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. How this can be done remains under discussion to be brought before District Synod at a future date.
In the mean-time your prayers are asked for the people of Zimbabwe, at this very stressful time.
Rev Bernard Arnold
On behalf of the District World Action Team
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