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anonymous ZIMBABWE - CHRISTIANS THAT ARE PERSECUTED IN ZIMBABWE! March 30, 2008 5:23 AM

PRAY FOR UNKNOWN CHRISTIANS IN ZIMBABWE!  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous  March 30, 2008 5:23 AM

by Susan Njanji
56 minutes ago





HARARE (AFP) -
Zimbabwe's
opposition claimed victory Sunday in a general election even before the
first results were announced, saying it will not accept any attempt by President Robert Mugabe to "steal" the outcome.

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anonymous ZIMBABWE; WHAT WILL FOLLOW ELECTIONS? March 30, 2008 5:28 AM

WHAT WILL FOLLOW IN THE ZIMBABWE ELECTION?
SOMETIMES  AN ELECTION IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES WILL BRING ABOUT DISPUTE AND EVEN VIOLENCE. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN ZIMBABWE YET, BUT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, AN ELECTION AFFECTS THE CHRISTIANS IN ANY COUNTRY. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE CHRISTIANS IN ZIMBABWE!
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anonymous  March 30, 2008 5:38 AM

he ZANU PF government continue to persecute the Church of God. 'Eight Church leaders, including a blind pastor were arrested during a meeting in front of 400 worshippers and detained in police cells in Kadoma (120 km South West of Harare).'

The arrested Church leaders are Jonathan Gokovah, Pastor Raymond Motsi, Pius Wakatama, Pastor Ancelimo Magaya, Pastor Wilson Mugabe, Pastor Zvizai Chiponda, Lawrence Berejena and Gerald Mubaiwa.

Pastor Moyo states, "The meeting was for Christians who felt they cannot remain silent while the country burns with companies closing, inflation (26 000%) hitting everyone hard and the majority of people suffering."
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anonymous  March 30, 2008 5:45 AM

Pray for the Christians in Zimbabwe who have had hundreds of churches bulldozed and burned down by the Communist government.

Pray that the persecutors of the church may be exposed and opposed. Pray that the persecutors may be brought to repentance, or that they may be removed. Pray that the persecutors may fall into the traps that they have dug for others, that their declarations may come back to haunt them, and that their actions against God’s people be exposed, confounded and confused.

When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous, but terror to evil doers.” Proverbs 21:15

FRONTLINE FELLOWSHIP!

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anonymous  March 30, 2008 5:47 AM

Dr. Peter Hammond
Frontline Fellowship
PO Box 74
Newlands, 7725
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: 021-689-4480
Fax: 021-685-5584
E-mail: admin@frontline.org.za
Web: www.frontline.org.za
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anonymous  March 30, 2008 5:50 AM

We also need to intercede for the millions of starving Christians of Zimbabwe today. Frontline Fellowship has been working in Zimbabwe since 1982. As the situation in Zimbabwe has deteriorated, so we have increased our activities into that desperately needy country.

As the Zimbabwean government has begun deliberately starving their citizens into submission, we have had to smuggle many tonnes of food, relief aid and medicines to suffering Christians in Zimbabwe. Amidst the state orchestrated racial hatred, lawlessness and savagery, Frontline Fellowship mission work in Zimbabwe has become particularly difficult and dangerous. However, true Christianity cares for widows and the orphans in distress. And we are commanded to love our neighbour as ourselves.

Please pray for the impact of the tonnes of Gospel literature which we are distributing throughout Zimbabwe, and do continue to lift up our field workers and the evangelists, pastors and teachers whom we are serving and equipping.

The only hope for Zimbabwe is sincere repentance, Biblical Reformation and spiritual Revival. Zimbabwe needs to repent before God and rebuild their nation on Biblical principles.

Please join us as we commit ourselves, for the rest of this year, to pray, daily, for the removal of the Marxist regime in Zimbabwe. Join us as we pray through the Psalms, praying for God to expose the oppression and persecution of the anti-Christian regime in Zimbabwe, and as we pray for support and freedom for the long suffering Christians of Zimbabwe.

Persistent prayer, publicity and pressure provide protection for the persecuted (Luke 18:1-7). Pray for the Christians suffering in Zimbabwe. Mobilise your congregation and Bible study group to pray. And write to your elected representative to urge decisive political and economic pressure to be brought to bear against the Communist ZANU regime in Zimbabwe. Encourage your church to support missions of mercy to the suffering Christians in Zimbabwe. Phone, fax or write to your nearest Zimbabwe embassy to protest against their racist and lawless policies of oppression.

When you receive, or download the latest Frontline Fellowship News: MUGABE TSUNAMI IN ZIMBABWE, please help us distribute this edition of FF News as widely as possible to friends and family and at your church.

Visit www.frontline.org.za for updates and articles on the crisis in Zimbabwe.

Yours for faith and freedom in Zimbabwe

Dr. Peter Hammond
Director

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anonymous  March 30, 2008 5:54 AM

Masvingo (Zimbabwe), SVM News, June 13, 2007: Three pastors were arrested in Masvingo in Zimbabwe by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) on Sunday, 10th June for distributing toys and sweets to the children.

Rev. Sonykis Chimbuya, Pastor Peter Bondai and Pastor Mugondi were the clergymen detained and interrogated by state security agents for distributing playing and eating materials to the kids.

In a bizarre case highlighting deep levels of paranoia in government, the agents of the Central Intelligence Organisation accused the pastors that they distributed campaign material of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which is Zimbabwe's biggest opposition party.

Pastor Peter Bondai and Mugondi were released after they were interrogated for more than three hours while Pastor Chimbuya was kidnapped and dumped along the Masvingo-Great Zimbabwe highway hours after his arrest.

"We are living in constant fear after the harassment at the hands of the CIO agents," Rev. Sonykis Chimbuya said to the Salem Voice Ministries (SVM) News Service.

"They just came to us and picked us one after the other. They asked us about the material we were distributing to various church organisations," said the churchmen.

"One of us was kidnapped and was only released after they had proved beyond doubt that the items we were distributing were in fact toys," They added.

The CIO agents also demanded that the pastors write down their sermons and present them to the secret agents for vetting before delivery.

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anonymous  March 30, 2008 6:00 AM

Zimbabwe Christians say God working through land seizures, persecution

By Sue Sprenkle

GWERU, Zimbabwe (BP)--Screams pierced the air as invaders forced their way onto the farm just outside Gweru, Zimbabwe.

The attackers forcibly marched frightened farm workers to the workers' living compound, where they beat the workers with axes, picks and heavy sticks. Others they forced to strip to their underclothes in the middle of the Zimbabwe winter and then sing and dance by the firelight.

The owners of the farm, Derek and Sandy Shaw, locked themselves in the main house and watched as the path of destruction headed their way. The couple had fully expected their farm to be forcefully invaded by the government-backed war veterans. But no one was prepared for God's miraculous intervention when the invasion happened.

As the attack reached its climax, the phone that never worked rang. Sandy reached for it, totally surprised.

Chris Anderson, pastor of Gweru Baptist Church, was calling to see if there was anything he could pray about with the couple. Within minutes, a prayer chain started and spread throughout the community, crossing denominational and racial barriers.

"Chris told me on the phone to remember that miracles still happen. I told him, 'I'm watching one right now,'" Sandy Shaw said. "Right in front of me, I watched my family have a sense of peace and watched the attack end just as quickly as it had started."

Political strife in Zimbabwe rages on as veterans of the country's 1970s liberation war, with President Robert Mugabe's blessing, have seized nearly 4,000 white-owned farms since February. Thirty-one people have died in the chaos.

Mugabe says the land redistribution is necessary to address a century-old imbalance in land ownership in the country.

While this nation in turmoil struggles to find political peace, God is busy providing the inner peace found only through him. Christian leaders say Zimbabwe -- whites and blacks alike -- never before has been so open to Christ.

"My Grammy was the strongest Christian that I've ever known," Sandy Shaw said. "I've slipped and fell back from God, but this whole thing has let me know that God still cares for us. I see my need for God and want him to take over my life."

It was only in the 1960s that Christianity began to take root in Zimbabwe's rural areas and gradually spread across the country. Now, just 40 years later, Christians are taking a stand despite open persecution.

The persecution began when Mugabe ordered all churches across the country to shut down on Sundays for political rallies supporting the ruling party, ZANU-PF.

Christians were warned that, if they worshiped, the buildings would be burned down and those worshiping would be severely beaten. Residents were ordered to attend the closest political rally or they would be beaten as well.

Some churches closed, but many more opened their doors and fearlessly worshiped and prayed for Zimbabwe.

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anonymous  March 30, 2008 6:15 AM

Please add your brothers and sisters in Christ living in Zimbabwe to your prayer list.

Under the socialist government of Robert Mugabe:
  • Inflation is running 1.593%
  • Unemployment is over 80%
  • Operation "Take Out the Trash" had the government bulldozing houses, creating thousands of homeless victims
  • No rights are protected

No one can meet for prayer or Bible studies in groups greater than 3 without police approval.

The Rev. Dr. Roy Musasiwa helped publish a widely disliked report called The Natural Vision Discussion to shed light on this tragedy—at great risk to himself.

"We long for peace," Musasiwa said. "Would it not be great to live in a country where you can associate with any political party of your choice without fearing victimization, being tortured or raped, or having bombs thrown into your house?

"Or what about having the freedom to gather for prayer without the fear of being arrested?"

Despite the threats of violence, jail or death, Christians are still gathering to pray and discuss issues. Many Christians and pastors are now in jail.

Let's pray for them and for revival in Zimbabwe.

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anonymous  April 04, 2008 4:14 AM

Dear Brethern in Christ

Please pray for my household to receive and
 live the peace and love of Jesus Christ.
Pray that my husband will receive a scholarship
and that both of us will get higher paying
jobs in order to make ends meet. Dear Lord
there are so many of us that struggles to give
our tiths,please release us from this financial
burderns we are carrying in the mighty name
of Jesus Christ of Nazareth with thanks.Lord
you say in your word that we should not be
concerned over anything but in everything we
must make known our needs and that is what
we do Lord.
Dear Lord satan is attacking us but we have
the coat of armour to protect us , to help us
stand against him.Jesus we praise you now and
forevermore,Amen.
A.D

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anonymous  May 28, 2008 10:34 AM

The ZANU PF government continue to persecute the Church of God. 'Eight Church leaders, including a blind pastor were arrested during a meeting in front of 400 worshippers and detained in police cells in Kadoma (120 km South West of Harare).'

The arrested Church leaders are Jonathan Gokovah, Pastor Raymond Motsi, Pius Wakatama, Pastor Ancelimo Magaya, Pastor Wilson Mugabe, Pastor Zvizai Chiponda, Lawrence Berejena and Gerald Mubaiwa.

Pastor Moyo states, "The meeting was for Christians who felt they cannot remain silent while the country burns with companies closing, inflation (26 000%) hitting everyone hard and the majority of people suffering."
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