Compassionate Consultative Initiative Project
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Connecting with the United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe to minister in Jesus' name

November 2020 Director's Report!

 

 

 

CCIP-Zimbabwe November 2020 Board Meeting!

Director's Report!

 

The year 2020 will go down in history as the year full of challenges and opportunities. CCIP-Zimbabwe has not escaped from the challenges of the world and hope will begin to reflect on the opportunities presented and begin to develop new strategies to overcome poverty and inequality in the world.

 

Around the globe, people are contending with the pandemic, struggling economies, natural disasters and a reckoning with racial injustice. The national Black Lives Matter protest movement, rekindled in the days after an unarmed George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis last May, continues to shine a light on what it calls systemic racism and police brutality from America's small towns to its urban centers.

 

The struggle in Zimbabwe, between those who believe in a past and completed liberation and those who realize that the march is not ended has resulted in a milt-layered crisis of convergence of economic collapse, deepening poverty, food insecurity, corruption and human rights abuses among other crises in urgent need of resolution.

 

In Micah 7: 1 – 7, the prophet is miserable concerning the state of his nation. So am I for Zimbabwe. Micah was from the countryside. He proclaimed God's reproofs to the rich and ungodly leaders of Judah. He championed the poor and the oppressed! With brutal honest, he communicated a message of justice and mercy. He cared for God's people with great and profound compassion. The prophet Micah proclaims a message that is especially relevant to the conditions we face in the world and especially Zimbabwe.

 

CCIP -Zimbabwe must not give up! And we will not give up! The WeCareEd program is doing very well. The Tariro Gardens, that includes the fishing project is doing very well. The Sewing program, including the masks is going very well. We are completing building the storage and ready to secure our equipment in Zimbabwe. We have scaled down on high school and college scholarships due to lack of financing. We have one college student we are still pays fees for.

 

We are working very well with Maonde Trust and Plan International who are helping us on the ground. We give thanks to God for their faithfulness. In the US, the World Mosaic Market has continued helping us with marketing some of our items from Zimbabwe. God is good all the time! We published two newsletters this far. Thanks to Scott for helping with the technology.

We were not able to have Taste of Africa this year, and we cancelled our second mission trip scheduled July.

 

In Zimbabwe, we lost two people whom we supported at college level. These are Owen Kamusoka and Chandapiwa Bushu.

 

Going forward! We must not give up!

 

Let us continue supporting the projects we are supporting and where possible strengthen what we are doing. Fund raising must be an ongoing exercise.

Mutare District is opining up for dialogue to strengthen our relationship. The new DS is willing to work with us to go back to our lost love. He want us to rethink the Skills Training Center and make it productive.

 

Membership drive! I think we have at least two people who joined CCIP-Zimbabwe. There is need for more intentional inviting. There is need to assign either the treasurer and Director to be responsible for membership drive and renewal.

 

We hope to continue with our newsletters, Taste of Africa and mission trips to Zimbabwe.

 

Thank you all.

God bless you all!