Africa

Pray for Zimbabwe

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Prayer Points

  1. Pray for courageous leaders to expose and challenge deep-rooted corruption.
  2. Pray for wisdom and unity for the Church in reconstructing a weary nation.
  3. Pray for mercy, healing, and hope for a people ravaged by malaria, HIV, and malnutrition.

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About Zimbabwe

The world’s largest curtain of water parades down Victoria Falls on the edge of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The plummeting waters mimic the fallen economy in this landlocked South African nation. Once known as Rhodesia, the nation was under British rule until officially gaining independence in 1980. During the move towards independence, most farms owned by whites were seized, and land was distributed, in many cases, to party loyalists and their families. This led to a sharp decline in production and caused the collapse of the agriculture-based economy.

The nation’s main leader  since independence, President Mugabe, was widely accused of corruption and cronyism. In 2007 he demanded price controls on all basic commodities, causing many Zimbabweans    to buy out of panic and leave store shelves empty for months. Zimbabwe was also involved in the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, costing hundreds of millions of dollars. It wasn’t until 2008 that Zimbabwe became a multi-party state after electing an opposition leader as prime minister. The fall   of Robert Mugabe in 2017 freed up politics     and the media, but the country remains cash-strapped and impoverished. Zimbabwe is left with a high national debt, soaring inflation, and an unemployment rate over 90%. Having the sixth most HIV/AIDS related deaths in the world, HIV/AIDS epidemic has orphaned over one million children. Roughly two thirds of the nation’s wildlife has been killed for  sustenance in just over a decade. Zimbabweans have been betrayed by their government and therefore have the second highest migration rate in the world.

Zimbabwe is looking for a savior, and  thankfully nearly 80% have sought out Jesus. However, the majority of people believe in a syncretistic Christianity, one mixed with indigenous beliefs. The church in Zimbabwe needs purity in their doctrine and unity among denominations, especially  amongst  Apostolic and charismatic believers. Missionaries in Zimbabwe need training to effectively reach out to the small Muslim population. The Church must also raise up strong, spirit-filled       leaders to point the people of their broken nation to Christ.

Population

14,829,988

Population in unreached people Groups

0.2%

Population

14,829,988

Major People Groups
  • Other
  • Rozwi);
  • Hungwe)
Population in unreached people Groups

0.2%

Religions
  • Christian
  • Ethnic religions
  • Agnostic
  • Muslim

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  • Capital City

    Harare

  • Government

    Parliamentary republic

  • Language

    Shona, Ndebele, Manyika, Chichewa, English

  • GDP Per Capita

    $2,700

  • Literacy Rate

    86.5%

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