Loveness Mpofu, Sunday News Reporter
ZIMBABWE is poised for a quick turnaround and the church should help in praying for the country’s leadership to ensure they get guidance from God to lead, a leading American cleric has said.
Reverend Bob Koo of Fresh Living Water Ministries in the United States of America who was accompanied by Prophet Ian Lottering from South Africa last week said blessings were upon Zimbabwe and churches should unite and pray for the nation’s prosperity.
The two evangelists were invited for a four-day evangelistic and healing revival in Cowdray Park and Nketa suburbs in Bulawayo by Hospital and Prisons Care Ministries International (HPCMI). Rev Koo said: “I believe that God is blessing this nation and that he is going to increase his blessings over this nation. The churches need to come together in unity and collaboration because where there is unity God is found. I believe that this country is going to advance very fast and I encourage churches to unite and pray for its advancement. I will continue to pray for blessings and ask God to bless this nation, because as Christians we want to pray to God to bless everyone because we have the spirit of Christ in our hearts.”
Rev Koo said he was very impressed with peace and unity in the country, contrary to misconceptions that are being peddled by some media outlets.
“Before I came to this country I was sceptical because of people’s misconceptions about the country. My first impression when I arrived at the airport was that it was really beautiful and the road system is good. This town has good infrastructure and I feel very safe in this nation,” he said.
The visit to Zimbabwe is one of the many that the reverend has undertaken over the last eight years, when he decided to heed God’s call and travel around the world ministering to people. Rev Koo quit his well paying job as a civil engineer and became a full time evangelist. Together with his wife Evangelist Trisha Koo, they have travelled to many African countries, which include Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Africa, Lesotho and Zambia. His next destination is Botswana and Mauritius. HPCMI president Reverend Isaac Silumbu expressed gratitude towards the evangelists.
“As a ministry it is important that we look into the great commission which says go ye therefore into all nations, teach the word and touch lives of people of all nations. We as Christians, we have to do our job, so that people realise that He is a real God. Just as the prophet has declared, we believe that our tomorrow will be well. We are very happy to host two great men of God and we hope that this relationship will continue. Such gesture is very important and it is our prayer that those lives that have been touched will refrain from sin,” he said.
HPCMI is an inter-denominational ministry which seeks to source and distribute relief aid to the less privileged in society and also advocates for better release of convicts to their official homes and better treatment of patients after being discharged from the hospitals.-@lvydvy1