RCZ church members during the march
MASVINGO – Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ) in Masvingo on Saturday marched from its church along Robert Mugabe way to 4:1 Barracks in a sponsored march to help raise funds for their church building in Rhodene.
The Rhodene congregation is still a new flock so they look forward to building their own place of worship at their stand situated in Rhodene extension.
The congregation held placards and a banner written "Ngatisimuke tese tivake kereke" as they appealed to well-wishers to help them carry on with their project.
Former Masvingo Provincial Education Director (PED), who is also the chairperson of the project, Fadzai Jirivengwa applauded the congregants who took part in the march.
"I want to thank all the congregants for the support and the unity they presented in this march and also not forgetting the church council and project committee for their commitment in making this march successful.
"We also appeal to all the well-wishers to come on board and help us see this project come to completion since it is still in its preliminary stages," said Jirivengwa.
A total number of 73 people took part in the march, 3 of them were over 80 and 23 were over 65 but they braved the scorching sun to march for their church.
Upon arrival at their destination, the congregation were welcomed by 4:1 barracks Chaplin Pastor Prisca Karima who gave a word of prayer and a word of encouragement.
The march was graced by high profile people among them RCZ treasurer Pikisai Mhizha, former RCZ education secretary Cabinson Magaya, former Masvingo District Education Officer (DEO) Rungamai Maunganidze and retired heads and business people.
Phoebe Mandizvidza former head of Hellen Mcghie who is over 80 took part in the march, expressed gratitude to the almighty God for the strength.
"I want to thank the Lord almighty for the strength to walk for such a distance and I am happy that I did it for my church," Mandizvidza said.
Jirivengwa also thanked Nyaningwe supermarkets, HR Suplies, Printweb printers and the business community who helped sponsor the event.news