… donates to Idai flood victims
BIKITA – The Zion Apostolic Church (ZAC) 1923 last week launched a clean-up campaign around its headquarters at Moriah Village in Chikuku under Chief Budzi in Bikita.
The clean-up was led by the church’s national chairlady Magreth Muza and Chiedza Masuka who is wife to Arch Bishop Felix Masuka.
ZAC 1923 national chairperson Robson Mavenyengwa said the campaign was organised by female congregants and was aimed at making sure that the headquarters area was kept clean all the time especially during Passover when thousands of congregants gather.
“When a lot of people gather, there is a possibility of disease outbreaks so we didn’t want that to happen during our Passover. That is why female church members decided to do a clean-up exercise at the shrine.
“Amai also wanted to use the exercise to encourage women to practise hygiene in their respective homes and churches all the time,” said Mavhenyengwa, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Zaka North.
Mavenyengwa thanked the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) for providing such equipment gloves, plastic bags and brooms that were used during the clean-up exercise.
He said the exercise was going to be a continuous programme whenever people gathered for church services.
“The Bible says cleanliness is closer to Godliness, so we have to make sure that our places of worship are kept clean all the time. We will therefore make similar atrangements whenever we meet,” said Mavenyengwa.
The church also gathered such items as clothes, blankets and kitchen utensils for distribution to local victims of Cyclone Idai.