Story by Yolanda Moyo
The sixth edition of the Annual National Thanksgiving and Dedication Service set for Bulawayo this Friday is expected to focus on the positive developmental projects being implemented by the Second Republic.
With a number of positive gains being witnessed in the country, this year’s National Thanksgiving and Dedication Service is expected to bring together interdenominational churches to pray for the government as it spearheads developmental projects.
Chairperson of the Faith for Nation Campaign, Prophet Andrew Wutawunashe told ZBC News that the service is a time to reflect on what the nation has gained this year and pray for more in the coming year.
“We are holding our sixth edition of thanksgiving and dedication service where we are going to thank the Lord for our nation’s advances or areas of progress in 2022. This is a chance to come together and pray for the coming year, and ask God for more positive gains in the country. We are also going to present the nation to the Lord and ask for his help in the coming year 2023. Everyone is welcome at the service. President Emerson Mnangagwa is expected to come and also to speak to the nation on what the state is doing,” he said.
The church service is also expected to be a platform for the church to denounce the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West and pray for the peaceful conduct of the 2023 harmonised elections.
“This will be a platform where the church will come together and call for the removal of sanctions in Zimbabwe that are affecting ordinary Zimbabweans. We have a lot of people that are suffering and as the church, we have to speak against this and we have international men of the cloth who are here to pray for our country as they are in solidarity with Zimbabwe. We are also making it a point that we pray for peaceful elections so that during the campaigns and the conducting of elections there is a peaceful environment,” noted Prophet Wutawunashe.
The church service, organised by Faith for the Nation Campaign, an inter-denominational grouping of local churches, is a platform where believers meet the country’s leadership to intercede for the nation.
Gospel artist Mambo Dhuterere and the Mbungo Brass Band are expected to perform at the event.