By Style Reporter
Elshaddai International Ministries is set to celebrate its silver jubilee in Ruwa next Saturday at an event expected to draw guests and delegates from across the country and region.
Elshaddai is a para-church international organisation whose main thrust is Building Families, Pole and Nation Through Prayer Transformational.
The interdenominational ministry, founded by Apostle Patience Hove (pictured right), is at an advanced stage of constructing a centre for orphans and
marginalised women in Ruwa as part of its philanthropy efforts.
“We are at 85% stage in completion of a centre which will house marginalised women,” Apostle Hove told journalists on Wednesday.
“The building is in Ruwa at the Zimre turnoff green roof and we hope this project will go a long way in alleviating challenges faced by women in the country.”
Branded as a spiritual clinic which focuses on teaching, counselling and training women, men and abused children, the ministry is based on Apostle Hove’s
theory of “Gender Complementarity” in which she advocates that both males and females should walk together to achieve social and economic good.
“Elshaddai Ministries seeks to strengthen the administrative role of the woman in the home, while supporting the father’s leadership as they bring up God-fearing children for the betterment of society,” She said in a statement.
Meanwhile, passionate about reviving her calling to unify and assist in the development of female Christians across the board, Apostle Hove relaunched the
Elshaddai Women’s Fellowship last year.
“It was a massive movement of women, empowering them and encouraging them to know that they are special and teaching them that they can also do things
independently of their husbands or even the patriarchal culture that is in Zimbabwe,” she said then.
“I want to unite women from all Christian divides and denominations to still have to speak at the same platform, to help each other without looking at
denominations as a divide so we can work together as children of God.”