BY KENNETH NYANGANI
IT was pomp and fanfare at Madzibaba Andby Makaruru’s shrine in Mutare on New Year’s eve as the Johanne Masowe eChishanu leader fulfilled his pledge after donating food hampers, clothes and money to the under privileged in the country.
Makururu in November pledged to donate goodies to members of his church and to pay school fees to the less privileged members.
On New Year’s eve more than 15 000 congregants and non-members gathered at the preacher’s shrine for the distribution of goodies, which was also a cross over crusade.
The popular prophet, who was on a recent tour of Mozambique and Malawi, said he did not only help members from his church, but is spreading his wings to non church members.
“God is leading us somewhere, the attendance was so big, the place was too small for the church service. At first l was l expecting at least 10 000 people, but over 15 000 people attended the cross over prayer meeting in Mutare. l am excited that people out there know the importance of prayer,” he said
“Remember l had pledged to assist some school children with school fees and l managed to do so. We are going to pay school fees to 100 children and we have already handed the money to some children through relevant authorities.
“As a church we also donated pens and books, rulers and other needs for school going children. We also assisted the disabled in the church even outside the church, we handed over money to a blind man from Rusape so that he can start some projects with his family.”
The prophet added that early this year they are starting projects for his church members mainly women.
“We have projects that we are setting up for less privileged in the church mainly women because they need to be self sustainable , we want to teach them to fish not only just to receive,” he added.