TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT: My passion is to use my gift of administration to come alongside Spirit-filled college educators, to help them operate more freely in their giftings as they seek to train the next generation of Zimbabwean pastors and church leaders.
MINISTRY FOCUS: I am thrilled that God has led me to become the special assistant for the administrative department at Zimbabwe’s Pan Africa Christian College (PACC). The PACC has over 800 graduates serving Pentecostal churches throughout the country.
Zimbabwe, with a population of 15 million, is known to be predominantly Christian with more than 87% of its inhabitants calling themselves Christians. Sadly, although many people embrace Christianity, they also practice a form of syncretism that includes consulting witchdoctors and the spirits of deceased family members.
In response to this, the PACC seeks to train and equip students to become church leaders with a strong biblical base—to teach their congregations sound doctrine and total dependence upon the Holy Spirit for all things.
Seeking to be part of this overall mission, I will help in three main areas at the college: I will serve the principal, coordinating all the administrative details of his work; I will assist our accountant to organize receipts and keep accurate records; I will work closely with the academic dean to manage registration and student records; and I will also help the college through the process of achieving university status.
My taking on these tasks will allow other staff to function more fully in their giftings. Ultimately, I will also embrace the college’s mandate to develop graduates fully equipped, both spiritually and academically, to serve the Zimbabwe church.
YOUR IMPACT: Most recently, I served for three years in Bolivia as the administrator for ChildHope, a child sponsorship ministry serving over 100,000 children throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Previous to that, I served for over eight years in Thailand teaching English and doing university outreach. I used English as a tool to build relationships with various students, in order to share my faith with them.
- For God to help the college to stay true to its mandate and for the students to be able to afford their tuition and other costs to attend the college.
- For God to provide the financial means for me to be deployed quickly to the field.
- For God to give me opportunities to build meaningful relationships with the local people once I arrive.
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