23 July 2018
MORE than 300 elderly people have hailed Destiny of Africa Network founder Reverend Obediah Musindo after receiving food hampers in Epworth.
Destiny of Africa Network Compassion Outreach Trust recently distributed food hampers to elderly people from various church denominations urging them to embrace spirit of forgiveness for their grandchildren to receive their blessing.
One of the beneficiaries Chipo Taderera, 65, of Methodist in Zimbabwe thanked Rev Musindo saying his words of wisdom had changed her life.
“I want to believe that Rev Musindo understands our plights and is here to heal our wounds by providing us with spiritual food as well as food on the table.
“Ndatowana chekunopa vazukuru kumba uye mashoko atapakurirwa anoporesa maronda emukati,” she said soon after receiving her hamper.
Rev Musindo urged people to support the elderly.
“We are what we are because of our parents and God blesses people through their parents; that is why Biblical Isaac asked for meat so as to bless his children.
“People who neglect their elders and accusing them of witchcraft are cursing themselves and will never prosper.
“Ini ndakakura nambuya vangu, ndinoshuva kuti dai varipo ndaivaitira zvikuru saka ndisingafaire vanoshungurudza chembere neharahwa.
“Destiny of Africa Network has engaged medical doctors who visit the elderly and we are engaging various church leaders in meeting elderly people’s needs.
“We have arranged with funeral parlours to help the elderly in times of need and we will not stop in making sure they live happily before they go to final resting place in grace,” said Rev Musindo.
He warned elderly people who consult sangomas that they risk being humiliated by other people following death of their own kids and grandchildren.
“Nemiwo chembere neharahwa musabate mishonga inokuvadza vana venyu munosara mushungurudzwa nerumwe rudzi venyu vana mauraya.”
He said the motivation to engage churches in meeting the elderly’s needs came following the First Lady, Mai Auxillia Mnangagwa’s challenge to churches over supporting the elderly.