Lutheran church pledges drought support to Zimbabwe

By ZBC Reporter
THE Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is working on assisting Zimbabwe in mitigating drought that is being experienced in the country due to climate change. This came out this Wednesday when senior Lutheran church officials paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa office this Wednesday morning.
Briefing the media after the meeting, Reverand Dr. Martin Junge, General Secretary of LWF said what brought them to Zimbabwe is the need to be there for Zimbabweans during their time of need.
“The church has been calling upon us because of a situation of drought that is affecting the people. After having prayed with the people, the church and for the people we wanted to be here with them. This is what brought us to Zimbabwe. We are committed to seeking ways of increasing our presence and support to the church so that we can be with the people,” he said.
He also spoke of the long-standing strong relations which exist between Zimbabwe and the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
“It was a great privilege for me to read about the strong involvement of the Evangelic Lutheran Church of Zimbabwe with its people. This is not a church living on its own but its rendering health and education services to the people,” he added.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church currently runs several primary and secondary schools in Gwanda, Beitbridge and Munene, Musume, Zezani, Chegato, Manama and Masase.