Africa: Zimbabwe churches keep faith in tough economic times
“In spite of all the economic challenges in the country, the church is alive,” said the Rev. Moore Ganda, Harare East District connectional ministries chairperson. “The church is experiencing God’s sustaining grace in many facets of the life of the church.”
Zimbabwe has economic sanctions and cannot trade freely. Cash and foreign exchange shortages continue to constrain the country. The economy is affected by gross price instability, which led to a three-tier pricing system in which businesses charge different prices based on how the customer pays for the goods.
The Rev. Gift Machinga, Zimbabwe East Conference board of discipleship chairperson, said the economic situation has not spared the church.
“The church is feeling the impact of the rising inflation. Incomes have been eroded with prices going up,” he said. […]