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Zimbabwe Needs Our Prayers
By : Craig Brown
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In case you thought that there wasn’t a real need for prayer in Zimbabwe, let me take the opportunity to update you on what is going on there in the lead up to the presidential run off election on June 27th. Current president, Robert Mugabe, has used some of his strongest language to date regarding the future of Zimbabwe and what he and his supporters are willing to do to keep ZANU-PF in power. Speaking at the funeral of former general Norbert Chingombe, Mugabe’s words were plain and his meaning clear: "We shall never accept anything that smells of the MDC. Anyone who tries to undermine our land reform we will challenge. We are prepared to fight for our country or go to war if we lose it — as happened to our forefathers."

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Peter Cole
Thank you for this update. I'll certainly be in prayer and will encourage others to pray as well.
Alan Matheson
Thanks for the alert and the encouragement to our congrgations to participate in the week of prayer.
The targets of the regime have always been the opposition political parties,the trade unions and the churches. Over the years I have met many of the leaders of the union movement,including,Morgan Tsvangarai,and continue to stand in awe at their courage and commitment.
In the past week the churches have been the target of renewed attacks.According to the World Council of Churches,"Zimbabwe police and security offices have raided the offices of several Christian groups,arresting the general secretary (Prosper Munatsi)of the Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe". A number of other Christians have been arrested staff of the Zimbabwe Christian lliance and the Ecumenical Support Group. Munatsi,this week, was due to appear in meetings in Geneva linked with the current session of the UN Human Rights Council.
One further step could be taken by our congregations. Take a look around your neighbourhood and see if their are Zimbabwe families,groups or congregations;make contact and assure them of your congregations prayers and concerns. Secondly visit your local member of Parliament, let him know of your congregation's concern,and urge him to support continued Australian Government action.
Doug Walladge
Following on from Alan Matheson's comment; the Anglican Church in Southern Africa has also reported that church services in Zimbabwe have been disrupted. Their news can be found at www.anglicanchurchsa.org.

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