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Praise & worship: Zim ‘missionary’ takes Christianity to Moslems


A Mutare-based preacher Moreblessing Rwambiwa has taken Christianity to the Moslem world of Pakistan despite the volatility against that religion in that region.

Rwambiwa, the founder and president of the River Song Church headquartered in Mutare is arguably the first black Evangelist from this part of the world to venture deep into that Moslem territory.

He has reportedly made in-roads and doing massive crusades in the predominantly Muslim country.

In a recording made from that part of the world, Rwambiwa claimed his strength had been a number of miracles and prowess in reading the into his new flock individually fortunes.

He said he has performed varieties of miracles where the lame have been helped recover and misfortunes addressed  and the barren receiving help.

“I am [Pakistan] at this very moment. I am doing massive crusades and have been widely accepted in this country,” he said.

Pakistan, according to reports, is overwhelmingly Muslim, but Christians and Hindus make up the largest minority groups, with each representing about 1,6% of the population.

“At the moment I am in Lahore where I have converted a number of Moslems to Christianity,” Rwambiwa said.

“They are an interesting people, who when converted extensively seek to understand scriptures.

“Most converted have studied the whole New Testament and know it word for word. Initially they were resisting, but gradually they accepted.

“They have a culture where they for some reason dislike preaching using a loud hailers or  use of microphones, but they have since accepted that I use those electronic devices.

“At the beginning penetration was difficult because they most probably wanted to see if I had anything new.

“As time went on crowds began to follow as I performed miracles there was change.”

He says he made some blind see and the deaf were healed which attracted large followings.

He was only accepted as a prophet, a title he said was reserved for Mohammed, he said.

“At one time I met a businessman whose past and future had been opened to me in prayer and when I told him he accepted my religion and so did many of his relatives,” he said.

He said his mission was to reveal people’s talents as shown to him by his holy spirit.

Rwambiwa’s mission is not one of the easiest though.

Moreblessing Rwambiwa (right)

According to some press reports, religious minorities including Christians have been increasingly targeted amid the growing Islamicisation of Pakistan.

They are accused of “blasphemy”.

Christian communities also remain among the poorest sections of society and often still do menial jobs.

Entire villages in parts of Punjab are Christian and their inhabitants work as labourers and farmhands.

But there are sections of the Christian community that are more well off. Better educated and mainly settled in Karachi, they came over from Goa during the British Raj.

Muslims and Christians mostly co-exist amiably enough without frequent outbreaks of animosity.

But accusations of blasphemy have also often led to mob violence against Christians, while militant Islamists have also targeted the community.

Documented attacks are many including one on a church in Quetta in December 2017 that killed nine people and injured 57

Suicide attack targeting Christians celebrating Easter at a Lahore playground in March 2016 left 70 dead and more than 340 wounded, just to name a few.

Rwambiwa said despite that he chose Pakistan because in some of the Christian scriptures word had to be taken all over the world.

“As a result I felt it deep in my spirit to go to an lslam Nation and preach the gospel,” Rwambiwa said.

“Many ministers are afraid of the unknown especially when it comes to preaching to such Nations of people who don’t believe in Jesus.

“With the many stories we read and see on the internet, of preachers dying especially in lslamic nations,l took a bold step to go there and preach.”

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