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Pictures: Makandiwa rescues Chikurubi inmates

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United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife Ruth donated a water pumping system and groceries worth more than $30 000 to Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison.

By Aaron Ufumeli

The water system, which will mostly benefit prison farm projects, was handed over to Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) officials on Wednesday by Pastor Rufaro Nyadembera of Agape Family Care, the church’s charity arm.

Ufic pastors and prisons and correctional services officers stand by the donatd water system.
Ufic pastors and prisons and correctional services officers stand by the donatd water system.(Picture by Aaron Ufumeli)

“Do not lose hope, or be discouraged, take this time as an opportunity to develop your relationship with your Creator and to develop yourself. Look at President Robert Mugabe, he was once in prison, but came out to be a great leader. Look at Nelson Mandela, who was in prison for 27 years and came out to be a great statesman,” Makandiwa’s wife said in a message read for her by Pastor Nyadembera.

Pastor Prime Kufa and senior prisons and correctional services officers enjoy the proceedings
Pastor Prime Kufa and senior prisons and correctional services officers enjoy the proceedings (Picture by Aaron Ufumeli)

“From the Bible we have Joseph as an example and Paul, who wrote most of the New Testament while in prison. So do not lose hope, but use your time here wisely.”

 senior prison and correctional services officers are shown how the donated water system works at the handover ceremony (Picture by Aaron Ufumeli)

senior prison and correctional services officers are shown how the donated water system works at the handover ceremony (Picture by Aaron Ufumeli)

ZPCS deputy commissioner-general (audit and inspectorate) Agrey Huggins Machingauta commended UFIC for the donation.

 Inmates at Chikurubi maximum prison could not hide their joy in receiving groceries (Picture by Aaron Ufumeli)

Inmates at Chikurubi maximum prison could not hide their joy in receiving groceries (Picture by Aaron Ufumeli)

“As ZPCS, we appreciate and honour the role being played by the Christian community in assisting the organisation in the inmates’ welfare. It is our wish as an organisation to have members of the community come and assist us in taking care of their incarcerated relatives,” he said

Ufic pastor Prime Kufa prays for an inmate after the handover ceremony. (Picture by Aaron Ufumeli)
Ufic pastor Prime Kufa prays for an inmate after the handover ceremony. (Picture by Aaron Ufumeli)

Agape Family Care is a brainchild of Ruth, aimed at transforming and restoring hope in various families.

Part of the groceries donated to the Chikurubi female prison. (Picture by Aaron Ufumeli)
Part of the groceries donated to the Chikurubi female prison. (Picture by Aaron Ufumeli)

The organisation has donated blankets, linen, bed sheets and hospital equipment to Chitungwiza Central Hospital, classrooms and textbooks to Muringazuva Primary School in Muzarabani worth over $200 000.

Agape Family Care is paying school fees for thousands of children across the country.

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42 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you Prophet E.Makandiwa and Dr Prophetess Ruth Makandiwa for your continuers support to the need and less previllaged. You are really true servants of the living God.

  2. Thank you Prophet E Makandiwa na Amai for bringing hope to the less privileged. Mabasa enyu makuru baba na amai. Mwari ngaakuitireyi zvakanaka uye zvamunobata nemaoko enyu zviropafadzwe nemuzita ra Jesu Kristo. May your God forever be my God.Amen

  3. Well done Pastor,your family and church members for realizing how is the situation behind bars.Wish you stay there forever so that the nation can benefit from your love.More prayers,Amen

  4. ko zvekuzoti action speaks louder than Magaya zvapinda papip manji . VaMakandiwa vakadonater full stop zvakanaka zvakadaro ko kuda kuzotukirira vamwe ndokunei nhai iwe unozviti Mutongi Gava

  5. Thank you E Makandiwa for your great love for those being forgotten even by their relatives because they are in jail. There is a very bad perception in Zimbabwe towards people jailed, they are regarded as outcasts. What the prophet has done is a gentle reminder to all those who stigmatize people in jails.

  6. Much better Makandiwa not reaping people of their hard earned cash and boast whilst castigating them for being poor. Now you are entering the realm of Christianity not blasphemy you were endowed with, I hope you will repent sooner so that your gifts will also be clean.

    • Chikwekwe i am sure you are the one who needs repentance. hw much were you ripped of? Mwari vanoziva and i pray the moment you type another evil about Prophet Makandiwa the vengeance of God shall descend upon you zvichaonekwa nemunhu wese!

  7. If I have ever seen people who are focused on transforming the nation of Zimbabwe at large it is Prophets Emmanuel and Ruth Makandiwa. Regardless of all that may have been said about them these two have never lost their focus. The magnitude of the work that they are doing is outstanding. Agape Family Care’s work covers Taking Care of Orphans, Widows, The Elderly, The Less Privileged. People are having houses built for them whilst others have their bills and rentals paid for them. Prostitutes are being taken of the streets and empowered through Life Skills training and Income Generating Projects that are set up for them. Their Prison MInistry has spanned over the years and even little children that are imprisoned with their mothers are remembered through the love and compassion that Prophetess Ruth has for CHildren. To Date more than 5000 school children have their school fees paid for them countrywide with those in tertiary education have scholarships given to them. Schools are being renovated and refurbished whilst others are being built from scratch. Talk of the Food aid that are given to communities regardless of their affiliation to UFIC. What of the boreholes that have been drilled in Epworth, Chitungwiza, Hatcliffe, Tafara, Mabvuku? This has no international donor working from behind the scenes but these are Zimbabweans reaching out to other fellow Zimbabweans. This is what I call true stewardship and true Church Indegenisation. As Zimbabweans let us look at the efforts that others are making in a positive light.

    These are just charity works that they are doing as the reach out to the nation. Spiritually innumerable lives have been transformed as people give their lives to God after they are informed and empowered through the teaching of the Word of God. Let us learn to analyze before we criticize!! Well done Prophets Emmanuel and Ruth Makandiwa for the job well done. You are indeed taking God’s Love to the Nations

  8. Nhai vaChikwekwe murichikwekwe zveshuwa wht do u knw abt the word of god,is there anyone forced to go to his church

  9. Glory be to God.Thank you the great Prophet Makandiwa n Dr prohetess ruth for such an amazing love.am very proud of you my spiritual parents. Keep on the good works.”wakandiona ndakasungwa ukandishanyira”

    • Thank you father and mother for the great care and love. You are truly man and woman of God.
      May God continue to give you more of whatever you desire.

  10. Mateo 6:1-4. ” Chenjerai, kuti murege kuita kururama kwenyu pamberi pavanhu kuti muvonekwe navo; kana madaro hamunamubairo kunaBaba venyu vari kudenga. Zvino kana uchipa varombo zvipo, rega kuridza hwamanda pamberi pako, sezvinoita vanyengeri mumasinagoge nomunzira dzomumusha, kuti vakudzwe navanhu. Zvirokwazvo ndinoti kwamuri, wapiwa mubairo wawo. Asi iwe kana uchipa zvipo, ruvoko rworuboshwe ngarurege kuziva chinoitwa norudyi rwako, kuti kupa kwako kuve pakavanda, ipapo Baba vako vanovona pakavanda vachakupa mubairo. ”

    • Yes Mateo/ Mathew says so but did you even consider the fact that vapihwa zvipo ndivo vanopublisher just to show the world what God is doing for them . I doubt Prophet Makandiwa ever has time to be on the net posting pics of such events. There are a lot of things UFIC & AFC has done and still doing that pple dont even know about.. izvi hazvinei nemupi izvi , ih NewsDay ya poster.

  11. Thank you father and mother for the great care and love. You are truly man and woman of God.
    May God continue to give you more of whatever you desire.

  12. Prophet and Prophetess Makandiwa did very well. This is great work and what is amazing is some people still quote verses to try and attack even the good things that have been done. Keep it up Prophets of God !!!!!

  13. Thank you Prophets of God.Indeed you are blessing to our nation and to the entire world. May the good Lord continue to blessed you abundantly for the fruits of the spirit (which is love) that your life is demonstrating.May God expand your territory to beyond Zimbabwe and Africa

  14. Kuzoti ” Look at President Robert Mugabe, he was once in prison, but came out to be a great leader. ” If he was such a great leader you would not need to donate these items they would have been there. Just protect your loot from ZIMRA zvakanaka.

  15. Thank you Baba na Amai Makandiwa for extending your kind hand to the inmatess…neniwo ndabva ndadzidza, thank you for introducing the season of giving and caring for others

  16. Thank you Prophets E and R Makandiwa may God bless you…ane nhamo uyo anoshandisa ziso rakaipa kutarisa chakanaka… Nokuti ziso iro rakaipa harigone kuwona zvakanaka rinongowona zvakaipawo sekuipa kwarakaitaiwo

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