The lives of 1,200 orphans will never remain the same again as Christ Embassy through a special Rhapsody of Realities outreached stormed an orphanage home in Zimbabwe. The daily devotional authored by the Man of God Rev Chris Oyakhilome fondly called ‘The Messenger Angel’ transformed the countenance and destinies of orphans at the outskirts of Harare.
A team from Christ Embassy Southern Africa Zone 5, at the behest of Zonal Pastor, Pastor Ruth Musarurwa, took the time to remember over 1,200 orphans housed at Tichakunda Children’s Home, located on Harare’s outskirts.
Armed with the Messenger Angel, the Rhapsody of Realities, the brethren brought the word of God to the institution, enabling the lives of the inhabitants to be changed permanently. The institution, which accommodates and educates children, also received much-needed foodstuff and groceries, courtesy of generous donations from the members of Christ Embassy Zimbabwe.
Both faculty and pupils were unequivocal in expressing their gratitude to the man of God, Rev. (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome and all the brethren of Christ Embassy, for this gesture of loving kindness shown to them.
It is estimated that there are currently 143 million orphans and/or abandoned children in the world. These children have no parent to guide them, protect them, or show them love. They are left hungry, lonely, afraid, have holes in their shoes or no shoes at all, and face the greatest challenges of any children on the face of the earth. Unless adopted or absorbed by an orphanage, these children are left to wander the streets, beg or steal food, and find shelter wherever they can. Consequently, it results in a high rate of suicide, the need to turn to organized crime and prostitution for survival, ultimately producing more orphans.
For this cause Christ Embassy has set up an NGO that focuses on alleviating poverty in the lives of destitute children and families. The faith-based NGO, The InnerCity Mission caters to children in and outside Africa and offers free education, shelter and feeding. Just like the noble members of Christ Embassy Southern Africa zone 5, the organisation also renders a helping hand to other orphanage homes with the same vision to help children.
The Bible admonishes us to show love to one another irrespective of our differences and with this consciousness, Rev Dr Chris Oyakhilome and his esteemed partners have decided to take humanitarianism to another level. Like Pastor Chris Oyakhilome would always say, “Every Child Is Your Child”.