Evangelists and Motorcycles - Zimbabwe
Pastor Nyika Mashindi leads five churches in a rural area where churches can be located up to 10 km away from a main road. Prior to 2005, when Nyika was given a motorbike, walking was the only option. Now, he can ride through the bush and along rough roads and small pathways. This is enabling him to create relationships with people who are normally isolated from regular church fellowship and to hold crusades to foster church growth and development. During one crusade, he visited 160 homes over seven days! Nyika and his wife struggle to provide basics including food, warm clothes, and money for schooling for their 3 children, especially in a drought year. It is a challenge for him to maintain his motorbike in a good condition for travelling the long, rough roads.
To date, ICP has supplied 30 motorcycles to pastors and evangelists like Nyika, enabling them to visit each of their congregations more often and to conduct ceremonies such as funerals. We aim to provide another 2 motorcycles this year and also continue supporting pastors with maintenance and fuel costs for their existing bikes.
You and your church group can help make this happen by giving generously to this project. You will be equipping a pastor with a motorcycle, providing fuel and necessary repairs, and covering registration and insurance costs.
Thanks to your support, two more pastors now have motorbikes and we are looking to stretch our goal to a third!