It’s a warm welcome back to one of our previous comtributors, a former Pakati student, and now a Pastor in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Pastor Aggie first appeared here at Friends of Pakati back in March this year – https://friendsofpakati.com/2020/03/14/mrs-agatha-joramu-fombo-former-pakati-student-now-a-pastor-in-mutare-zimbabwe/ – just as the Covid19 pandemic was starting to affect many countries.
She very briefly mentioned about what she was doing after returning from Souh Africa to Zimbabwe – “I moved back to Zimbabwe last year in December and am staying in Mutare where I and my husband are pastoring. We also started a preschool in February to the underprivilledged children at a farm in Old Mutare.”
Well, it seems she is doing so much more than running a pre-school….but let’s start with that.
“Schools have been closed, but now I am busy preparing for the children Christmas presentation and their graduation, as we are re-opening the preschool that I operate on 9 November.”
Here is what else she told me on whats app about what she is doing…
The global pandemic has shaken the whole planet earth and our Zimbabwe has not been spared either and that means even me and my family in Mutare were not spared either. But I want to say that this season has brought a busy schedule for me both as a mother, grandma and a pastor and a student.
I have noticed the greater need of reaching out and helping the vulnerable people in Mutare and Harare. During this pandemic I have managed to register my Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) with the Social Welfare Department, and I am happy to say I am helping people with different disabilities, people with albinism, orphaned children and adults from the less privileged families.
The Covid 19 season has created a platform for me and my husband to source for wheelchairs for children with Cerebral Palsy and Severe Brain Retardation.
I have managed to get zimmer walking frames and walking sticks for adults in need. I also gave out food parcels to the less privileged families. I am still going on trying to source sunscreen lotions for the people with albinism.
Being the Chairperson of Vanopaishe Foundation, I have a burden to help do some projects for the vulnerable people, especially starting with those in Mutare. I have 50 people with disabilities and 250 people with albinism on my database.
I am also busy doing my Dissertation for my Bachelor’s degree in Theology. My graduation is fast approaching in December this year, and it means a lot on my hands besides pastoring and being a wife and mom!
We are also going on with our Poultry farming project. It is so busy but I am excited that I am coping so well!”
Well I have to say I am so impressed with Aggie and her Husband Joe’s work ethic, and living up to their beliefs. Well done indeed!