Kadoma – 630 COUPLES of the Pentecostal Christian Church International had their marriages re-dedicated to God during the church’s Pentecostal day last week in Kadoma.
The Churches Bishop, Dr Johannes Ndanga said it was critical as it strengthen families and restore God’s original plan regarding marriages.
Archbishop Johannes Ndanga, who is also FFWPU Zimbabwe chairman and ACCZ president, said the occasion, was meant to strengthen families and to propagate peace within families.
“Our core mission as core mission as Pentecostal Christian Church International is to strengthen marriages and families centred on God in order to create a ‘One Human Family under God’,” he said.
Archbishop Ndanga said marriage is the foundation and social fabric of the entire humankind which ought to be constructed on a godly foundation.
“When God created man (Adam and Eve), His purpose was for mankind to live according to God’s plan. When Adam and Eve failed to live according to God’s plan, they were chased out of the Garden of Eden. That became
the foundation of conflict and war,” he said.
The man of cloth said the breakdown of the family institution has eroded the sound foundations of society.
“The breakdown of families wrecks the efforts to establish peace and development, thereby impeding sound social and economic development. In this sense, dysfunctional families are the most serious obstacle to achieving peace and sustainable development.
“There is a misconception by many, that weddings or marriage should be taken literally. God needs to be the centre of all marriages and that was the purpose of this marriage blessing event,” said Archbishop Ndanga.
The marriage rededication is a precursor to the FFWPU’S event to be held on the 17th of November at the National Sports stadium to be graced by President Emmersorn Mnangagwa and the FFWPU’S global founder Mother Moon from Korea.
The event will include investors from all over the world as 200 countries are expected to be in Zimbabwe.
FFWPU’s aim is to contribute towards spiritual renewal and alleviation of poverty around the world.
Married couples were encouraged to be faithful to each other while parents were urged to love and care for their children, protecting them and educating them to uphold the highest morals.
Archbishop Ndanga believes that strong and healthy families are the foundation for a strong and prosperous nation.