'Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.' Isaiah 58:12
LoveZim is a campaign by Zimbabwean Christians in Diaspora whose aim is to encourage prayer and prayerful action on behalf of the nation of Zimbabwe. The vision of LoveZim came about in 2008 when almost all news coming out of Zimbabwe was bad news, and we felt at the time that we needed to pray, but more than that, to act on behalf of the poor in Zimbabwe. We wanted to inject the good news of Jesus into that situation. He alone is able to change each and every situation.
From the start the aim of the campaign was to bring together the Zimbabwean Christians in Diaspora and the Christian communities that host them, to act together on behalf of the poor in Zimbabwe and to encourage prayerful action in the fight against poverty.
Their main activity in Diaspora is mobilisation through prayer, to encourage prayer groups to get together regularly to pray for the nation, and send out regular communication to all our members about the situation in Zimbabwe and prayer points.
The campaign culminates annually in the LoveZim prayer day on the last Sunday of September, where they ask everyone to take this one day to pray for the country.
LoveZim is about prayer and prayerful action, and they do this by supporting the work of Zimbabwe’s rural farmers who are applying the conservation farming principles of Foundations for Farming. Most of the poor in Zimbabwe are in the rural areas, and supporting farming, they believe, is the single most important element to reducing poverty.
The LoveZim campaign is run under the auspices of The Global Native, a UK based charity (number 1135837).