THE Covid-19 lockdowns is something that came up without allowing people across the globe much preparation.
While South-African-based gospel musician and businessman Cashmore Muchaonyerwa appreciates that the shutdown were unavoidable given the rate of the infections worldwide, it affected his family in many ways.
“Business just grounded to a halt and we lost income. Although in our case there were one or two things we could still do from home, most of our projects were suspended and we are not sure if they will be continued after the lock down.
The indirect benefit of the lockdown though was that the couple had time to slow down and engage spiritually and pray more to God.
“So spiritually we come out if this stronger.
We also managed to spend quality time and bond with our families, something that normally gets affected by our busy schedule.
The musician had an album set to be released in May, but this is no longer possible.
“This was a setback for us, but we appreciate that God has a reason for everything. We, however, took this time to write more songs and to polish the ones we had already.”
“God is in control. There is no situation that has no expiry date, so Covid-19 will also be history at some point.
“We should not despair, let’s use this time to reflect, pray and be ready to move to the next chapter of our lives.”
Although this meant loss of income, spiritually the Muchaonyerwa family is now richer was good for us.