Christ Embassy Zim funds Bob Nyabinde’s operation
Pastor Ruth implored Zimbabweans to be happy and fulfilled by doing good to others and ensuring that everyone around them feels the love and touch of God through them
By ALBERT MASAKA
THE family of Zimbabwe’s veteran Afro-Jazz musician Bob Nyabinde, who has a diabetes challenge, has expressed its gratitude to Christ Embassy Zimbabwe (CE Zim) church zonal pastor Ruth Musarurwa for funding his successful hip replacement surgery.
In addition, Christ Embassy donated to Nyabinde foodstuffs, clothing, shoes, a blanket, bed and US$674 in cash.
The musician’s son Aggar told Zim Community News that his father was now recuperating at home following the successful operation that was funded by CE Zim.
He said about three weeks ago Nyabinde, who was struggling to walk and had lost his eyes sight because of diabetes, fell down and broke a bone in the process.
“I thank the Christ Embassy Church especially pastor Ruth Musarurwa for what she did for us as a family after heeding the call and also Mr Partson Chimbodza (of Chipaz Promotions) for liaising with Pastor Ruth.”
Aggar added that the bone could not heal due to old age and his father, who had to undergo a hip replacement surgery that was funded by CE Zim, was now recovering at home.
“And special thanks to CE ministry because they assisted us very well in making the hip replacement surgery a success and we are glad that Mr Nyabinde is recovering at home.
“I would like to say to pastor Ruth that we are overwhelmed with her support because she did not know us personally but she is preaching through works, because there is no better favour that you can ask for than getting help from a Good Samaritan…someone who just comes and says you know what we are willing to help.
“When my father was in hospital Christ Embassy Zimbabwe members were coming for prayers, even now when he is recovering at home they are still coming to pray for him and are bringing him gifts and they even bought him a bed that he is sleeping on right now.
He said the church has genuine by preaching through good works and heaped praises on Pastor Ruth.
“I know your birthday is in a few days to come I would like to say happy birthday to pastor Ruth, may the good Lord continue to enlarge your territory.
In response, Pastor Ruth said she had received information that Nyabinde was ill and in need of assistance.
“As a ministry of love, LoveWorld Incorporated aka Christ Embassy we did not need any persuasion to act because we always do this through an arm in our Ministry under the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation called Inner City Mission, which always helps vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
Pastor Ruth implored Zimbabweans to be happy and fulfilled by doing good to others and ensuring that everyone around them feels the love and touch of God through them.
“True life is helping somebody else live, because success is not measured by what we have, but it is all about you, helping someone else become successful and better.
“This is what should bring fulfillment in everyone – the idea of helping others fulfill their dreams and live a life that is not filled with struggles and sorrow, all this coming from a sincere heart, with no complaints and expectations.
In the past five years, CE Zim has paid school fees for over 70 students at Nyamutumbu Primary School in Murehwa and was also involved in Covid relief programme by assisting cyclone Idai victims in Chimanimani, and local musicians whose livelihoods were negatively impacted by restrictions on gatherings during the lockdown periods.