drought and resulting food shortage has sparked an unprecedented spiritual
hunger among residents in the downtrodden southern African nation.
nation’s political upheaval, Christopher Alam, founder of Dynamis World
Ministries, said hundreds of thousands of people have packed fields in Zimbabwe
during his recent crusades. Despite sanctions, high inflation and a tumultuous
fight for political control under way, Alam said many are being saved and
baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Jesus as their Lord and Savior,” he said. “There is nothing in this world like
seeing such multitudes pressing forward to meet the Savior, who alone has the
power to give sinners the gift of eternal life.”
preaches the gospel. “People are so hungry spiritually,” he told
Charisma. “We saw many wonderful miracles, as the Lord gave great grace
and confirmed the gospel message with signs following.
Zimbabwe, patients at the nearby hospital asked if they could be released to
attend the meeting. Their doctors could not discharge them, but asked Alam to
pray a special prayer for the patients.
reported many healings. “About half the patients had been healed by the power of
God,” he said. “In fact, the doctors had spent that morning examining and
discharging all those patients because they were now healed and well.”
the country’s economic ills.
million percent. Many in the nation, once known as the “bread basket” of the
region, are now eating only one meal a day, Alam said. Clean water and medical
supplies are scarce.
fare to work costs a few days’ wages for Zimbabweans. Alam said that regardless
of the barriers, Zimbabweans are coming to the crusades in droves.
after that, they would walk about 10 miles to come to the crusade,” Alam told
Charisma. “It’s very humbling to see the [spiritual] hunger those people
through the streets, “‘If this is what church is like, that is where we want to
which he described as “self-centered.”
Christianity, with a concert-style worship followed by a short ‘life coach’
style message affirming them and then sending them home,” he said. “Sinners are
seeking Jesus of Nazareth.”
meeting practical needs by building wells in each city where crusades have been
held. The ministry also provides food to area pastors to distribute to those in
need. Alam said it has been difficult to get food to the area because food banks
around the world have been strained by the effects of numerous natural
in Zimbabwe today,” he said. “People are hungry for Jesus, and we must preach
the gospel to them. It is harvest time in Zimbabwe.” —Felicia Mann