We mentor the founding pastor of Youth with a Vision – our servant leader – who oversees all aspects of the ministry. Marked progress and growth has been achieved in essential areas of need. PVI provides food for 1435 orphaned and vulnerable children and their caregivers in four rural localities. Each area of operation is selected because of the presence of orphaned children. A faith community is grown around the care of the children and a church fellowship emerges as pastors, leaders and caregiver ‘gogos’ are discipled and trained. An excellent strategy.
Pro-Vision provides relational mentorship, training and care for the servant leader family. Residential and store room facilities, transport and fuel, computers and office equipment have been provided including 700 Bibles in the Shona language. Recently a church building and resource centre have been completed further accomplishing our goals. Apart from imported food provided by Feed My Starving Children in the USA we have a farming project that provides maize annually.
The Mentoring in Zimbabwe is a considerable project. It continues through our work focus on Youth with a Vision (YWAV). The process is intense because of the problem of food security in the nation and our responsibility to provide for an approximate 1435 children and caregivers daily.
Our mentoring relationship is sound which has resulted in the success of our existing eight year commitment to YWAV. Our servant leader and his wife Bonface and Tabitha Mutudza, the founders of YWAV, are passionate about their calling. The pastor leads the ministry and the four church communities responsible for the care of the orphans and vulnerable children.
Our biggest project and challenge is the provision of food. Currently we are able to provide one meal a day. However, the food is almost exclusively sudza – a maize meal porridge. Consequently there is a great shortage of sustaining protein and greens. We established a piggery and on occasion pork becomes available.
The other ongoing crisis – which would make a worthy project – is the acute shortage of water. Our wells are dry. Rows of vegetables and tomatoes plants are dry and dead, except in the Mazoe district where the 12 hectare maize farm is situated.
Our current project is the process of finding a small monthly stipend for two of our YWAV pastors. The country is bankrupt. Money is a virtually a non-existent commodity in impoverished rural and bush communities.
Ted Carr: Executive Chairman
Tell: +27 82 900 0649
Damon Greville: Executive Director – Africa
Tell: +27 83 626 3028
Mark: +258 84 87 0058
Les: +258 84 594 3199
2 Tim 2:2
‘The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable people, who will also be qualified to teach others.’
- NIV (Four Generations impacted)
‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’