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Friday, October 21, 2016
Eyewitness accounts, appeal for prayers from Zimbabwe
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 Anglican Information sent us these reports from different correspondents in Zimbabwe last night. The writers' names have been left out in order to protect them. 'I pray that these are the last days of TKM and ZPF. The darkest hour is always before dawn. We are all terrified at what they are going to destroy next........I mean they are actually ploughing down brick and mortar houses and one white family with twin boys of 10 had no chance of salvaging anything when 100 riot police came in with AK47's and bulldozers and demolished their beautiful house - five bedrooms and pine ceilings - because it was "too close to the airport", so we are feeling extremely insecure right now. 'You know - I am aware that this does not help you sleep at night, but if you do not know - how can you help? Even if you put us in your own mental ring of light and send your guardian angels to be with us - that is a help - but I feel so cut off from you all knowing I cannot tell you what's going on here simply because you will feel uncomfortable. There is no ways we can leave here so that is not an option. 'I ask that you all pray for us in the way that you know how, and let me know that you are thinking of us and sending out positive vibes... that's all. You can't just be in denial and pretend/believe it's not going on..... ....The petrol queues are a reality, the pall of smoke all around our city is a reality, the thousands of homeless people sleeping outside in freezing night-time with no food, water, shelter and bedding are a reality. Today a family approached me, brother of the gardener's wife with two small children. Their home was trashed and they will have to sleep outside. We already support eight adult people and a child on this property, and electricity is going up next month by 250% as is water. How can I take on another family of four - and yet how can I turn them away to sleep out in the open? I am not asking you for money or a ticket out of here - I am asking you to FACE the fact that we are in deep and terrible danger and want you please to pass on our news . So PLEASE don't just press the delete button! Please! - do have some compassion and HELP by sending out the articles and personal reports so that something can/may be done. "I am one. I cannot do everything, ---but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do." -- 'The situation is very bad. I have just had a phone call from a close friend ................. His school was invaded by War Vets today. No one was hurt but I am sure they will have succeeded in closing the school. They are targeting teachers and two have been killed. I was going out to this school only 50 miles from Harare on Thursday with books and pullovers. ................... said it was now too dangerous.'
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