COVID-19 has put on a stranglehold on the economy of many countries around the world the past few months, including the United States. But what about Zimbabwe, which had an 80% unemployment rate pre-COVID-19? And how has this number affected that country spiritually?
Michael Johnson of We Support Ministries says American ministries, churches and other employers have a huge opportunity to make a kingdom impact in Zimbabwe, a country starving for the gospel and for its people to make a difference in the workplace.
We Support Ministries creates opportunities for the people of Africa by outsourcing their talents to the world. The company helps finds the best employees for your organization and is providing hope and esteem to the people in Zimbabwe, a country with over 2 million university-educated men and women in all areas of expertise.
"We have an opportunity to go in and make the nation of Zimbabwe a bastion for Christianity," Johnson told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "We can make it a place where God's light can shine through all of Africa.
"But it's going to take work. It's going to take people getting employed. It's going to take opportunities to work around the embargoes, the export problems, the import problems. What we are really doing is we're allowing Zimbabwe to export their most vital resource—their talent.
"When you invest in the talents of people, and they get that economic burden off their back, then can really start thinking about making more of a kingdom difference in their communities. We would love to build an entity over there that employs literally thousands of Zimbabweans and gives them an opportunity to use their skills and gifts for not just their own spiritual growth and the impact in Zimbabwe, but the spiritual growth of the kingdom work all across our country and around the world."
For more information about We Support Ministries, how it works and its kingdom impact, listen to the entire podcast.
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