Derek Prince Ministries has longstanding outreach activity in Zimbabwe.
Over many years, resources have been sent in to Bible Schools, Churches and bookshops via the South African office.
As of the end of 2012, though, there is new activity in the form of a new co-ordinator for Zimbabwe, Tich Ruzane, who is based in Harare.
Tich found Christ while living the UK and felt God calling him back to his nation of Zimbabwe to church through Derek Prince's teaching. He moved back to Zimbabwe and will be making Derek's teaching available initially through books, but hopefully in the future through CDs and DVDs too.
Other DPM activity in Zimbabwe:
The DPM South Africa office sent material with a lady who teaches at a Bible School who has placed them in their library. The Bible School was threatened with closure as the funds were low but the students said they would rather go hungry than stop their studies. A request was sent to S.A. and a generous donation of food from local churches was received and sent up by truck to Zimbabwe.
Pastor Theunis Botha (a pastor who has been released by Hatfield Christian Church in Pretoria, South Africa, to plant churches in an unreached group – KoreKore people in Zimbabwe) took a YWAM team from Texas (America) on an outreach to Zimbabwe during January this year. We were able to send up a quantity of Derek’s material with the team.
Here is their testimony: They were in Zimbabwe for 13 days and the report back on the outreach was one filled with the goodness and love of God’s heart for unreached people. There was one YWAM girl from USA in the team who was ministered to, and the Lord set her free from past hurts. She received Father God’s love and the change was even seen in her artwork. The outreach in the rural area was conducted with local pastors, and although the situation in Zimbabwe was tense, the team were warmly greeted and made to feel at home. The team ministered to local people when they visited an old age home and an orphanage. While they were ministering to others, they were filled with a new revelation of the Holy Spirit and what it means to 'soak' in the Spirit. They also experienced the love of God in a new and exciting way. Theunis preached words of encouragement and love to the people and after laying hands on others and praying for restoration, God’s presence was powerfully felt throughout the trip. As a team they were exposed to the people in Africa and shown God’s heart for the nations, and in turn received more compassion for other cultures. The YWAM team leaders were very positive and more teams from their base can be expected. God has really opened the door and now we just have to walk through it. The farm owners on whose farm they were staying were in the process of being evicted. The team ministered to the war veterans with the Father’s love even with washing their feet. A couple of the war veterans accepted the Lord and were baptized. Although they were evicted off the farm they are trusting that the seed sown will bear much fruit.
In December 2012, 160 Graduate Gift Packs were sent to Harvest International Bible School in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.