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UCCZ Ordains First Visually Impaired Pastor

UCCZ Ordains First Visually Impaired Pastor

The United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe (UCCZ) has ordained its first visually impaired pastor.

Reverend Caiphas Matinhe (61), was ordained by the church’s president, Reverend John Matiza, on Sunday last week.

Rev Matinhe urged church members to take ownership of the church and to serve sacrificially. He said:

This year’s theme is that of ownership. Strive to be the owner of your church and be a team player. We like people who serve sacrificially.

What Rev Matinhe has done is a great work of sacrifice. It is fitting that Rev Godfery Dhundu and Rev Tennyson Mucheri recommended Caiphas Matinhe to be ordained as a reverend.

Rev Matinhe was born on 25 October 1960 in Masimbe area under Chief Musikavanhu and became a devoted adherent of UCCZ Church.

He rose through the ranks of the youth system, the Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) until he was made an evangelist.

Rev Matinhe dropped out of school while doing Grade Four due to challenges with his eyesight.

As an evangelist, Matinhe was first assigned to Mafumise Church, Gwenzi Church, before going to Mwacheta.

He has a wife and the couple has five children, four boys and one girl.

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14 Comments

Bhuru 2 months ago

It seems Jinx when it comes to African religion,he thinks all is myth..when it comes to Christianity, he mocks it...Moses was not e THE PERSON TO LEAD PEOPLE buh he led Israelites out of Egypt...God will humble both of you Zvimbazi n your cousin Jinx..seka urema wafa....being blind doesn't mean he can't preach,teach or evangelise,.. Disability isn't inability..e gospel isn't all about HEALING, MIRACLES AND SO ON..those are e gifts just like preaching... inga when they were crucifying Jesus,they said SAVE YOURSELF,YOU WERE SAVING OTHERS BUH CAN'T SAVE YOURSELF


Jinx 2 months ago

Im not mocking his disability. Im just stating the fact, that,he will find it difficult to preach healing and faith to his followers. The christian God is a God of action, isn't it?
God shows off his powers. The new testament is full of that.
Chete church nowadays is a scam, most of them. They don't practice what's in the bible, they do the opposite.

Jinx 2 months ago

Hahaha@ Mark bro. I'm jus saying it will be difficult to convince people like me, obviously,of the workings of Christ ,cause i believe Christ said, beholdthe i have given you power to tread on scorpions....and heal the sick, didn't he?
The entire new testament speaks of laying on of hands to receive healing. James chapter two i believe says, if there's anyone amongst you sick... call elders, anoint him and he'll recover.

So now imagine one Sunday or perhaps Saturday,this servant of God decides to preach healing. Do you think the congregation will move. Just sayin

Calling me a hypocrite, doesn't that mean you have judged me? 🤣


Jinx 2 months ago

🤣, you'll be amazed how much i know. It's not much but it goes some way.

I thought Christians were supposed to be calm like sheep and help the" lost", why do you have to insult. Just help me and i believe Christ will give you your reward, isn't it?

Godaz 2 months ago

Read and understand the Bible,don't just utter nonsense

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Mark 2 months ago

Ya'll are both ****s. Who said just because he is blind he can't preach or lead the flock of God?
Who are you to judge him? Are you God?
You don't even act like a Christian yet you claim you love Christ, oh please...The Kingdom Of God is not for hypocrites


Zvimbazi 2 months ago

I was messing with you. You should have said John who wrote Revelations was blind but instead you reviewed your head to be empty of Scriptures.
READ THE BIBLE BOY.
I WAS JOKING.

Mark 2 months ago

Bruv, I'm not going to argue with a man who's more blind than Rev Matinhe. If you can't interpret Scriptures as basic as these, then you're not worthy of either my time nor my attention

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Once again i insist ,prove your self with scriptures

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Dont try to use wrong revelations from your own mind. READ THE SCRIPTURES AS IT IS WRITTEN.

TORA SEZVAZVIRI IWE

Mark 2 months ago

You've poorly interpreted the scriptures with your low intelligence. Jesus here meant that to those who are ignorant to the word of God while it's fruit can be seen are what are referred to as spiritually blind, not the literal people themselves. Ignorant people like yourselves who wrongly interpret verses of the scriptures are who are gonna lead other blind people into ditches.
For even the scriptures say "Better to enter the heaven half blind that to have both eyes and spend eternity in suffering"

So please @Zvimbazi, go and actually read a bible instead of picking up flimsy scripture interpretations from your Sunday School🙄🙄

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Matthew 15:14 KJV
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Provide Scriptures dont give arguments without Scriptures

Ndatenda
Zvimbazi

Jinx 2 months ago

I believe Christ preached healing. Now, how does one expect his congregation to believe the bible or the word of God if your leader is blind, visually impaired?
Ini hangu zii...i sympathize with the guy though.


Zvimbazi 2 months ago

If one fails O level it seems like Preaching gospel becomes an escape room.
@If he is Blind why cant he heal himself.After that , come and preach we recommend you.


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