Jorum and Evah Mugari
Serving in Zimbabwe
Greetings from Zimbabwe, Africa. May I take this time to introduce our family. My name is Jorum Mugari. I am an Alumni of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. I am married to Evah Mugari and our children are Roseanne Mugari (16) and Adrian Mugari (14). In 2007, we travelled to America to study theology with a vision to return to Zimbabwe to empower church leaders who otherwise lead church without any form of training. Our study journey took us from America to Northern Ireland, then back home to Zimbabwe in 2016.
Upon our return, I joined my former college, the Theological College of Zimbabwe as its Biblical Studies lecturer and have been teaching there ever since. I have recently this year taken on a role at the CURE hospital ministry to children, as the hospital’s Spiritual Director. Evah teaches at the Theological College of Zimbabwe under the Women's ministry. She is also studying Biblical Counseling to help the church in Bulawayo and the college. Our children Roseanne and Adrian Mugari go to a local school next to the college. Roseanne finishes upper 6 educational level and will be looking for a university position at the end of 2021. Apart from lecturing, I am also an elder at the City Presbyterian church, your “sister church” in Zimbabwe. This means that I have regular preaching and leading responsibilities there. Recently our church embarked on a new church plant called Living Hope Church and I was seconded by the Session to be its senior elder.
In addition to formal lecturing at the college, I run a free weekend teaching program for pastors with no formal education and theological training. These are church leaders who are not able to either afford formal training or do not have the initial educational entry qualifications to be accepted at the college. However, the same church leaders are leading churches without any training. Since I have had the privilege to train at Gordon Conwell, I am able to offer them enough theological training for them to continue leading their churches whilst training with us on weekends.
We praise God for these opportunities to serve Him in Zimbabwe. We are therefore thankful for your prayers and financial support for City Pres. in Bulawayo.
1. Jorum is asking for wisdom in leading the spiritual ministry of CURE hospital.
2. Jorum is asking for prayers for the informal training ministry for the pastors and church leaders in Bulawayo. We are currently teaching 20 pastors in ministry on Saturdays at the City Presbyterian Church. The pastors go through a Certificate in Christian Ministry from IIIM Ministries.
3. Jorum is asking prayers for the teaching ministry with the Theological College of Zimbabwe. He is currently teaching Greek 1 and 2, the New Testament and Biblical Theology. He has also successfully supervised 5 research papers in both BA Degree and the BA Honours programs.
4. Evah is asking for prayers as she considers taking the role of Director of women’s ministry at TCZ and the Presbytery's women program.
5. Evah is asking for prayers as she continues doing biblical counseling training online.
6. Adrian is asking for prayers as he prepares for his Lower and Upper 6 exams this year and next.
7. Roseanne is asking for prayers for opportunities in scholarships and acceptance for university education this fall. She is currently making applications and doing driving lessons.
8. We praise God for His provision in the payment of Adrian's school fees and the finances for Roseanne's first year university costs.
1. Please pray that the Zimbabwean church will begin to become a true light and salt to the nation, challenging its idolatry, abuses and corruption.
2. Please pray for peace in Zimbabwe as we go through the upcoming elections in the country.
3. Please continue to pray for the safety of the people of Zimbabwe through COVID 19.
4. Please pray for the economic recovery of the nation in this Covid period. The Zimbabwe dollar has continued to decline in its value.