The Bible teaches us to love one another the way Jesus loved us. In John 13:15, Jesus said: “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.” Jesus loved us with no end, and he sacrificed a great deal so that we could have freedom and peace. Accordingly, Christians – those who believe in the teachings of Christ – have a duty to love others and to work for the betterment of those they come into contact with. Serving A Mighty God Trust (SAMG) has taken this duty seriously, striving to improve the lives of many across our country. In particular, we have chosen to give inspiration, love, hope and faith to the orphaned; to “Defend the poor and fatherless: [and to] do justice to the afflicted and needy”, as we are instructed in Psalms 82:3.
In a similar fashion, the laws of the Republic of Zimbabwe create a duty on the State, and society, to protect and provide for the children of our country. The Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No.20) Act, 2013 states, in section 19 (1), that “The State must adopt policies and measures to ensure that in matters relating to children, the best interests of the children concerned are paramount.” Section 19 (2) states that: “The state must adopt reasonable policies and measures … to ensure that children -
(a) enjoy family or parental care, or appropriate care when removed from the family environment;
(b) have shelter and basic nutrition, health care and social services;
(c) are protected from maltreatment, neglect or any form of abuse; and
(d) have access to appropriate education and training.”
Inspired by both these provisions and God’s commands, SAMG has turned them into guidelines that will aid us in our duty to care for the underprivileged.
Examples of how SAMG has to this day fulfilled its duty, both as a Christian and Zimbabwean organisation, are numerous. In recent years, we have offered assistance to St Marcellin’s Children’s Village in Hatfield, Harare. We have secured the provision of food for the home and have also created a scholarship programme that is used to provide the its children with a powerful education. Today, we continue to develop and effect programmes that will allow us to bring joy and happiness to the children in Zimbabwe, and we will continue to do so in fulfilment of our duty to them, our nation and our God.