After the COVID-19 response program which saw a total of approximately 400 families receiving food aid, COA membership doubled. Most of these new people came out of hunger yet gained an understanding of who COA is and what they are doing with hundreds of families in Zimbabwe.

In light of this growth, Lucia and Davis facilitated several workshops with new and existing support groups. The purpose of these workshops was to serve as an orientation for new members and a refresher for existing on vision, purpose and objectives of the organization.

Below is a group photo taken after a two hour workshop with members from Chinyani Rural Village. Some members walked more than three hours to get to the meeting. What a commitment to the vision and cause of the ministry.

Lucia, right with Chinyani group member
Members listening to the vision and purpose of COA
Chinyani rural village

Parents, grandparent and caregivers who have been walking with COA for years are reminded of the love and concern for them and their children each time a group comes together in their village. Below is a group in Epworth that COA has served with for over ten years.

Epworth support group, August

A new support group was formally launced in Domboshava Peri-Urban Center, situated 30 km west off Harare City Center. See pictures below of the new group and Coordinator, Pastor Matikiti.

Members and their children at the newly born support group
Lucia and group coordinator Matikiti
Matikiti and family

Despite all that is happening in the world, COA remains committed to the care and future of the families they work with. Their faith reveals how much God loves us and those he asks us to love in return.

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

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