BORN 9TH AUGUST 1989: THE YOUNGEST OF 4 BROTHERS AND 2 SISTERS: IN THE CITY OF MUTARE, ZIMBABWE.

LOST HIS PARENTS IN 1996: LOST HIS ELDER BROTHER/ CARER IN 1998 AND EVERYONE ELSE LEFT TO LOOK FOR WORK: BECAME A STREET URCHIN.

A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY TOOK HIM IN AND PAID HIS FEES TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND ALSO TO JOIN THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. HOWEVER HE DID NOT HAVE A GOOD TIME AT SCHOOL AND ALSO IN 2005 HE LOST ONE OF HIS SISTERS WHICH MADE HIM QUESTION GOD AND EVERYTHING. HE DID NOT DO WELL AT SCHOOL.

HIS MENTOR PERSISTED WITH HIM AND HE WENT TO A REFUGEE CAMP SCHOOL WHICH MADE HIM REALISE THAT THERE WERE PEOPLE WORSE OFF THAN HIM, AND HIS ATTITUDE GRADUALLY CHANGED.

HE BUCKLED DOWN, MADE NEW FRIENDS, DID WELL AT SCHOOL AND STARTED TO APPRECIATE THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST TO HELP THOSE WHO HAVE NOTHING.

“ IT HAS TO BE DARK FOR US TO APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY OF THE STARS “

STARTED WORK AS AN APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN TO GET FUNDS FOR HIS EDUCATION BUT IT DID NOT FEEL “RIGHT”.

IN 2008 HIS MINISTER TOLD HIM THAT HE FELT THAT CLARENCE HAD A CALLING BUT HE RAN AWAY AND FELT CONFUSED.

HE STRUGGLED WITH THIS FOR 2 YEARS BUT THEN CHRIST FINALLY CALLED HIM AND EVENTUALLY AFTER TRAINING HE WAS SENT TO EIFFEL FLATS FOR HIS PROBATIONARY PERIOD IN 2015.

THE PEOPLE THERE HAD NO WORK, VERY LITTLE FOOD AND HAD LOST HOPE. SOME CAN READ AND WRITE BUT THERE IS VERY LITTLE EDUCATION. THEY POURED OUT THEIR HEARTS TO HIM AND HE BUILT UP A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM.

BY 2016 CLARENCE HAD TO LOOK FOR A FULL TIME POST (PAID PREFERABLY) BUT, PERSUADED BY HIS READING OF LUKE 4: VS 18 “THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE HATH ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR…” HE DECIDED THAT THE POOR NEEDED THE GOOD NEWS MORE THAN OTHERS AND AGREED TO BE THE FIRST MINISTER ORDAINED AND INDUCTED (AND UNPAID) AT EIFFEL FLATS PREBYTERIAN CHURCH.

THE CONGREGATION REALLY APPRECIATE HIS HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT BUT THEY NEED OUR HELP AND PRAYERS.

THESE FIRST 2 BOXES FROM ROTARY INTERNATIONAL AND SMALL TOYS, PICTURES AND MESSAGES FROM US WHICH YOU CAN LEAVE IN THE SUITCASE, ARE JUST THE START WE HOPE AND PRAY.

THEY WILL BE ACCOMPANYING GRAEME GLOVER TO SOUTH AFRICA IN AUGUST.

THANK YOU