"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us". 2 Corinthians 4 vs 7"
My name is Tendai Munemo. I come from Zimbabwe. I have been worshipping at the Central Hall since I moved to England which is almost 13 years ago. For me and many others Central Hall has been and continues to be a home away from home. I am a member of the Zimbabwean fellowship. Within the fellowship I have served a three-year term as the Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship (UK) Methodist Young Disciples (MYD) Chairperson planning and co-ordinating young people events and community engagements. I have served as bible study leader and as secretary within the Coventry Methodist Zimbabwean fellowship. At Central Hall I have served as one of the stewards after which I volunteered to work with the children's church. I am one of the Children's church helpers working with the under-fives.
As part of church without walls I have organised coffee mornings within my local neighbourhood and participated in city centre outreach programs. Studying to be a local preacher within the circuit has enabled me to interact and engage with the various churches and communities across the circuit. Owing to the engagement with different meetings and church structures I have come to suspect that God maybe calling me to serve more on the margins than at the centre. Hence with trust in God I have offered to serve as circuit steward with responsibility for the stream of compassion justice and peace.
I believe in the social Justice tradition, which expresses the themes of peace, justice and compassion. Therein we are prompted to be mindful and loving kind thereby bringing relationships into harmony, unity and balance. We are reminded that the love of God makes the love of neighbour and God's world possible. The life of compassion takes place in all areas of our lives and the actions we take are not the end goal in themselves. True compassion is motivated by a sincere heart, is empowered by a love of God and neighbour and embraces the possibility of positive change.
My day job is in pharmacy and I live with my husband Ngoni and our three year old son Takudzwa.
"What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." ... Micah 6:8