Forgiveness Matters

By Tafadzwa Hove

25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:25-26

Forgiveness is at the centre of Christianity. Jesus forgave us our sins by  going  on the cross on our behalf. Jesus here emphasised on the importance of forgiving others so that when we pray ,our Father in heaven would hear us! Just imagine praying to God with offences ,grudges ,jealousy etc in your heart. Our God is holy so he requires us to also come to Him with pure hearts. Hearts which are free from offences and grudges . The state of your heart when approaching God matters.

We need to forgive because we all need to be forgiven. We need to forgive because no one is perfect on this earth. Perfect people do not exist on this earth. We need to forgive because we all make mistakes. No one is without his or her own flaws. We need to forgive so that we could live peacefully in our society. God is the peacemaker so we ought to be also like him. We need to forgive each other even if we don’t share same sentiments and faith.

Let’s forgive each other!

Kenyan entrepreneur opens factory producing plastic bricks

By Tafadzwa Hove

In an interesting story making rounds online , Nzambi Matee, an entrepreneur from Kenya who is the founder and owner of Gjenge Makers,  has opened an innovative company that changes plastic waste into bricks that can last longer than concrete.

Matee, a materials engineer, founded the company in the year 2018 out of frustration with what the government was doing (and not doing) with the problem of plastic pollution.

“I was tired of being on the sidelines,” she was heard  telling Reuters.  Matee procures  the waste that cannot be recycled from recyclers for a small amount. She also procures the waste from packaging factories free of charge.

Her factory manufactures different varieties of plastic waste such as high-density polyethylene, used in milk ,bleach bottles and shampoo bottles; low-density polyethylene, often used as bags for cereals or sandwiches; and polypropylene, used for ropes, flip-top lids, and buckets; except polyethylene terephthalate or PET, commonly used for plastic bottles.

She has employed her knowledge within the field in  designing machines that blend plastic waste with sand, heat it, and compress into bricks in different thickness and color. Matee boldly and  proudly claims that their product is “almost five to seven times stronger than concrete” yet sustainable and affordable.

Since the time of it’s formation, her factory has recycled over 20 tonnes of plastic waste, producing 1,500 bricks each day. She said she hopes to add another bigger production line that could triple capacity.

He started with only R800 (US$56),now makes R20 000(US$1 400) per month

By Tafadzwa Hove

In an amazing story which is circulating on social media ,a young man from South Africa has inspired a lot of netizens  by his street hustle business . The man Itumeleng Lekomanyane (29) is the founder of Sandwich Ntam Ntam a street hustle which is focused on sandwiches and scones.

This shows that anything is possible in this life if you put in hardwork ,consistency  and patience to it . This story supports the famous saying,”anything big starts small”,as Lekomanyane is now earning an income of R20 000 ( US$ 1400) after getting started with only R800 (US$56).

Lekomanyane now has 5 stations where he conducts his street hustle and has even employed four people.

Love is life, life is love

By Tafadzwa Hove

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

Nothing would please God more than showing love to those who are sick and in need, especially to strangers. Obeying God’s commands (loving our neighbors as ourselves, loving one another) is the only way to show that we love Him.

We should always aim to seek out those languishing on sickbeds and not only show love to them through giving but also to nurture genuine friendship with them.

There is need to demonstrate love for God, which requires us to help those in need at all times, whether or not we know them. Love is the greatest.

20 year old girl turns into millionaire through hairdressing

By Tafadzwa Hove

Nia The Loc God, a self-taught hairdresser has become a self-made millionaire after she began a hairdressing business venture without formal training.

Nia The Loc God, has revealed on Twitter as to how she became a millionaire at such a tender age. She stated that she simply started by making herself and her mother’s hair at home and was later recruited by a local braiding firm due to her talent.

Whilst doing what she was born for, the beautiful girl launched her own product line and it has become greatly successful and she’s out of words.

Nia The Loc God wrote on Twitter, “Some of you are confused by exactly how I became a millionaire. I started off doing my own hair and my mother’s hair at home. Eventually I had the opportunity to work in a hair braiding shop. I did hair for 3 years. When I was 19,I started my own product line.”

After barely a year when the product line was initiated, Nia The Loc God is now a full-time CEO whose networth has been estimated to be over a million US dollars.

This amazing story is a testament to young people out there to never give up on themselves;even without formal training they can achieve great things.

Coffin maker becomes millionaire as meteorite crashes through his wall

By Tafadzwa Hove

A coffin maker, Josua Hutagulang who is based in Indonesia has become a millionaire overnight after a meteorite from space landed on his house.

The rock which is worth £1.4 million fell through the roof of Josua’s house as he was working on a coffin next to his house.

The meteorite, weighing 2.1kg was still warm and partially broken when the man brought it out from where it landed.

Daily Mail reported that , residents who heard the sound when the rock landed came to his house to have a look of it, according to Josua.

The rock was bought by a doctor and meteorite collector in the United States of America identified as Jay Piatek. Josua vowed to use part of his money to build a church in his community.

Don’t look back

By Tafadzwa Hove

In life we should always strive to look forward and avoid the trap of looking back. When we face life’s uncertainties we tend to blame our family background, poor education, economic crisis in our nation and some unfavourable circumstances taking place around us. Why do we forget what the Word of God says in Isaiah 43:19 which says, “Behold, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs forth, shall you not see it? I am making a way in the wilderness, and a river in the desert?.”In other words, you can only look forward by depending on the Word of God.

Avoid the trap of looking back unless it is to glorify God for what He did for you in the past. Upon all the promises of salvation Lot’s wife had received,she looked back hence she became a pillar of salt. Do you see the snare of looking back?

Satan can only manipulate us when we look back. He is in the past.Satan discusses our past because that is the only information he has about us. In other words, the devil is the past whilst Christ is the future. Therefore as children of God, we cannot look at two directions at the same time. NO! That is why we fail sometimes. Right now Jesus is calling you to look forward to Him and discover new strength, new courage. Discovery is for forward lookers, not for those who only think about the past. It is by looking forward that you discover new things, new horizons and new opportunities that you would not have ordinarily dreamt of.

Look forward to Jesus today the only one who discusses our future.

Love is life, life is love

By Tafadzwa Hove

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

Nothing would please God more than showing love to those who are sick and in need, especially to strangers. Obeying God’s commands (loving our neighbors as ourselves, loving one another) is the only way to show that we love Him.

We should always aim to seek out those languishing on sickbeds and not only show love to them through giving but also to nurture genuine friendship with them.

There is need to demonstrate love for God, which requires us to help those in need at all times, whether or not we know them.

TB Joshua offers advice to Messi

By Tafadzwa Hove

Renowned televangelist, Prophet TB Joshua has offered advice to Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi after the ace threatened to leave Barcelona.

This comes after Messi failed to win the Champions league five times in a row. Barcelona have last won the Champions league in 2015.

Messi’s future at the Camp Nou has been at the centre of intense discussion  after Barcelona Barcelona were humiliated 8-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munich.

TB Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) which is located in Lagos Nigeria posted the message of advice through the church’s Facebook page.

He said, “MY CANDID ADVICE TO MESSI-TB JOSHUA. It is not good advice for Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona bitter and offended. It is impossible to establish a healthy relationship with a person who left a previous relationship bitter and offended.”

He further said, “This is my candid advice to Messi. History is our boss,”the statement concluded.