Christians from different denominations have urged Zimbabweans to be resilient as the nation goes through austerity measures that will set the country on the path to attain an upper middle income economy by the year 2030.

In this time of the year, majority of churches, particularly Pentecostal denominations, hold their conferences and conventions through praise, thanksgiving and worship.

When the ZBC News crew visited Faith for the Nation Campaign which is an alliance of different churches at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo, thousands of congregants were worshipping and praising the Lord.

As the country goes through austerity measures to bring back the economy on the rails, Faith for the Nation Campaign chairman Prophet Andrew Wutawunashe challenged Zimbabweans to soldier on and remain steadfast as it is certain the present challenges will be overcome.

“We are looking at 2019 in terms of the word of God. We are going through birth pains, despite the problems we are facing as a nation. I believe what appears to be suffering are birth pains for every nation which goes for self determination and decides to fight for certain things. As a nation we must know that all negative talk will not help us. Let’s not look at obstacles. We are not worse than other countries,” he said.

The Acting President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga is expected to be the guest of honour at this year’s Faith for the Nation Campaign national thanksgiving and dedication ceremony which will be held this Sunday at the ZITF grounds in Bulawayo.

This year’s event will be running under the theme: ‘Unity, Peace and Progress in 2019’.