nelson chamisa  03-11-10.jpgChurches have been urged to utilise the latest information communication technologies to enhance their knowledge and effectively carry out their tasks such as spreading of the gospel. 

 

This came out during a ceremony to officially open a computer laboratory at Living Waters Bible College in Harare.

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Mr Nelson Chamisa, who was the Guest of Honour at the ceremony, urged churches to adopt the latest technological innovations in line with modern trends in order to enhance the spread of the gospel, a development which most churches are resorting to.

 

He added that the process of installing the optic fibre cable that links Zimbabwe to Beira will be completed before the end of this year and this will enable Zimbabweans to access affordable and faster internet services.

 

“We are almost completing the installation of the fibre optic cables which are faster in accessing the internet than the current satellite. Everyone should have access to modern technology,” said Mr Chamisa.

 

computer lab.jpgApostolic Faith Mission Reverend, Tavonga Wutabwashe, said through ICTs, pastors can spread the word of God to a number of people within a short space of time and counter the effects of those who negatively use the internet.

“The church must move on to 21st technology in order to utilise this technology for own benefit and to spread the word. The church must also advocate for the good use of internet,” said Reverend Wutabwashe.  
 
The computer laboratory at Living Waters Bible College, which currently has 17 computers, was constructed through support from Reverend Wutabwashe and his Milton Park AFM assembly.