Meyer jets into Bulawayo next Thursday — barely 24 hours after the arrival of Hillsong fronted by Darlene Zschech.
Only a few members of the Hillsong Worship band will travel to Zimbabwe. According to Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe president Goodwill Shana, Meyer would be in Zimbabwe on the Festival of Life Campaign.
“The Festival of Life is a partnership between Joyce Meyer and the church in Zimbabwe, represented by the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe as the co-coordinating local partner. We believe that the presence of two leading international ministers of the gospel in Zimbabwe has come at a very crucial and historic moment in the development as a nation,” said Shana in Bulawayo.
Shana said during their stay in Zimbabwe, Meyer and Zschech will visit prisons, distribute over one million books and hold musical shows.
“The Festival of Life is more than just the preaching but will also include a visit by a team of doctors and other qualified to treat the disadvantaged and the poor. Visits will also be carried out to prisons where prisoners will receive much needed personal hygiene products as well as literature and ministry,” added Shana.
In Bulawayo, Hillsong will hold one concert at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair arena on Thursday before travelling to Harare till June 6.
Zschech, who is Australian, is acclaimed the world over as a singer, songwriter, worship leader and speaker, most notably for spearheading the music that comes from Hillsong Church.
As a songwriter, Zschech is most famous for Shout to the Lord and has written over 80 songs that have garnered international acclaim. Apart from music, Zschech has written three books which include Extravagant Worship, The Kiss of Heaven and a new book titled The Great Generational Transition.