Comments and Memories of Tiwone Zvikonyaukwa
My thoughts on Tiwone............She was an incredibly strong
lady in the Lord and had a prophetic ministry to deliver to the
people of Gwayi.
She has planted a huge amount of seeds in the lives of many
people at Gwayi and even before she died she saw the fruit of her labour in
Anna's life and Conwell, IN DIXON, our chef whom she convinced one night with
much earnest talk which we could not understand to give his life to the Lord,
and also Nyati, our security guard and his assistant , Innocence.
I don't know quite what to say here. Tiwone's passing came as
a shock to those of us here in the USA. Imagining the mission project in Gwayi
without her is difficult and painful . I count myself very fortunate/blessed to
have shared a friendship with her. Tiwone was a real sweetheart! She loved and
served everyone around her with grace and an always-present comforting smile.
Her faithfulness to God, her husband Jasper, and the community of Gwayi was
impossible to hide. I will personally miss hearing her sing in the church. But,
praise be to God because Tiwone has now entered His rest and I am sure she has
been received with a joyful "well done, good and faithful servant" from our Lord
Jesus. We will miss you Tiwone until we see you again................soon.
I first arrived in Zimbabwe and met Tiwone she was so excited to meet Todd's
wife. She had spent time with Todd on his previous trip to Africa and had looked
forward in anticipation to his return with his wife. Tiwone was so accepting
from the moment I arrived and made me feel so welcomed. She had a servant's
heart and looked after all of our needs. I'll never forget making trips to the
school or church in a "very" packed mini van with Tiwone and Jefta always on her
lap. It was always fun trying to get Jefta to smile at all us silly Americans!
Tiwone had a very gentle and kind spirit and her graciousness is etched in my
mind as something I'll never forget during my time in Africa.
is so sad for those she left behind, but praise God that she is with Jesus,
dining at His Banquet Table. She was an incredible woman. She was
soft spoken, firm, and had such a servant heart. I am just so grateful for
her help with VBS when we were there in 2002. I'm grateful to have had the
opportunity to know her.