Zimbabwe Beadwork

Beads are among the most intriguing and important symbols in African culture, past and present. The materials used in making beads/beadwork are of the largest variety from naturally occurring sources such as bone, stone and wood to glass. The colours and sizes, the significance of the materials chosen, the placement of beads (on the body, clothing… Read more »

Zimbabwean Chakalaka Recipe

Zimbabwean Chakalaka Traditional Recipe (meatless stew) Ingredients:   1 large white or yellow onion, peeled and chopped fine   1 green sweet bell pepper, cored, seeded, and rough chopped   1 yellow or orange or red sweet bell pepper, cored, seeded, and rough chopped   2 tsp. barbecue spice   2 tsp. piri piri spice… Read more »

My WICC Board Story – by Cathy Reid

I live in London, Ontario, and my link with World Day of Prayer started when I lived in Scotland.  Throughout this time, I loved the connections made through meeting and praying together on a theme set by a host country. Joining with women on the same day all over the world made me realize how… Read more »

Download Blues …? No MORE!

WDP videos can be downloaded for FREE with “no tears”. Step 1. Copy and paste the following link into your browser (or click on it): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w0td1ou1e2i78bg/AAAJ6mG2eStJWnuYGsB-m4-ra?dl=0 Step 2.  The link will open a Dropbox window and you will see two file previews.   (You don’t need a Dropbox account.) Step 3.  Click on the Video file… Read more »

Publicizing World Day of Prayer Services

Great services are starting to be planned for World Day of Prayer 2020. It’s never too early to consider how the service will be advertised.  Word of mouth is often best – friends talking to friends, neighbours chatting with neighbours, co-workers inviting other co-workers, and discussions within community churches. The following list might serve as… Read more »

My WICC Board Member Story – by Phyllis Buchner

Let me start by sharing this passage from Jeremiah 29: 11,12 (NRSV): ”For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm,  to give you a future with hope.  Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear… Read more »

Traditional Zimbabwean Chicken Stew

Prep Time 1 hour Cook Time 4 hours Total Time 5 hours Recipe from post on princesstafadzwa.com Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 chicken cut into pieces 1 teaspoon dried Thyme 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon parsley dried 1 teaspoon basil 1 Bay leaf I chopped onion 1 chopped carrot 1 chopped bell pepper 1 cup tomatoes crushed 3 cups chicken stock Instructions Add one tablespoon olive oil to saucepan on medium heat. Brown chicken pieces, do it in batches.… Read more »

Mental Health: FLC Prayer Concern for October 2019

October 1-7, World Mental Illness Awareness Week October 10, World Mental Health Day Around the world and in our own families, women and young adults can find themselves in the depths of despair with no one to share their burdens: The hopelessness that leads to the growing epidemic of suicide amongst our young people; The… Read more »