Divine Word Missionaries in Zimbabwe

Fr. Michael Tawanda Mabvengwa SVD

Missionary Profile

Tawanda, born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, studied philosophy in Kabwe, Zambia at the diocesan seminary, did his novitiate in Nkwatia, Ghana, and his theological studies in the D. R. Congo. He has been involved in the media and communication apostolate for most part of his theological training.

He can easily speak, read and write - Ndebele, Shona, Bemba, Lingala, Kikongo, English and French.

The beautiful island of Madagascar was his mission for 3 years.

After coming back to Zimbabwe, he worked in our formation program and took care of the young men who wished to become missionaries. Right now he is studying psychology. He is also our vice-superior and therefore works together with the superior on leading our missionary team.

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Pray for the missionaries and their efforts. Your spiritual support is the most important one. The work of missionaries is being blessed and the hearts of people are opening for the Gospel, as you pray:

Heavenly Father,
you sent your Son, the Divine Word,
into the world as a missionary
to save every person.
Before he ascended into heaven,
he commissioned his Church
to go out and spread the Good News.
Bless Tawanda
who have answered
your call to be a missionary.
Grant him the light, strength,
and courage of the Holy Spirit
to win people for Christ.

Encourage Fr. Michael Tawanda Mabvengwa SVD with words of faith. Missionary work is difficult and missionaries may often feel discouraged. If you believe that their effort is valuable and you appreciate what they do, you should tell them. A few honest words may help a lot.


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