LOCAL pastor and author Kilton Moyo and his wife Adilate have set up a foundation, Citizen Africa Foundation (CAF), to offer Christian counselling to families in Southern Africa.
CAF is registered as a trust in Zimbabwe and South Africa and hopes to be registered in all Sadc countries. The foundation is set to establish hope and reconciliation centres in the region.
“The family is the foundation pillar of society and plays a major Godly role in moulding and grooming human character,” Moyo told Southern Eye Lifestyle.
“The increase in various societal ills such as gender-based violence, divorce, prostitution, same-sex marriages, human trafficking, drug abuse and many more could be a pointer that the family system is failing to cope and hence the need to help the system enhance and increase capacity to deal with such pressures and continue its training and grooming calling.
“CAF offers holistic Bible-based counselling and conflict resolution to families, individuals, couples and communities. The foundation works with churches, helping them to build their capacity in pastoral crisis interventions and basic Christian counselling, which has not been much considered in Africa. CAF runs seminars on various issues affecting families or marriages,” he said.
Moyo made a presentation on Christian counseling at Malindela Baptist Church in Bulawayo on Friday night.
“Friday night went well judging by the reception. People showed eagerness to learn more and were amazed at the teachings.
“The foundation will organise major seminars that offer pre-marital and marital counselling, sexuality, healing from divorce, ministering to an unbelieving spouse and handling personal crisis, which will be held twice a month while training general Christian counselling for church groups is as per individual church needs,” he said.
The foundation seeks to work in partnership with the Organ on National Healing and Reconciliation, and other partners that believe in strong, transformed families built on the expectations of God.
Moyo and his wife offer free online counselling and endeavour to provide counselling to other pastors, corporate and political leaders in the region.
“A pastor needs assistance in various issues and so does leadership at all levels, and in most cases they have no one to share their frustrations with,” Moyo said.
Moyo is a published author, who recently launched four books; The Sex Trap, Celebrating My Africanness, Responding to Personal Crisis and The Church at War. All the books assist them in their counselling ministry.