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Official Journal 

of the 

Nineteenth Session 

of the 

Rhodesia Annual Conference 

of the 

Methodist Church 



1957 



Historical Note: The Rhodesia Conference is the continuation 
of ten sessions of the East Central Africa Mission Conference 
and fourteen sessions of the Rhodesia Mission Conference and 
ten sessions of tlie Rhodesia Annual Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. 

Held in Old Umtali 

Southern Rhodesia, Africa 

April 23rd to April 29th, 1957 



Ralph E. Dodffe Presiding Bishop 
E. L. Sells, Secretary 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



I OFFICERS OF THE CONFERENCE 107 

I II BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, 

SOCIETIES, COUNCILS 108 

B. CONFERENCE ROLL 115 

III DAILY PROCEEDINGS 120 

VI DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS 139 

^ V APPOINTMENTS 142 

VI REPORTS 

(a) District Superintendents ...189 

(b) Standing Boards, Commission, and Committees,. ..159 

(c) Special Committees and Reports None 

(d) Conference Statistician Following Index 

(e) Conference Treasurer 188 

(f) Memoirs 185 

i 

VII INDEX 216 



CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION 



107 



PART I 

OFFICERS OF THE CONFERENCE 

PRESIDENT: Bishop Ralph E. Dodge, 
P. O. Box 196, 
Rusape. Southern Rhodesia. 

SECRETARY: Rev. E. L. Sells, 

Mrewa, 

Southern Rhodesia. 

Assistants: Rev. K. Choto, 

Mtoko, Southern Rhodesia. 

Miss M. Deyo, 

Mutambara, Southern Rhodesia. 

Calendar: Miss M. Taylor, 

P. B. P24, UmtaU, 

Southern Rhodesia. 

Rev. S. Chieza, 

1233 S/D Harare Township, 

Salisbury 

Southern Rhodesia. 

TREASURER. Rev. R. C. Gates, 
P. 0. Box 444, 
Umtali, 
Southern Rhodesia. 

STATISTICIAN: Rev. C. M. Miller, 
Mrewa, 

Southern Rhodesia. 
Assistant: Rev. J. Chidzikwe, 
P. B. P24, 
Umtali, 
Southern Rhodesia. 



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' LAY LEADER; Mr. Enoch Chieza, 
Mrewa, 
Southern Rhodesia. 

THE CABINET: Rev. P. Hassing (Chm.) Rev. C. Miller (Sec.) 



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m RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

PART II 

(Names in bold face type in Part II are members of thft Executive of each 
Board or Commission) 

BOARDS. CO.VIMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES 

CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS 

1958 - J. Jijita, K. Eriksson, L. Chiweshe, B. Jambga. 

1959 - R. C. Giles, P. Nyamukapa, (Secretary) J. Nyamurowa, 

G. Kapenzi. 

1960 - L. Blomquist, H. Anfinsen, J. Machiri, S. Chitiyo. 

EDUCATION 

K. Eriksson, (Chairman), G. Kapenzi (Secretary) 

I. Relig^ious Education and Youth Work 

P. C. Nyamukapa (Chm.), D, Hickok (Sec.) P. M. Gurupira, 
Mrs. M. Culver, J. Makande, J. S. Wreford, J. Makuto, T. 
Chingono, P. Machiri, J. Munjoma, E. Mutanga, J. Nemau- 
ngwe, A. Muzorewa, D. Chinogureyi, P. Maviza, T. Makuni- 
ke, W. Mandisodza, A. Whitney, R. Lind, M. Goodloe, S. 
Chikukwa, H. Maranke, 1. Tsopotsa, J. Chitonibo, M. Ball, 
L. Pfaff, C. Miller, J. Masenda, J. Schevinius. 

3. Schools 

E. L. Selis (Chm.) B. Jambga (Sec.) J. Nduna, W. Chieza, S. 
Makawa, E. Parks, M. Mataranyika, J. Gonye, M. Taylor, F. 
Hackler, S. King, D. Makuto, G. Kapenzi, H. Mafunge, J. 
Pfaff, W. Gazeley, K. Choto, B. Higgs, S. Aldrich, G. Shaba, 
J. Mlanza, S. Kuwana, K. Eriksson, A. Dangarembga, G. Otto, 
V. Otto, B. Averitt, M. Wakatama, B Chikoore, E. de Vries, 
T. Chitanda, J. Zhakata. 

3. Community Life and Home 

S. Chieza (Clini.) D. Manbeck (Sec.) P. Kanonuhwa, N. Chi- 
gubu, R. Hanson, H. Katsidzira, E. Muringapi, M. Hunidza- 
rira, J. Jijita, D. Mushapaidze, J. Maramba, E. Chieza, J. 
Machiri, J. Risinamhudzi, E. Miller, O. Anfinsen, M. Johan- 
sson, P. W. Jones, M. Aeschliman, A. Kajese, S. Smalley, M. 
Gates, R. Matzigkeit, S. Kasambira, O. Sells, P. Chieza, A. 
Madzimbamuto, L. Chiweshe, M. Blomquist, O. Eriksson, 
Mrs. James, R. Schevinius, D. Chikosi, A. Kapanga, L. Cho- 
kumanyara, E. Aeschliman. 

Executive Committee - 

Chairman and Secretary of the Board of Education ■ 

The three sub-committee Chairmen of the Board of Education 
Advisory Board Member 
Principals of Nyadiri, Old Umtali and Mutambara 



CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION 109 



Head of the Secondary School 

Three School Superintendents elected by the School Superin- 
tendents themselves 
Director of Religious Education of the Conference. 

BOARD OF PUBLICATIONS 

M. Culver (Chm.) E. Matzigkeit (Sec.) C. Piburn, I. Scovill, 
M. Higgs, L. Murphree, M. Chiza, E. Ashby, B. Smalley, H. 
Goodloe, S. Munjoma, J. Carr, E. Kinyon, E. Sells. 

EVANGELISM 

M. W. Murphree (Chm.) J. Chimbadzwa (Sec.) L. Murphree, 

0. Stine, D. Mudzengerere, Mai Mhlanga, M. Chiza, Mai 
Waeni, L. Blomquist, E. Chimbwanda, E. Matongo, F. Chi- 
paumire, E. Jangano, S. Mandizha, E. Munjoma, Z. Muko- 
mbi*va, M. Hunidzarira, J. Risinamhudzi, I. Tsopotsa, J. S. 
Wreford, J. Tsiga, F, Mataure, D. Chipaumire E. Chidzikwe, 
A. Mutsago, A. Kajakai, T. Katiyo, W. Masangudza, E. 
Mvududu, G. Rakabopa, T. Pedzeni, L. Chieza, R. Gates, 
N. Dikanifuwa, W. Mutenda, S. Muzulu, E. Kanonuhwa, E. 
Aeschliman, M. Ball, J. Chidzikwe, S. Chieza, C. Miller, D. 
Mushapaidze, Jasper Machiri, R. Goodloe, S. Hervold, W. 
Chieza, T. Maranke, J. Makande, Philemon Dube. 

LAY ACTIVITIES 

The Conference, District Lay Leaders and District Superin- 
tendents. 

Executive: E. Chieza, J. Machiri, Mrs. Titus Maranke, Mrs. 
W. Mandisodza, L. Mandizha, F. Chipaumire, Kumalingah, 
Rev. K. Choto, K. Eriksson, Miss M. Deyo, R. Qwinyo. 

MEDICAL ACTIVITIES 

M. Piburn (Chairman), E. Ashby, (Secretary), P. Gurupira, C. 
Miller, O. Sells, R. Hanson, R. Hassing, Mrs. Jansen, M, 
Johansson, P. W. Jones, R. Larsen, M. Aeschliman, S. Muzulu, 

1. Mhandu, M. Goodloe, R. Lind, C. Nutting, E. Sweeney, A. 
Whitney, F. Mataure, J. Gonye, J. Tsiga, S. Kanyenze, P. 
Nyamukapa, D. Makuto, J. Chidzikwe, D. Chipaumire, J. Ri- 
sinamhudzi, I. Tsopotsa, R. Schevinius, Jonah Chitombo, E. 
Chimbganda. 

THE MINISTRY 

E. Aeschliman (Chm.), 0. Stine(Sec.), S. Aldrich, L. Blomquist, 
L. Chieza, S. Chieza, J, Chimbadzwa, J. Chitombo, W. 
Bourgaize, K. Choto, M. Culver, P. Hassing, T. Maranke, M. 
Mparutsa, M. J. Murphree, J. Nduna, K. E. Erikmon. 



110 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

TEMPERANCE 

N. Chijjubu (Chm.), M. Ball, (Sec), H. Griffin, J. Jijita, S. 
Kasambira, M. Mparutsa, S. Munjoma, N. Dikaniluwa, A. 
Katsande, Mrs. Anfinsen, R. Hassiiig, S. Hervold S. Zuze, I. 
Tsopotsa, E. Mvududu, D. Cliiiiogureyi, T. Chiweshe, B. 
Katsidzira, Z. Mukombiwa, M. Taylor, S. Nyakatswa, H. 
Mafunga, S. Kativii, E. Matanga, A. Kajese, A. Madzimba- 
moto, R. Chieza, J. Makande, L. Kasambira, A. Kutseza, L. 
Chimbganda, D. Hickok, M. Hunidzarira, W. Masangudza, 
E. Muriiigapi, E. de Vries, P. Zimunya. 

WORSHIP AND MUSIC 

Q. Kapenzi (Clim.), J. Machiri (^Sec), Jonah Machiri, M. 
Chiza, A. Kajese, E. Munjoma, J. Nemaungwe, A. Matongo, 
G. Otto, M. Blomquist, V. Culver, O. Eriksson, L. Murphree, 
B. J. Murphree, O. Sells, E. Russell, I. Scovill, B. Jambga, 
S. Makawa, John Munjoma, L. Mandizha, M. Mataranyika, 
P. Machiri, A. Machakaire, P. Maviza, W. Mutenda,uG. Ra- 
kabopa, W. Makunike, D. Mushapaidze, E. Chieza, M.Gates, 
S. Smalley, M. Higgs, J. Zhakata. 

AUDITING 

H. Anfinsen (Clini.), E, Jangano, J. Kawadza. S. Kowo, W. 
Mandisodza, A. Muzorewa, B. Higgs, E. Kinyon, E.Roberts, 
F. Hackler, E. Matzigkeit, S. Mandizha, L. Kasambira, E. 
Chidzikvve, N. JVdidzano. 

FINANCE 

R C. Gates (Chm.), H. Anfinsen, J. Chitombo, H. Griffin, 
E. Jangano, S. Kowo, N. Madzinga, J. Maramba, I. Scovill, 
J. Nyamurowa, Z. Chikuni, F. Mataure, E. Kuwana, E. Ma- 
tongo, L. Blomquist, VV. Kinyon, E. Roberts, M. Stine, M. 
Deyo, J. Wreford, T. Muringapi, H. I. James, A. Kapanga, 
J. Schevinius, G. Shaba, J. Rugayo, C. Miller. 

INTERDENOMINATIONAL RELATIONS 

P. Massing (Chm.), W. Bourgaize, S. Chieza, J. Chimbadzwa, 
M. Culver, T. Maranke, M. W. Murphree, T. Roberts, A. 
Kajese, S. King, M. Taylor, E. L. Sells, L. Mandizha, R. 
Gwinya, A. Mutsago, M. W. Murphree, A. Katsande, V. Otto, 
S. Zuze, W. Kinyon, M. Piburn, C. Nutting, K. Choto. 

INVESTIGATION 

O. Stine, (Chm.), M. Mparutsa, P. Hassing, P. Machiri, S. 

Kowo. 

Reserves: T. Maranke, J. Nduna. 

MEMOIRS 

L. Chieza (Chm.), H. Katsidzira, P. Machiri, A. Muzorewa, 
B. Higgs, G. A. Roberts, Mrs. E. James, R. Ngonyama, L. 



CONFERENCE ORGA^JIZATION 



111 



Tubbs, P. Kabimdwa, J. Chiiifj;ono, J. Tsiga, O. Mulezo, A. 
Maflziiiibainoto. 

N0V\1NAT10NS 

Coiii'enMice Secretary, E. Chieza, B. Smalley, S. Makavva, T. 
Maranke, K. Clioto, J. Kauadza, J. Pfaff, M. J. Murpliree, 
G. Olto, M. Sliiie, M. Deyo. 

PROGRAMME 

The District Superintendent and Pastor (vv here the Conference 
is being entertained) and the Secretary ol the Conference. 

BOARD OF IRUSTEES 

Class of 1958 Class of 1959 Class of i960 

Conference Secretary Conference Treasurer Treasurer of the 

Jasper Machiri Enoch Cliieza Division of 

H. Griffin, J. Kawadza Worhl Missions 

Reserve: K. Choto Reserve: S. King J. S. Wreford 



Reserve: 



J. Chitombo 
O. Stine 



AFRICAN GIRLS' HOSTEL COMMITTEE 
District Superintendent 
Pastor, St. Andrew's Church 
Pastor, Hill Top Church 
Superintendent of Hostel 
Matron of Hostel 
Directress, Fairfield Girls' Work 
Directress Mutambara Girls' Work 
(with power to co-opt) 

RESOLUTIONS 

D. Makuto, P. Nyamukapa, E. Russell, E. Miller, E. de Vries, 
P. Chieza, J. Gonye, J. Munjoma, T. Mhiweshe, E. Mufute, 
S. Mandizha, R. Matzigkeit. 

STUDENT LOAN 

E. Ctiieza (Chm,), K. Choto, S. Munjoma, I. Jansen, F. 
Hackler, E. Parks, L. Pfaff, S. Aldrich, J. Machiri, P. Guru- 
pira, M. Goodloe, J. Pfaff, G. Kapenzi, M. Mataranyika, S. 
Nyakalswa, B. Jambga, S. Makavva, T. Katiyo, M. Habesa, 
S. Mandizha, E. Mufute, O. Mutezo, Z. Katiwa. 

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE 

L, Blomquist (Chm ), D Manback (Sec.), W. Kinyon, B. 
Smalley, J Pfaff, D. Hickok, S. Sisimayi, T. R. Roberts, E, 
Nyambayo. 
Reserves: L. Mukonde, H. Griffin, A. Chimbganda. 

DUMBA REZVE KUFAMBISA KWE WASANDIRE 

J. Machiri (Clim.), W. Kinyon, E. L. Sells, E. Chieza, P. 
Hassing, J. Kawadza. Reserves: K. Eriksson, S. Kowo. 



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B. SOCIETIES AND COUNCILS 

AFRICAN CHRISTIAN CONVENTION 
Northern Section: Chairman: J. T. Chitombo 



Vice Chairman: 

Secretary: 

Vice Secretary: 

Treasurer: 

Advisory Members: 

Southern Section; Chairman: 

Vice Chairman: 

Secretary: 

Vice Secretary: 

Treasurer: 

Advisory Members: 

Members of Executive: 



J.S. Makuto 

D. Mushapaidze 
T. Mutemi 

W. Mandisodza 

S. King, M.J. Murphree 

S.J. Munjoma 

S. Kasambira 

E. Matongo 
E. Chieza 
M. Mparutsa 

P. Hassing, M. Deyo 

J. Machiri, M. Chiza, J. Chingono 



AFRICAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY -NGARIENDE 

Executive Committee: Chairman: J. Kawadza 
Vice Chairman: J. Chitombo 

Secretary: S. Kowo 
Vice Secretary: L. Mandizha 
Treasurer: J. Chidzikwe 
Members of Committee: Cleopas Madzimbamuto, Joseph 
Makuto, Wilham Maibaya, John Masosonore, Solomon Pawirama- 
nzi, Enoch Munjoma, Enoch Chieza, Timothy Nyakunu, Mrs. W. 
Mandisodza, Mrs. A. Kajese, Mrs. J. Chitombo, Mrs. K. Choto, 
Mrs. T. Maranke, Mrs. M. Mparutsa, Mrs. P. Machiri, Mrs. 
E. Jangano. 

RUKWADZANO RWE WADZIMAI 

Northern Section: Chairman: Mrs. W. Mandisodza 

Vice Chairman: 

Secretary: 

Vice Secretary: 

Southern Section: Chairman: 

Vice Chairman: 

Secretary: 



Mrs. A. Kajese 
Mrs. J. Chitombo 
Mrs. K. Choto. 
Mrs. T. Maranke 
Mrs. P. Machiri 
Mrs. M. Mparutsa 



(For the whole Conference) Treasurer: Mrs. E. Jangano. 



WABVUWI 

Northern Section: Chairman: 

Vice Chairman: 

Secretary: 

Vice Secretary: 

Treasurer: 

Southern Section: Chairman: 

Vice Chairman: 



D. C. Kumalingah 
J. Kazingizi 
W. Chieza 
P. Kajese 
P. Mzengeza 
F. Chipaumire 
I. Masiya 



CO.^FEREf^QE QRGA>riZ ATION" 113 

Secretary: R. Chitakatira 
Vice Secretary: C Zisengvve. 

Trcii^Lirer: M. Ciiikirimbaiii. 

METHODIST HISTORICAL SOCIETY 
President: H. 1. Jamej 
Vice Presitlent: Titus Maraiike 
Secretary/Archivist: E. L. Sells 

Members of the Committee: G. A. Roberts, P. Hassing, 
J. Chimbadzwa, M. Deyo, and any other interested persons, 

METHODIST COUNCIL (I" co-operation with the Synod) 

The District Superintendents: H. James (St. Andrew's 
Church), J. Chimbadzwa, M. Deyo, E. L. Sells, P. Hassing, 
M. E. Culver, A. Muzorewa. 

THEOLOGICAL TRAINING COUNCIL (i" co operation with the 

Synod) 
Class of 1958 Class of 1959 Class of i960 

V. Otto K. Choto M. Deyo 

J. Chimbadzwa M. W. Murphree G. Kapenzi 

E. L. Sells 

SOUTHERN RHODESIA CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE 
Voting Delegates: To be Elected 
Members of the Executive Committee: E. L. Sells. 
(Elected by the S. R. C. C. for 1956-1958) 

C. FOR RECORD 

THE FIELD COMMITTEE 

MEMBERS: 

K. Eriksson M. Deyo ' K. choto N. Ngonyama 

M.E.Culver J P-aft J. Chimbadzwa Mrs. Cliitoniljo 

T.Roberts V. Otto J. Chitonilio Mrs, S. Chikukwa 

E. L. Sells £. Paries J. Kawadza Mrs. P. Nyamukapa 

H. Griffin A.Whitney A. Dangarenibga R, ISyika 

P. Hassing (ex-Officio) S. Kowo 

Alternates Alternates Alternates Alternates 

B. Smalley F. Hackler E. Chleza Mrs. I. Mhlanga 

R.C.Gates M.Johansson J. Makuto Mrs A. Xajese 

0. Stine G. Otto L. Chieza M rs. J. Chatema 

B. Higgs I. Scovill E. Sisimai Mrs. A. Rusike 

M. Piburn M. Ball 

This Field Committee was elected at the Conference held 
at Old Umtali in August, 1956. The Officers are: (Chm.) 
K. Eriksson, (Sec.) V. Otto. Officers of the Missionary 
Committee: (Chm.) H. Griffin, (Sec.) J. Pfaff. 

JOINT FIELD TREASURER: P. Hassing 

MISSIONARY CORRESPONDENTS: V. Otto, P. Hassing and E. 

Chieza 



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COMMITTEES OF THE FIELD COMMITTEE: 

Budget: K. Eriksson (Clini.), P. Hassing, V. Otto, M. Deyo, 
J. Kawadza, H, Griffin, S. Kowo, M. Culver, (F. 
Hackler to replace Deyo while on furlough) 

Building: E. Sells (Chm.), B. Higgs (Sec.) J. Pfaff, J. Chito- 
mbo, A. Whitney, S. Chikukwa, T. Roberts, J. 
Schevinius, C. West. 

Scholarship: O. Stine (Chm.), E. Parks (Overseas Sec.) R. Nyi- 
ka (Sec.) A. Dangarembga, K. Choto, I. Scovill, 
E. Chieza, Mrs. I. Mhlanga. 

Auditing: M. Deyo (Chm.) R. Gates (Sec), P. Hassing, E. 
Chieza, Mrs. Roberts, C. Miller, I. Scovill, Mrs. 
Gates, F. Hackler, J. Kawadza, (J. Pfaff to re- 
place M. Deyo when on furlough). 

Property: R. C. Gates (Chm.), Field Treasurer, J. Chimba- 
dzwa, T. Roberts, H. Griffin, E. Sells A. Whitney. 



Promotional: E.L. Sells Chairman, O. Stine Sec, 
Kenneth Choto, Per Hassing. 



Enoch Chieza, 



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CONFER EN CE ROLL n5 

D. CONFERENCE ROLL 

MEMBERS OF CONFERENCE 

(Year indicates Conference Membership. "P" indicates present) 

(i) F^etired Ministers 

1921 Bourgaize, W. P.O. Mtoko 

1927 p Chieza, Philip, P.O. Box 16, Inyazura 

1907 p James H.I. 8 Love Road, Umtali 

1924 p Katsidzira, B, P.O. Box 432, Umtali 
1923 Maranke, T. Mt. Makomwe, P.O. Odzi 
1921 p Mandisodza D. P.O. Watsomba 

1926 p Mukombivva Z. P.O. Mrewa 

1925 p Ngonyama, R. P.B. P24, Umtali 
1910 O'Farrell, T.A. 417 Kitchel Avenue, 

Panna. Illinois 

1921 p Roberts, G.A. P.O. Mutambara 
(i) Effective Ministers: 

1916 p Aeschliman, E.J. 3 Dawson Street, Umtali 

1923 Adkins, L.E. (World Gospel Mission) 

1953 Aldrich, Sylvia (on furlough) 

1948 Anfinsen, H.F. (on fulough) 

1953 Ball, M. (on furlough) 

1940 p Blomquist, L.G. P.B. P24, Umtali 

1939 p Boucher, A.R. (Y.M.C.A.) 

1948 p Chidzikwe, J P.B. P24, Umtali 

1934 p Chieza, L. Nyakatsapa, P.O. Watsomba 

1927 p Chieza, S. 1233 S/D, Harare Township, Salisbury 

1942 p Chigubu, Nason, P.B. 636 E. Salisbury 

1953 p Chikosi D. P.O. Mutambara 

1926 p Chimbadzwa J. Hill Cottage, Stevens, Sakubva. 

Umtali 

1955 p Chimbganda, E. P.O. Mtoko 

1956 p Chinogurei, D. P.O. Box 7, Odzi 
1933 p Chitombo, J. P.O. Mrewa 

1952 p Chiza, M. P.B. P24, Umtali 

1948 p Choto, K. P.O. Mtoko 

1943 p Culver, M.E. P.B. P24, Umtali 

1954 p Dikanifuwa N. Sakubva, Umtali. 
1943 p Eriksson, K.E. P.O. Mutambara 
1930 Fuller, C.E. (on furlough) 
1948 Griffin, H.D. P.B. P24, Umtali 

1952 p Gurupira P. P.B. Inyazura 
1948 Harper, K. (on furlough) 
1937 p Hassing P. P.B. P24, Umtali 
1948 p Jangano, E. P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 

1953 p Jijita, J. P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 



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1942 p Kajese A. P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 

1932 p Kasambira P.B. C. 314, Uintali ' 

1955 p Katsande, A. P B. J. 169, Umtaii 
1930 p Katsidzira, H. P.O. Mrewa 

1953 p Kawadza, J. P.O. Mrewa 

1953 p Kuwona, E. P.O. Mtoko 

1953 p Kowo, S. P.O. Mtoka 
1948 Leiknes, A. (on furlough) 

1933 p Machiri, J. P.O. Penhalonga 
1930 p Machiri, P. P.O. Box 56, Rusapi 

1953 p Madzinga, N. P.O. Mtoko 
1948 p Makuto, D. P.O. Mrewa 

1942 p Mandisodza, W. P.O. Mrewa 
1940 Mansure, A. L. (on furlough) 

1930 p Maramba. J. Ngaite, P.B. 377, Umtaii 

1917 Murphree,M.J.150 Fifth Ave. New York 11, N.Y. 

1954 p Murphree, M. W. P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 
1953 p Mushapaidze, D. P.O. Mrewa 

1953 p Muzorewa, A. P.O. Box 9, Inyazura 

1928 p Nduna, J. Gilmerton Halt, 309 C Umtaii 

1953 p Nemaungwe, J. P.O. Headlands 

1948 p Nyamukapa, Patron, P.O. Headlands 

1953 p Otto, Grace- P.O. Mutambara 

1953 p Otto, Vivian, P.B. P24, Umtaii 

1930 p Rugayo, J. P.B. 317c, Umtaii 

1921 p Sells, E.L. P.O. Mrewa 

1943 p Stine, 0. P.O. Box 149, Rusape 

PROBATIONERS 

1956 p Goodloe, R.W. (Jr) P.B. P24, Umtaii 

1957 p Manjengwa, O. P.O. Headlands 

1956 p Muzulu, S. Nyakatsapa, P.O. Watsomba 

OTHER MISSIONARIES OF DIVISION OF WORLD MISSION 

Gates, Mrs. H. L. Pickering, Ontario Canada 

James, Mrs. H. I. 8 Love Road, Umtaii 

O'Farrell, Mrs. T.A. 417 Kitchel Ave., 

Panna, Illinois 

Roberts, Mrs. G.A. P.O. Mutambara 

Sherertz, Dr. D.L. 

Sherertz, Mrs. D.L. 

(Year indicates arrival in Southern Rhodesia) 

(2) Effcctivct 

1952 p Aeschliman, Mrs. E.J. 3 Dawson Street, Umtaii 
1951 p Anfinsen, Mrs. H. F. (on furlough) 



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Carr, Galen M. 


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1952 




Carr, Mrs. G.M. 


(on furlough) 


1944 


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Culver, Mrs. M. E. 


(on furlough) 


1949 


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Eriksson, Mrs. K.E. 


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1922 


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Gates, Mrs. R.C. 


P.O. 444, Umtah 


1956 


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Goodloe, Mrs. R. 


P.B. P24, Umtali 


1951 


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Griffin, Mrs. H.D. 


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1926 


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Hanson, Miss Ruth, 


P.O. Mutambara 


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Harper, Mrs. K. 


(on furlough) 


1941 


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Hassing, Mrs. P. 


P.B. P24, Umtali 


1949 


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Higgs, B.A. 


P.O. Mtoko 


1949 


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Higgs, Mrs. B.A. 


P.O. Mtoko 


1950 


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Jansen, I.W. 


P.B. P24, Umtah 


1950 


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Jansen, Mrs. I.W. 


P.B. P24, Umtali 


1950 


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Kinyon, W. 


P.B. P24. Umtah 


1950 


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Kinyon, Mrs. W. 


P.B. P24, Umtah 


1955 


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Manbeck, D.M. 


P.B. P24, Umtah 


1956 


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Matzigkeit, E. 


P.B. P24, Umtah 


1956 


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Matzigkeit, Mrs. E. 


P.B. P24, Umtah 


1953 


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Miller, Mrs. CM. 


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Murphree, Mrs. M.J. 


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1955 


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Murphree. Mrs. M. \^ 


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1953 


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Piburn, Dr. M. 


P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 


1953 


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Piburn, Mrs. M. 


P.B. 636 E, Sahsbury 


1941 


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Roberts, Tudor R. 


P.B. P24, Umtah 


1946 




Roberts, Mrs. Tudor R. P.B. P24, Umtali 


1929 


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Sells, Mrs. E.L. 


P.O. Mrewa 


1957 


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Schevinius, J. 


P.B. 636 E, Sahsbury 


1957 


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Schevinius, Mrs. J. 


P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 


1952 


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Smalley, B. 


P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 


1952 


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Smalley, Mrs. B. 


P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 


1956 


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Stevick, Dr. E. Nyakatsapa, P.O. Watsomba 


1956 


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Stevick, Mrs. E. Nyakatsapa, P.O. Watsomba 


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Reitz, Miss Beulah, 853 Barnette Avenue, Kansas 

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Jones, Mrs. Pearl Willis, P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 
King, Sarah, P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 
Larsen, Jenny, P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 
Lind, Ruth, P.B. 636 E, Salisbury 
Nutting, Dr. Clara, P.B. P24, Umtali 
Parks, Edith, P.B. P24, Umtali 
Pfaff, Jessie, P.B. P24, Umtali 
Russell, Esther, P.B. P24, Umtali 
ScoviU, Ila, P.O. Watsomba 
Sweeney, Ellen (on furlough) 
Taylor, Mildred, P.B. P24, Umtah 
Tubbs, Lulu, P.O. Mutambara 
Whitney, Alice, P.B. P24, Umtali 



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Honde District: 
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p S. Kanyenze 

p S. Mandizha, p S. Nyakasvva, p M. Ha- 

besa, p T. Muringapi, p M. Mataranyika 

p E. Chidzikwe, p N. Ndidzano, p A. 

Mutsago 

p G. Kapenzi, p J. Gonye, p Z. Mandi- 

tsera ' 

p A. Kapanga, p S. Makawa, p J. Mu- 

njoma, p L. Chekamanyara. 

p T. Chitanda, p J. Zhakata, p G. Chi- 

koore, p D. Choruwa 
Mutambara District, p F. Mataura, p E. Mufute, p M. Mutezo 
Nyadiri District: p B. Jambga, p Z. Kativu, p T. Katiyo, 

p E. Mutanga, p P. Kajese 



Maranke District: 



Mtasa District 



Mtoko District 



Mrewa District: 



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Salisbury District p J. Makande 
Ziniunya District: p J. Nyaniurowa, p P. Zimunya 
Hill Top and St. Andrews: J. S. Wreford, p J. Machiri 
Conference Lay Leader p Enoch Chieza 

DISTRICT LAY LEADERS 

Honde: L. Kasambira 

Mrewa: J. P. Mutiza 

Mtoko: H. Mafunga 

Mtasa: W. Makunike 

Makoni: L. Chieza 

Mutambara: R, Gwinya 

Nyadiri: J. Tsiga 

Umtali: J. Machiri 

Maranke: J. Chingono 

APPROVED SUPPLY PASTORS 

p Rishon Gwinya, P. Kanonuhwa, p W. Masangudza, 
p Jothan Risinamudzi, p Joseph Makuto, p Kenneth Mha- 
ndu, Joshua Chirikutsi, Jonah Dangirwa, p P. Machakaire, 
p Janathan Chingono, p Paul Mavisa, ip G. Rakabopa, 
p W, Makunike, N. Muskwe, p T. Katiyo, p P. Kajese, 
p E. Matanga, p J. Masenda, p D,M. Katsidzira, p L. Ka- 
sambira, p S. Kanyenze, p Josiah Makande, P. Dube 



120 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

PART III 
DAILY PROCEEDINGS 

MINUTES OF THE NINETEENTH SESSION OF THE 
RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

First Day, Tuesday, April 23, 1957 

The Nineteenth Session of the Rhodesia Annual Conference 
of the Methodist Church convened at Old Umtali, Southern 
Rhodesia on Tuesday, April 23, 1957, at 9 a.m. 

The Conference Communion Service was conducted by the 
Presiding Bishop, Ralph E. Dodge, in Ehnes Memorial Church 
at Old Umtali, Southern Rhodesia, at 9 a.m. He was assisted 
by the Pastor of the Ehnes Memorial Church and three elders. 

A Mixed quartette sang "Let us Break Bread Together". The 
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered to the 
Conference. 
Recess: The Conference adjourned for recess at 10.10 a.m. 

Opening: The Conference was called to order by Bishop Dodge 
at 10.40 a.m. 

On behalf of the Conference, E.L. Sells welcomed Bishop and 
Mrs. Dodge. Bishop Dodge responded by expressing their 
pleasure in being with the Rhodesian Annual Conference, which 
will be the first Conference at which he will preside. 

Roll Call: The Secretaries called the Roll of the Conference. 
The members, missionaries, approved supply pastors and lay 
delegates present are marked "p" on the Conference Roll. 
Alfred Katsande was excused from attendance for the day. 

Interpreters: M. Chiza, J. Chimbadzwa and Enoch Chieza 
were elected as official interpreters for the Conference. 

Bar of the Conference: The first seven seats on each side 
were fixed as the bar of the Conference. 

Report of Programme Committee: M. Chiza presented the 
report of the Committee. With a few alterations in room 
assignments, the report was accepted by the Conference at the 
official programme. 

Paragraph 348 in the Discipline: O. Stine called for a 
clarification of Paragraph 348. After discussion. Bishop Dodge 
asked for time to make further study on the paragraph, and a 
clarification will be made at a later date. 

Committee to Examine the Daily Journal: J. Wreford, E. 
dc Vries and A. Muzorcwa were appointed. 



DAILY PROCEEDINGS 121 

Committee on Publications: It was agreed that the Committee 
on Publications which is now a part of the Board of Education 
shall now form the Board of Publications. 

Committee on Nominations: The report of the Committee 

wag read and approved. 

Corrections in the Journal on Committee membership were made: 

E. Aeschliman: Community Life and Home 

K. E. Eriksson: Board of the Ministry 

Second Day, Wednesday, April 24, 1957 

Opening: The Conference was called to order by Bishop Dodge 
at 8.30 a.m. 

Devotions: The Devotions were led by Bishop Dodge. After 
the singing of Hymn 167, "Kwese Ndinoenda", Bishop Dodge 
led the Conference in Prayer. The Bishop read from Mathew 
27 and stated that the devotional talks would be on the theme 
"•What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?". It is 
hard to understand how the Divine would reveal Himself to us 
through human limitations, but the Human also has a spark of 
the Divine. He spoke of "Jesus, the Man". He reminded us 
that we cannot separate Jesus, the Man, from Christ, the Saviour. 
Jesus is a historical person. He did live. Jesus had certain 
qualities which we should follow: the depth of His compassion, 
great breadth of His interest. His tireless effort towards accomp- 
lishment, boundless in His love and perfect obedience. We must, 
insofar as our wills are concerned, pattern our lives after his 
flawlessness. Let u* exalt Jesus Christ, and as we look at Him 
we cannot help but be lifted up. 

After prayer, a male quartette sang "When you know my Jesus 
too." 

Central Conference Minutes: On motion it was agreed that 
the Central Conference Minutes be sold at 2/-. 

Introductions, Presentations and Greetings: Bishop Dodge 
presented the fraternal delegates of the Synod, Margaret Becker- 
legge and Charles Manyoba, who in response brought to our 
Conference the Greetings of the Synod. Rev. and Mrs. I. 
Carson from the Synod who are now at St. Andrew's Church, 
were presented. Also Rev. Frank Meacham, formerly of Mt. 
Silinda. The following new Missionaries, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Schcvinius and Dr. and Mrs. Earl Stevick, were also presented. 
Mrs. Ralph E. Dodge was presented to the Conference. 
Greetings were received from the Free Methodist Church, Rev. 
ficrbcrt Carter, Secretary of the S.R. Christian Conference, Elma 



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Ashby, Sylvia Aldrich, Rev. and Mrs. A. Leiknes, Rev. and Mrs. 
Hunter Griffin, Mrs. G.A. Roberts, Bishop Dana Dawson, Rev. 
and Mrs. H.E. Taylor, Bishop and Mrs. C.H. Northcott, Marcia 
Ball, L.M. Forrest, Rev. and Mrs. A. Boucher, and Rev. and 
Mrs. T.A. O'Farrell. Greetings were received from various 
scholarship students and Miss Parks was asked to extend our 
greetings and best wishes to them. 

It was agreed to send our greetings to the following: Bishop 
and Mrs. N.S. Booth, Mrs. Eben Johnson, Bishop and Mrs 
John M. Springer, and all other Bishops who have recently 
visited the Rhodesian Conference. 

It was requested that the District Superintendents carry our 
greetings and best wishes to any retired ministers in their area. 
Recess: The Conference adjourned for recess at 10 a.m. and 
reconvened at 10.30 a.m. 

Composite Report: The report, prepared by CM. Miller, was 
read by K. Choto. Items requiring consideration were referred 
to the appropriate Boards and Commissions. The report was 
accepted. 

Africain Missionary Society: The report, read by S. Kowo, 
was received and the Officers and Committee Members con- 
firmed. Matters relating to the Cabinet and Board of Education 
were referred. T.R. Roberts commended the Society and their 
good use of funds. 

Secretary of Literature: The report read by Ila Scovill, was 
received. 

Disciplinary Questions: 

1. Who are the officers of the Conference? 
Secretary: E.L. Sells 

Treasurer: R.C. Gates 
Statistician: CM. Miller 

2. Is the Annual Conference Incorporated? Yes. See con- 
stitution. 

The following amendment to the Constitution was adopted and 

referred to the Committee on Nominations: 

"The Board of Trustees shall consist of nine members, namcly:- 

The Secretary of the Annual Conference 

The Treasurer of the Annual Conference 

The Treasurer of the Divisic-^ of World Missions of the 

Methodist Church in Southern Rhodesia 

Six other members to be elected by the Annual Conference. 

The members must be at least 21 years of age and shall be 

Ministers in the effective relation in the Annual Conference or 



DAILY PROCEEDINGS 123 

members in good standing of Churches within the bounds of the 
Annual Conference, and such persons shall be the Directors of 
the Corporation. 

They shall be elected by the Annual Conference for a term of 
three years, except as to the first Board, one-third of whom shall 
be elected for a term of one year, one-third for a term of two 
years and one-third for a term of three years, and shall serve 
until the successors have been elected. The three ex-officio 
members shall be members of the three different classes. The 
Board shall elect its own President, vice-President, Secretary 
and Treasurer." 

Committee on Nominations: The following, omitted from 
Committees, were nominated and approved: 

B. Averitt — Schools 

P. Dube — Temperance and Evangelism 

Davison Chikosi — Community Life and Homes, and Medical 

Activities. 

Mrs. B. Higgs — Worship and Music. 

Programme Committee: Upon the request of the Cabinet, the 
evening meetings for Thursday and Friday were interchanged. 

Announcements: The programme of the afternoon activities 
was presented. 

Devotions: The Rev. H. I. James conducted the Devotion*. 
After Prayer a message from Luke 24 and 1 Cor. 15, was brought 
to th e Conference. Paul, writing to the Corinthians, wrote this 
very wonderful sentence: "And last of all he was seen of me 
also". We must needs meet the Christ in this way, if we could 
really understand Him. As Christians we must preach the Christ 
who died for us, but we must also preach Christ who rose from 
the dead and who can be the very centre of every experience 
we have today. 

Esther Russell, accompaned on the piano by Mrs. B. Higgs, sang 
"Give your best to the Master". 

Adjournment: The Conference adjourned with the Benediction 
at 12.30 p.m. 

Third Day, April 25, 1957 

Opening: Bishop Dodge leH the devotions. After the singing 
of the Hymn No. 36 "KudzL , Jehova Mwari", he led in Prayer, 
and M. Chiza read Matt. 5:1-12. The theme of the devotional 
talk was "Jesus as the Teacher-Preacher". There is not much 
difference between these two, but the distinction we might make 



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is that tliere is more of a proclamation in preaching than in 
teaching. Basically the function of the preacher and that of 
the teacher is very similar. What methods did Jesus follow? 

1. He proclaimed the ideal 

2. He proclaimed that which He knew 

3. He taught the people where they were 

4. He taught the people out of the life situations in which 
they found tiiemselves. 

5. He taught in a language that the people understood. 
He taught in a simple way. 

6. In all His teaching and in all His preaching, Jesus had 
a singleness of purpose. That purpose was to relate 
individuals to the great God, Creator of us all, and to 
teach people that God is a Loving Father anxious to 
commune with them. 

We as Christians need to pattern our teaching and preaching 

after Jesus' methods. 

A mixed quartette sang "Take my Life and Let it Be" 

Lay Delegates: That it be the policy of our Conference to 
elect lay delegates quadrennially, was carried by a large majority. 

Recess: The Conference adjourned for recess at 10.00 a.m. 
and reconvened at 10.30 a.m. 

Boards and Committees: It was voted that the Bishop name a 
committee of five to study the Discipline and the whole question 
of Board, Commission, and Committee membership, and present 
a report to the next Conference. 

Executive Committees: It was agreed that each Board, 
Commission and Committee shall have an Executive Committee 
to implement all sections of their respective Boards, Commissions 
and Committees. 

RuKWADZANO RwE Wadzimai {North Section) After discussion, 
the report which was read by Mrs. Jonah Chitombo was received 
and officers confirmed. 

Presentation: Bishop Dodge presented Rev. and Mrs. Clarence 
Thorpe, Fraternal Delegates from the Synod. 
Ben Averitt, a new missionary, was also presented to the Conf- 
erence. 

Minutes: The Committee on Minutes reported and after alter- 
ation, the Minutes of the First and Second Day were approved. 
Announcements: The Programme of the afternoon and even- 
ing activities was presented. 



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Devotions: The Devotions were rondueted by Rev. L. Tubbs. 
Ihe Chiidreiis' Choir sauy; "-Hejoice. Reii^ice'' and "He Li\es'". 
The theme of the messitge uaa "it is no long^^r I but Christ 
LiviOfi; in nic'\ Vie can have pence in life and peace in death. 
He goes with us and he sla\s with us. We are the temple of 
God and He wants to dwell with us. Truly He is not far from 
us, for in Him we live and have our being. Let us rejoice that 
He wants to be in us and lead us on, wherever He would have 
us go. 

Rev. J. Rugayo closed with prayer. 

Adjournment: The Bishop declared the Confer.^nce adjourned 
at 12.30 p.m. 

Fourth Day, Friday April 2 3, 1957 

Opening: The Devotions conducted by Bishop Dodge, opened 
with the singing of Hymn 199 "Ndinomuziwa '. 
After prayer by Rev. N. Chigubu, Matt. 8:1-15 was read. 
"Jesus as the great Physician" was the theme of the morning's 
message. In the New Testament we know without a doubt that 
Jesus had power to heal people and that that power was trans- 
ferred to His followers. In Matthew 8 we find that. 

1. A Leper came to Jesus and was healed. 

2. The Centurion had a servant who was ill, but he was 
healed. 

3. Peter's wife's mother was healed of her fever. 
Throughout Matthew and the Acts we read of this power to 
heal. As a Methodist Church we do not do very much with 
faith healing, but we note in the New Testament that the cure 
in almost every instance was due to the exercise of Faith. The 
body and soul are a unit. We will exercise our greatest physical 
power as we come into a more personal and harmonious relat- 
ionship with Jesus Christ and God, the Father. The power of 
God is not limited. If our faith is sufficient, if we exercise it 
properly and if we have a complete consecration to God, it is 
amazing what God can do in all realms of life. 

Rev. P. Nyamukapa led in prayer, and Mrs. E.L, Sells sang 
"The Glory of His Presence. 

Rukwadzano Rwe Wadzimai (Southern Section): After com- 
mendation of the Report read by Mrs. Mosj s Muparutsa and 
discussion on the fact that in the future there should be more 
mention made of tUe spiritual accomplishments, the report was 
received with appreciation. The Officers were confirmed. 



126 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Report of the Conference Treasurer: The report by R. C. 
Gates, the Conference Treasurer was read and explanations made. 
It was approved with appreciation. 

Report of the Statistician: Explanation was made that due 
to the change in the length of the Conference year and in the 
boundaries of several districts, inaccuracies in figures have pro- 
bably arisen. The report was read by C. M. Miller and was 
tabled for further discussion. 

Recess: Upon a statement from the Bishop as to the Order of 
the Day following recess, the Conference went into recess at 10 
a.m. 

Committee on Board Commission and Committee Membership: 
Bishop Dodge appointed the following: M.W. Murphree, Chair- 
man, A. Muzorewa, V. Otto, Jasper Machiri, P. Hassing. 

Report on the Committee on Interdenominational Relations: 
Per Hassing read the report which presented to the Conference 
the following resolution which was unanimously adopted by the 
St. Andrew's Church:- 

"This meeting of the Board of St. Andrew's, while appre- 
ciating the care and thought bestowed upon us by the 
Methodist Conference, respectfully request the Conference 
to favourably consider our integration with the Rhodesian 
Methodist Synod. 

We make the request with very mixed feelings because we 
have a deep sense of appreciation for all that has been done 
for us by the Board of Foreign Missions of the American 
Methodist Church, and for this St. Andrew's is extremely 
grateful." 
The Committee on Interdenominational Relations made the 
following recommendation, having two dissenting votes: 

"That this Board recommends that the request of St. 

Andrew's be granted, and that negotiations be started with 

the Rhodesian Synod in the hope that fraternal relations 

be developed and encouraged between the Conference and 

St. Andrew's." 

A further statement was made by Per Hassing, and after long 

discussion the motion was tabled and the Cabinet was asked to 

make its statement on Saturday before the vote is taken. 

Announcements: The programme of the afternoon and evening 
activities was presented. 

Presentation: Bishop Dodge presented Chief Mangwende to 
the Conference. He spoke of his pleasure in being present and 
of his desire that we all work together. 



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DAILY PROCEEDINGS 127 

Devotions: A Ladies' quartette sang '-Thanks, O God". Rev. 
Clarence Thorpe, Fraternal Delegate from the Synod, conducted 
the devotions. He spoke on "Faith". Your faith has saved 
you. Jesus did not mean only physical healing. He meant a 
commitment to Christ. Our faith means: 

1. Our response to the grace of God 

2. A commitment of ourselves to Christ 

Paul always meant a personal commitment: "In Christ". 
Whether we talk of that experience called eternal life or wheth- 
er we talk about being in Christ, we are talking about the same 
basic personal experience: The life of fellowship with Christ 
which is what we as leaders are called upon to live ourselves and 
which we are called upon to preach to the people to whom we 
are responsible. Rev. Thorpe closed the morning devotions 
with prayer. 

Adjournment: Bishop Dodge declared the Conference adjourn- 
ed at 12.35 p.m. 

Fifth Day, Saturday, April 27, 1957 

Opening: Conference opened with the singing of No. 146 
"Tora Zita Rake Jesu." Rev. S. Kowo led in prayer and Matt. 
16:1-13 was read. 

The theme of the devotions conducted by Bishop Dodge was: 
"Why I think Jesus is Christ, the Saviour of the World." He 
spoke of how Peter came to a decision about Jesus. When we 
deal with Jesus of Nazareth we deal with far more than a human 
individual. He gave reasons as to why he thinks that Jesus is 
Christ, the Saviour of the World: 

1. He was perfect as a Saviour should be 

2. God created in people the expectation that the Son of 
God would come. 

3. Christ manifested throughout His life His unity with 
God, the Father. 

Christ is the Saviour of the world for he meets human 

needs everywhere, 
Man left to himself deteriorates, but in Jesus Christ there is 
spiritual fulfilment. Rev. D. Makuto led in prayer and the 
Wabvuwi gave a message in song. 

Debate: It was agreed that debate be limited to not more than 
two minutes to any one speaker and that no more than four 
speakers be allowed to speak on any one subject, two for and 
two against. If felt necessary this could be extended by a 2/3 
vote of the Conference. 



128 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Report of Committee on Interdenominational Relations: 
It was agreed that we accede to the request of St. Andrew's 
with regret, but suggest that because of the tremendous 
importance of such a step, we would be glad to have them 
reconsider the recommendation. It was also agreed that Bishop 
Dodge write letters of explanation of our action to St. Andrew's 
and to the Synod. A motion that we record our conviction that 
our missionary outlook is related to all people among whom we 
work was tabled with a request that the Committee report in 
regard to the same at our next Conference session. 

Report of the Statisticians: The report was accepted. 

Disciplinary Questions: 

3. Are the Officers handling funds bonded? No. 

Wabvuwi: The report read by D.C. Kumalingah was accepted 
with gratitude and officers confirmed. 

Recess: After a call for the order of the day following recess, 
the Conference went into recess at 10 a.m. 

Board of Education: 

Committee on Religious Education: The Director of Re- 
ligious Education and six workers in this Field formed a Panel 
giving a brief review of the religious education work being 
carried on in the Rhodesia Conference. The report of Religious 
Education Committee was read by G. Kapenzi. It was agreed 
that MYF Constitution be accepted with the exception of Article 
XII which shall be referred back to the Committee for its re- 
consideration and report to the next Conference Session. 
First Day: No. 2. With the correction of the word "nominated" 
in place of "appointed", the report was accepted. 
Page 3: B. 1. It was also recommended that we place an 
additional order for 10,000 copies. 

Committee on Schools: First day: No. 1 It was agreed that 
the question of priority for these Upper Primary Schools be left 
to the Executive of the Board of Educat'on, and the Financial 
provisions to the Field Committee. 

No 3. It was agreed to delete the first two Sentences and 
change the following to read: "The Executive of the Board of 
Education is asked to investigate the conditions of child labour 
at Farm Schools within the bounds of our Conference, and to 
make its report to the Native Education Department. 
Second day: D. It was agreed to add to the report that we 
also ask at the same time lor the Assistant Superintendent to 
sign a contract similar to that of the Teachers. 



DAILY PROCEEDINGS 129 

Order of the Day: An Order of the Day was called for the 
2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. sessions of the Conference. 

Announcements: The programme of the afternoon's activities 
was announced. 

Presentation: A. Kawadza and Family were presented to the 
Conference. Mr. Kawadza expressed his deep appreciation for 
what Christ had done for him. 

Devotions: Rev. D. Mandisodza led the devotions. He spoke 
on the followers of Christ. Though our Lord had many follow- 
ers. He was not satisfied. He felt they were too few. Many 
followed because they saw the good works of Jesus, Jesus sent 
them out, as lambs among wolves. He gave his personal test- 
imony that God had sent him out and guided his life even in 
difficult places; and yet, though now retired he must proclaim 
the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. T, Maranke pronounced 
the Benediction, and a special number was sung "Rudo Rwake 
Rwakanaka." 

Adjournment: The Conference adjourned at 12:38 p.m. 

Fifth Day, (Afternoon) Saturday April 27, 1957 

Opening: The Conference was opened at 2 p m. with prayer 
by S. Munjoma. 

Disciplinary Questions: Disciplinary Questions were called 
for and answered. (See Part IV: Disciplinary Questions). 

Board of Ministry: The report read by O.A. Stine was adopted. 
The following were elected as a Board of Deaconesses: 

The District Superintendents under whom Deaconesses are 
appointed. The Conference President and Secretary of the 
Rukwadzano Rwe Wadzimai, E. de Vries, Mrs. Ruth Hassing, 
P. Gurupira, 

Board of Education 

Committee on Schools: 

A: 3 It was agreed to amend the report by adding an additional 
No, (8): Any other uses that the Superintendent and the 
representative School Committees shall agree upon. 

A. 4 It was agreed that the following should be added A 
statement to the Balance Sheet as to the expenditure of the 
Equipment Fund from the Government. The report as a 
whole was accepted as amended. 



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Committee on Community Life and Homes, The report, 
read by G. Kapenzi, was accepted. The report of the Board of 
Education, as a whole, was accepted subject to editing. 

Board of Evangelism: 

The report, read by S. Muzuru, was accepted and reference 
made to the various Boards and Committees 

Recess: The Conference went into recess at 3.30 p.m. for the 
purpose of taking the picture. 

Committee on Medical Activities: 

It was agreed that this report be accepted with the under- 
standing that they present the names of their Executive at the 
evening session. 

Committee on Temperance: 

The report, read by S. Munjoma, was adopted and the 
members of the Executive confirmed. 

Board of Conference Claimants: 

After discussion, the report read by P. Nyamukapa, was 
accepted. 

Veterans of the Cross: 

E.L. Sells spoke on Hebrews 12: "Seeing we are compassed 
about with so great a cloud of witnesses". He stated that we 
have a rich heritage and expressed deep appreciation for the 
work done by those who are now retiring: 

W. Bourgaize, Lulu L. Tubbs, Dr. and Mrs. D.L. Sherertz. 
J. Chimbadzwa also recalled experiences and activities of those 
retiring and extended to them our best wishes for their future 
activities. E.L. Sells closed with prayer. 

Greetings: 

It was agreed to send greetings and a bouquet of flowers to 
W. Bourgaize in the Hospital. 

Appreciation: 

Bishop Dodge extended our deep appreciation to Dr. R, 
Bartholomew and M. Sawyer for their service in the Rhodesia 
Conference. He also expressed the appreciation of the Conference 
for the work which Rev. and Mrs. Aeschliman as well as Rev. 
and Mrs. M.J. Murphree have done, and extended to them our 
hope that they return if they decide not to retire at this time. 

Greetings: 

Chief Mangwende expressed his appreciation for the happy 
days spent at our Conference and his desire to co-operate with 
the work of the Churches and Schools. 

Adjournment: The Conference adjourned at 5.50 p.m. 



DAILY PROCEEDINGS 131 

Fifth Day (Evening) Saturday April 27, 1957 
Opening; The Conference Session opened at 7:00 p.m. 

Committee on Worship and Music: 

The report was made by B. Jambga and corrections made; 
(1) Mrs. Piburn-Nyadiri, was added to the Committe in (1) 
(5) The Committee named in (5) shall be the Executive Com- 
mittee, No, 6 was deleted. The report was approved. 

Committee on Student Loan Fund 

The report read by G. Kapenzi was accepted and the 

Executive Committee confirmed. 

Board of Publications 

B Ruwodo read the report and explanation was given. No. 
4 was referred to the Scholarship Committee, and with the 
understanding that editorial changes would be made, the report 
was accepted. 

Committee on Interdenominational Relations: 

M.W. Murphree read the report which was accepted. The 
following were elected by ballot to the Theological Training 
Council: (in co-operation with the Synod) 

Class of 1958 Class of 1959 Class of 1960 

V. Otto K. Choto M. Deyo 

J. Chimbadzwa M.W. Murphree G. Kapenzi 

E.L. Sells 

Board of Trustees 

The Nominating Committee presented its nominees for the 
Board of Trustees. The Secretary was asked to cast a ballot for 
the same and the following were elected: 

Class of 1958 Class of 1959 Class of 1960 

Conference Secretary Conference Treasurer Field Treasurer 

Jasper Machiri Enoch Chieza J.S. Wreford 

H. Griffin J. Kawadza J. Chitombo 

Reserve: K. Choto Reserve: S. King Reserve: O. Stine 

Committee on Auditing 

The Report was read by S. Kowo. 

The question in 1 (a) was answered in the affirmative. 

The report was received. 

Committee on Memoirs 

A. Muzorewa read the report aud with an expression of 
sincere sympathy, the report was received. 



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Report of Southern Rhodesia Christian Conference 

E. Sells gave the report which was received by the Confer- 
ence. 

Fraternal Delegates 

Central Congo Conference. Rev. and Mrs. M. W. Murphree 

were asked to be fraternal delegates. 

S. E. Africa Conference. Dr. and Mrs. Stevick were asked 

to be our fraternal delegates. 

(Both appointments at no expense to Conference). 

Board of Lay Activities 

The section of the report pertaining to Resolutions was read 
by Jasper Machiri. 

Under No. 1 ''three ministers'"'' are to be nominated by the 
Committee on Nominations for the next Conference session. 
According to the action of the Central Conference, the 
Board of Lay Activities should be composed of 1/3 laymen, 
1/3 laywomen and 1/3 ministerial. Therefore it was agreed 
that we ask the Rukwadzano North to elect five women and 
the Rukwadzano South to elect five women, thus meeting 
this requirement. 

The Board was also authorised to elect its own Executive 
Committee and report to the Secretary. 

Conference Lay Leader: Enoch Chieza was elected Confer- 
ence Lay Leader. 

Report of Nomination Committee 

E. L. Sells presented the report and the nominations were 

confirmed. 

It was agreed to set up a Board of Missions as requested by 

the Central Conference. The nominations Committee was 

asked to present names for the next Conference Session. 

Minutes 

The Conference authorised the Committee on the Daily 
Journal to scrutinise the Minutes for the remaining sessions 
of the Conference and to make any necessary corrections. 

Editor of the Journal 

On motion the Secretary was elected to edit and publish the 
Journal, to make such alterations as may be necessary for 
correctness and uniformity, without changing the meaning 
of any action of the Conference, and that the published copy 
properly certified by the President and the Secretary, be the 
Official Journal of the Conference. 



DAILY PROCEEDINGS 133 



Committee on Finance 

The report, read by S. Kowo, was postponed for consideration 

to the Conference Session of Monday morning. 

Methodist Historicai, Society 

E. L. Sells, spoke on the report which was in hand. This report 

was received and the officers and membership confirmed. 

Announcement: The programme for unfinished business was 
set and other announcements made. 

It was agreed to carry through the Agenda as outlined for 
Sunday with the exception of the postponement of the 
reading of the Appointments until after the discussion on the 
report of the Finance Committee and the report of the 
Committee on Changes in Organisation, on Monday. 

Adjournment: After a closing Prayer by P. Nyamukapa the 
Bishop declared the Conference adjourned at 9. 45 p. m. 

Sixth Day, Sunday April 28, 1957 

Dedication of Memorial Bells: A Service was held at 8.30 
a. m. dedicating bells which were given to three of the Churches 
in our Conference: Makosa Church, Mtoko District; Manyika 
Church, Nyadiri District; Chipfatsura Church, Maranke District; 
and the Epworth Theological College where there will be United 
Theological Training. These bells were donated by the Larchon 
Methodist Church, Norfolk, Virginia. 

Ordination Service 

The service began with the singing of Hymn No. 260 
"Kuedza Kwazosvika" and the Bishop led in Prayer. The Con- 
ference sang No. 148 "Ha Kuna Zita Kunga Jesu." The Secretary 
presented those to be ordained, to the Bishop. 

Deacons: Davidson Chikosi, Elijah Chimbganda, Alfred Katsa- 
nde, David Chinogureyi, Ezekiel Matongo. M. Chiza led in 
prayer and a male quartette sang "Unga Gona Here Hama?" 

Elders: Simon Kowo, Jonah Benjamin Kawadza, John Bunyan 
Jijita, Marshall Warne Murphree, Abel Tendekai Muzorewa, 
Samuel Chieza led in prayer, followed by the Benediction. 

Morning Worship and Baptism of Infants: 10.30 a. m. 
The service was begun by the singing of Hymn No. 1. "Mpsvene, 
Mpsvene, Mpsvene." The opening prayer was led by L. Chieza. 
and a solo "The New Jerusalem" was sung by Enock Chieza, 
The Scripture was found in Acts 9:1 - 9, and the male quartette 



134 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

sang a special number "-'In the Garden." 

Infants ot" the following ministers and teachers were baptised:- 
Rev. Chinogureyi, Rev. John Nemaungwe, and R. Ngonyama Jr. 
A trio sang tlie "Love of God." 

Mrs. Ralph E. Dudge was received into the membership of 
the Rukwadzano. 

The following Missionaries who had returned from furlough, 
were presented to the Conference by the Bishop: Mr. and Mrs. 
W. Kinyon, E. Russell, E. Sweeny, and E. de Vries. 

Appreciation for the work that Mr. Anfinsen had done during 
the past five years in our Conference, was expressed by Bishop 
Dodge, and as Mr. & Mrs. Anfinsen leave on furlough the prayers 
and best wishes of the Conference go with them. 

Language School Certificate; Esther Russell, was presented 
with a Certificate recognising that she had completed the 
examinations. 

Bible School Banner: Mtoko Distrist was presented with banner 
for having the best attendance, over seventy, at their Bible School. 
Hymn No. 15, "Baba Wedu, Tinofara" was sung. 

Bishop Dodge spoke on the conversion of Paul and gave his own 
testimony of Christ and what He had done personally for him. 
He spoke of three experiences in his own life which had deter- 
mined the course of his life more than anything else. 

He spoke of the time that he gave his life to Christ and of the 
time he gave himself to Christ to be used of Him whenever He 
might call, and of how his parents when he was a child had 
dedicated him to God and his service. He spoke of the great 
significance of the humble dedication by parents of their children 
to Christ. Bishop Dodge recommended these three experiences 
to all, for man needs a Saviour. We must needs go out and bring 
others into that relationship with Jesus Christ and then follow 
them with our prayers until they seek God's will for themselves. 
He stressed that if we are faithful in this, we shall not have 
a scarcity of ministers and other Christian Workers. 

He again reminded us that the most significant thing for any 
individual to do, is to establish a right relationship to God 
through Jesus Christ, the Saviour. 

Bishop Dodge closed with prayer and Hymn No. 143 "Ndino- 
shama Misi Yese" was sung by the Conference. 
The Service closed with the Benediction. 



DAILY PROOE'EDTNGS n.^ 



Seventh Day, April 29, 1957 

Opening: The Contercnce session opened at 9. 30 a. ni. with 
the singing; of Hymn No. 2 IS '"Ungatora Hako Pasi." J). Ma- 
ndisodza h*d in prayer and Miss Signhild Hervold sang "The 
Love of God." 

Finance Committee 

It was agreed to consider tlie report seriatim and to begin with 

point No. 3. 

No. 3. It was Accepted. 

No. 4. It was adopted with the correction of the word "only' 

to read "•all." 

No. 5. It was accepted. 

No. 6. It was agreed to take a collection from the Conference. 

(A collection was taken and found to be sufficient). 

No. 7. It was agreed that the full-time District Superintendents 

receive their support half from the Conference and half from 

the Circuits. 

Nos. 8, 9 and 10 were adopted. 

No, IL It was agreed to remove the name of any individual and 

insert "Assistant Superintendent of School." and that this case 

be referred to the Executive of the Board of Education. 

No. 12. This statement is only to confirm the action we already 

have in our Conference. 

No. 13. It was agreed that the Committee called for be the 

Executive of the Finance Committee and that the Committee be 

composed of four members instead of five. It was also agreed 

that the word "Children's" be substituted for "family." 

It was agreed to refer this matter to the Committee to report 

back at the next Conference session, with the understanding that 

ministers may send in their recommendations to the Executive 

of the Finance Committee. 

No. 14. It was agreed that No. 14 be deleted. 

No. 15. This statement reiterates our policy that we recommend 

that each Circuit pay £1 annually for relief, for each Accepted 

Supply Pastor employed. 

No. 16. Conference Assessments: 

(a) It was agreed to change the amount for the Episcopal Fund 

to £126. 

(k) The word "assessment" was corrected to read "assistance" and 
the £270 changed to £630. 

(p) The Pension Fund from Churches was changed to £210. 
The total Conference Assessments, amounting to £1,471, was 
accepted. 



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Policy for Supplying Better Transportation for Our 
District Superintendents: 

It was agreed that we accept tho report as a preliminary report 
and proceed to implement the proj^ramme by requesting the 
Budget Committee of the Field Committee together with Exe- 
cutive Committee of the Conference Finance Committee to 
further investigate the securing of funds for vehicles, and the 
running expenses in connection with actions to be taken on the 
proposal at the ensuing Field Committee, and that their findings 
be turned over to an elected permanent Conference Committee 
to implement, with power to act. 

The following Committee was elected: 

Jasper Machiri (Chairman) W. Kinyon, E. L. Sells, E. Chieza, 
P. Hassing, J. Kawadza, Reserves; K. Eriksson, S, Kowo. 

Adjournment: The Conference adjourned at 12:38 p.m. 

Seventh Day, (Afternoon) April 29, 1957 

Opening: The Conference opened with prayer by S. Zuze at 
2:10 p.m. 

Finance Committee: The Executive of the Finance Committee 
was asked to study the problem of housing for African District 
Superintendents and to bring back their findings at the next 
Annual Conference. It was also asked to organise Finance 
Conferences at the time of the African Christian Conventions 
North and South. 

It was suggested by one member of Conference that all of the 
District Superintendents, Ministers, Religious Education workers 
delegates and laymen of our Conference should make a strong 
effort this year to encourage our members to tithe. 

Committee on Changes in Organisation: 

No, 1. It was agreed 

No. 2. With the correction of "five mission stations" to 
read "six mission stations" and "two" members in 
the last three categories instead of "one" the item 
was agreed upon. 

No. 3 and 4 were agreed upon. 

No. 5 was deleted 

No. 6 and 7 were agreed upon. 

No. 8 It was agreed and note made that the Agriculture 
Committee be a committee of the Conference instead 
of the Field Committee. The following Agriculture 
Committee was elected: 



DAILY PROCEEDINGS 137 

L. Blomquist, W. Kitivon, D. Manbock, D. Hickok, 
E. Sisiiiuii, J. PialT, i^.Sn!a!!<>y, 1\H. Roberts, E. 
Nyainboyo. Reserve: H Grillin, L. Miikoiide and 
T. Chimbgaiukt 

The Executive of the Agriculture (-ommittee: 
W. Kiuyon, E. Sisiniai, J. Ptalf, and E. Nyaniboyo, 

No. 10 was agreed upon 

No. 11 was liehl in abeyance 

No. 12 and 13 were accepted 

No. 14 was referred to the Executive of the Board of Educa- 
tion 

No, 15 was accepted 

Food Committee 

It was agreed to set up a Food Committee of six ( 3 African 
and 3 missionaries ) to make a study of a joint Conference 
dining-room. The following Committee was elected: 

Old Umtali Station Hostess Old Umtali Pastor's wife 

Mrs. T.R. Roberts E. Chieza 

Mrs. P, Hassing .Tasper Machiri 

Tea Suggestion: It was suggested that tea might be served just 
outside the Church during Conference session, to facilitate the 
tea interval being reduced to fifteen minutes. 

Term of District Superintendent: It was agreed that we 
limit the length of term of a District Superintendent in one 
District to six consecutive years, with the understanding that 
with a 2/3 vote of the Conference it can be extended to eight 
years, in keeping with the general Conference ruling. 

Recess: The Conference went into Recess at 3:30 p.m. and re- 
convened at 4:25 p.m. 

Public Address System 

A request was made that the matter of a Public Address 
System be referred to the Field Committee. 

Committee on Resolutions 

John Munjoma read the report. It was accepted with the 
change that Conference should begin on Thursday instead of 
Saturday as indicated in the report. 

Next Session of Conference: A suggestion was made to the 
Bishop that Conference begin May 1, 1958. 

Final Adjournment: On motion of E.L. Sells it was voted 
that after the reading of the appointments the Conference takes 
its final adjournment. 



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Language Study 

Dr Stevick spoke on the importance of missionaries studying the 
vernacular aud the need for them being given time for study. 

Announcements: The programme of further Committee meetings 
announced. 

Solo: M.E, Culver sang "This is my Task". 
Appointments: Bishop Dodge read the appointments 
Quartette: a male quartette sang a special number "God be 
with you till we meet again". 

Adjournment: After prayer, Bishop Dodge pronounced the 
Benediction and the Conference stood adjourned (Sine Die) at 
5:40 p.m. 

CERTIFICATE OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE SECRETARY 
This certifies that this volume of the Nineteeth Session of the 
Rhodesian Conference of the Methodist Church held at Old 
Umtali, Southern Rhodesia, April 23-29, 1957, is a complete 
and correct record of the proceedings and reports (which are 
published under VI) and as such was adopted by the action of 
the Conference as its official record. 




President 



XAyvui^ X^.^AZJCC^ 



Secretary 



CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION 
This is to certify that I, Ralph Edward Dodge, a Bishop of 
the Methodist Church, ordained after election by the Rhodesia 
Conference, as Deacons: Elijah Chimbganda, Alfred Katsande, 
Ezekiel Matongo, David Chinogureyi, Davidson Chikosi. 

As Elders: Jonah Kawadza, John B. Jijita, Simon Kowo, 
Davidson Mushapaidze, Nason Madzinga, Abel Muzorewa, Mar- 
shall Warne Murphree - according to the usages and Discipline 
of the Methodist Church. Sunday, April 29, 1957. 

Old Umtali, Southern Rhodesia. 



DISCIPLTNARY QUESTION S 1^9 

PART IV 

DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS 

THE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

The business of the Annual Conference held at Old Umtali, 
Southern Rhodesia, April 23-29, 1957, Bishop Ralph E. Dodge 
presiding: 

A. Organisation and Introductory Reports: 

1. Who are the Officers of the Conference? 

Secretary: E, L. Sells 
Treasurer: R. C. Gates 
Statistician: C. M. Miller 

2. Is the xAnnual Conference incorporated? Yes, see consti- 
tution. 

3. Are the Officers handling funds bonded? No 

4. What is the report of the Programme Committee as to the 
hours of the session, the bar of Conference and the pro- 
gramme accepted as official? The bar of the Conference 
was set according to disciplinary ruling. 

5. Who are the Members of the Boards and Committee? 

See Part II, list of Boards, Commissions and Committees. 

6. Who is elected Lay Conference Leader? Enoch Cliieza. 
What is his report? See Board of Lay Activities Report. 
Who are confirmed as District Leaders? L Kasambira, 
J. P. Muzite, H Mafunga, W. Makunike, M. Chieza, R. 
Gwinya, J. Tsiga, J. Machiri, J. Chingono. 

7. What are the Reports of the District Superintendents as to 
the status of the work within their Districts and suggestions 
for the work of the future? 

See Composite report. Part VI. 

B. Pertaining to Ministerial Relations: 

8. Having made enquiries as to the life and character of the 
Members of the Conference, does the Board of Ministerial 
Qualifications, Training and Relations recommend that 
their lives are such that they be continued in the effective 
ministry? Yes. 

9. Who are the Approved Supply Pastors? R. Gwinya, P. 
Kanonuhwa, W. Masangudza, J. Risinamudzi, J. Makuto, 
K. Mhandu, J. Chirikutsi, J. Dangirwa, P. Machakaire, J. 
Chingono, P. Mabvisa, G. Rakabopa, W. Makunike, N. 



140 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Muskwe, T. Katiyo, P. Kajese, E Matanga, J. Masenda, 
D.M. Katsidzira, L. Kasambira, S. Kanyenze, J. Makande. 
P. Dube. 

10. What Approved Suppy Pastors now under full time Appoint- 
ment are taking the Conference course of study ? 

Same as 9. 

11. Who are recommended to take the course for reception on 
trial ? None. 

12. Who are received on trial ? Obediah Manjengwa. 

13. Who remain on trial ? 

(a) In studies of the first year? None 

(b) In studies of the second year? S. Muzulu. 

(c) In studies of the third year? Obediah Manjengwa. 

(d) In studies of the fourth year ? Robert Goodloe. 

14. Who on trial are discontinued ? None. 

15. Who are received as full Members ? 

Davidson Chikosi, Elijah Chimbganda, Alfred Katsande, 
E. Matongo, D. Chinogurenyi. 

16. What full members are in studies ? 
Same as 15. 

17. What full members have completed studies of the fourth 
year? J. Kawadza, J. Jijita, S. Kowo, D. Mushapaidzi, A. 
Muzorewa, N. Madzinga. 

18. Who have been elected and ordained deacons ? 

(a) As local preachers ? 

(b) As members on Trial in the course of studies? E. 
Chimbganda, A. Katsande, E. Matongo, D, Chinogurenyi. 
D. Chikosi. 

(c) Under Seminary rule ? None. 

19. Who have been elected and ordained elders? 

(a) As local preachers ? None. 

(b) As Conference members in the course of study ? 
Jonah Kawadza, John B. Jijita, Simon Kowo, Davidson 
Mushapaidzi, Nason Madzinga, Abel Muzorewa. 

(c) Marshall Murphree. 

20. Who have had their conference membership terminated? 
None. 

21. What Ministerial members have died during the year? 
None. 



DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS 141 

22. What ministers have retired? 

(a) This year? W. Bourgaize. 

(b) Previous? Philip Chieza, Zachariah Mukombiwa, 
T.A. O'Farrell, G.A. Roberts, Benjamin Katsidzira, David 
Mandisodza, H.I. James, Reginald Ngonyama. 

23. Who are left without appointment to attend school? 
Asbjorn Leikness, Kenneth Harper. 

24- What other notations should be made ? 
A.R. Boucher - Y.M.C.A. 
A.L Mansure - Evansville College. 
L.E. Atkins - World Gosp&l Mission 
J. Nemaungwe - Supernumerary for one year. 

25. What are the reports of the Boards and Committees and 
Secretaries of the Conference ? See Part VI reports. 

26. What is the report of the Conference Statistician ? See 
report. Part VIII. 

27. What is the report of the Conference Treasurer? See 
Report Part VI D. 

28. What is the schedule for the minimum support for 
Pastors? See Salary Scale as adopted by the 1954 
Conference. 

29. What appointment of the Conference Funds are recom" 
mended by the Committee on Finance ? 

(a) For Conference Claimants ? Circuit £5 per annum 

Pastor £2. 10. Od. per annum 

(b) For World Service ? Free Will offering 

(c) For Episcopal Fund ? 2% of the Pastor's cash salary 

(d) For General Administration? Assessed on Membership 

(e) Central Conference Fund ? Assessed on Membership. 
For additional details see Report of the Committee on 
Finance, Part VI. 

30. What are the objectives of the Conference for the coming 
year ? See various reports adopted by the Conference and 
the reports of the Field Committee regarding the five year 
plan in Education. 

31. Where shall the next Conference be held? The next 
Conference will be held at Old Umtali. 



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PART V 

APPOINTMENTS 

The Appointments of The Rhodesia Annual Conference 



NOTE: Heavy Type. . . .Members of the Conlereiice 

Italics Members on trial 

Roman Missionaries and Approved Supply 

Pastors 
( ) Teachers and other workers 

Numbers after the names of members and ministers indicate the number of 
consecutive years of the Appointments. 



MAKONI DISTRICT 
Superintendent: Ovid A. Stine 2 



Superintendent of Schools: 
Women's Work 

Chiduku South Circuit: 



Chitenderano: 

Sharara: 

Cigora: 
Chiduku: 

Chiduku North Circuit: 
Muziti: 

Gurure: 
Rukweza: 
Chinyadzi: 
Chizawana: 



R. 
W. 



Ovid A. Stine 2 
Mava Stine 2 

P. Gurupira 2 

(J. Chirikutsi) Evangelist 

(K. Mhandu) R. E. Worker 

(N. Chiwara, V. Chiwara, 

Nyamapfene, C. Mavawani 

Manyare, P. Moseni) 

(A. Kapenzi, A. Sharara, L 

Mhute, M. Mbodzi, E Zengeni, 

K, Mafuta, G. Gwatidzo) 

(K. Makoi) 

(S. Chiware, W. Kendini, M 

Chigiya, E. Makada) 

A. Muzorewa 2 
(J. Dangirwa) Evangelist 
(K. Mhandu) R. E. Worker 
(M. Mataranyika, E. Makoni. L. 
Mataranyika, A. Magaba, P. Ga- 
dzai, E. Mandizha, J. Matikinyi- 
dze, P. Chigudu, D. Dangare) 
(N. Kapumha, C. Kapumha, E. 
Chiware, J. Munyamanijj 
(Silas Kapfumvuti, J. Shamu, 
I. Mbodzi, A. Dangirwa) 
(J. Karuma, W. Nyabando, C. 
Mupindu) 

(M. Mukuzwazwa, R. Mliere, F. 
Magaba, .J. Rvvodzi) 



APPOINTMENTS 



143 



Gandanzara Circuit; 
Leigh Ranch: 
Zuze: 

Mukahanana: 

Chikoruwo: 
Gandanzara: 

Sherukuru: 

Ndingi: 

Tsikiro: 
Headlands Circuit: 

Arnoldine: 

Chigugu: 

Magura: 

Macheke: 
Chikore - Tanda Circuit: 

Chikore: 
Dererwe: 



MARANK 
Superintendent: 

Superintendent of Schools: 
Women's Work: 
Evangehst: 

Maranke North Circuit: 
Chipfatsura: 



P. Machiri 4 

(J. Kavvadza, J. Mugauri) 

(N. Miti, W. Rundu, M. Mudiwa, 

C. Makomatanda, V. Muchenu, 

A. Kaenda) 

(E. Masikati, D. Machiwenyika, 

M. Mukotekwa, G. Mukotekwa, 

M. Matimba) 

(S. Matimba, Z. Nenge, P. Nya- 

bando, E. Kanengoni) 

(S. Kuwana, N. Mawondo, D. 

Nyamhukutu, W. Maswa, E. Fa- 

rirayi, S. Farirayi, G. Sauramba, 

N. Tsaha) 

(P. Bwawa, H. Mazaiwana, G. 

Mandimutsira, V. Machiwenyika) 

(S. Musikavanhu, NeUia Maripa- 

kwenda) 

(S. Kuture, J. Zuze) 

P. Nyamukapa 2 

(J. Makuto) Evangehst 

(P. Machakaire) R. E. Worker 

(Ozial Kamusoko, D. Makoni, J. 

Mbwizhu) 

(E. Mupotsa, L. Musanjega, D. 

Mpofu, A. Mrewa, P. Sangarwe) 

(R. Mandibya, E. Chitiyo, F. Ka- 

itano, G. Mafema) 

(J. Risinamudzi, L. Zengeni) 

0. Manjenqiva 1 

(P. Machakaire, R. E. Worker) 

(N. Madanhi, D. Mandizha, A. 

Chigugu, S. Dumile, C. Mandi- 

hwe, E. Majeni) 

(P. Machingwa, C. Machiri, E. 

Gwete, F. Madyambudzi) 

E DISTRICT 

Moses Mparutsa 3 

Dean Manbeck 1 
Mrs. M. Mparutsa 
Paul Maviza 

Samuel Munjoma 5 

(E. Machiri, E. Muzhizhizhi, S. 



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Mushunje: 

Mandiambira: 

Zarawa: 

Gonongono; 

Nyika: 

Achnashee: 
Mukuni: 

Chirinda: 

Zumbare: 



Maranke Central Circuit: 
Makomwe: 



Mafararikwa 
Matanda: 



Musiringofa: 

Mutimba: 

Nzwenga: 
Chigonda: 

Gwiiidingwi: 



Munjoma, P. Makare, J. Chiko- 
nzo, J. Dipura, M. Tondoya, M. 
Maranke) 

(O. Chakonda, J. Neganje, C. 
Mundieta, D. Chakandinakira, 
A. Masliingaidze, S. Chieza) 
(H. Matondo, E. Chidzikvve, E. 
Matanga, D. Katsidzira, T. Mu- 
kotekwa) 

(E. Makukunzwa, E. Munjoma, 
A. Matondoh) 

(D. Chirara, J. Sakala, G. Ma- 
ndiambira, S. Maranke) 
(N. Maziti, J. Simango, T. M. 
JNdoro, V. Manjowe) 
To be supplied 

(E. Nyambawaro, A. Machiri, R. 
Muzhizhizhi, W. Mucineuta, W. 
Ngorima) 

(T. Fungirai, G, P. Maringanise, 
S. Madondo, G. Sitole, G. Mu- 
chetwa) 
To be Supplied 

Moses Mparutsa 3 
(C. Nyamwanza, T. Chitsiku, D. 
Matanga, M. Mparutsa, B. Ma- 
shayangombe, L. Matongo, J. 
Chikosi, C. Katso, L. Tsakatsa) 
(E. Murendzwi, K. Muchimwe, 
A. M. Nyambawaro, B. Mure- 
ndzwi, R. Makare, J. Rwanga) 
(E. Gowero, J. Ndebele, E. Mea- 
tshelwa, O. Matengambiri, L. 
Mushunje, L. Baseya, G. Chi- 
ngwende, Livingstone Dembare- 
mba) 

(Pearson Mushunje, A. Mushu- 
nje, D. Gombe, G. Mutasa) 
(J. Zisengwe, S. Chiinze, G. 
Mhlanga, Z. Chidzikwe) 
A. Mataswa, M. Mbodza) 
(B. Mataswa, J. Mlambo, E. Nya- 
ndoro) 
(H. Mahati, N. Mahati) 



APPOTNTMEr^TS 



145 



Murwira: 

Alaranke South Circuit: 
Mutsago: 



Maswaure: 
Masasi: 



Chikuku: 
Betera: 

Maviza and Zvipiripiri: 



(F. Dzemunyase, J, Gwizo) 

Bzekial Matongfo 2 
(Wonder Mutsago, A. Tsakatsa, 
S. Marwa, K. Mutsago, G. Mu- 
tsago, C, Sitole, A. Munjoma, E. 
Mtepfa) 

(W. Mushambi, J. Maswaure, W. 
Mapa, F. Zimuya, L. Mukono) 
(A. Madondo, S. Senga, J. Mu- 
tserepete, Enia Nyamugama, M, 
Nyika) 

(I. Marimbira, E. Maombi) 
(J. Masaka, G. Kusena, T. Sese- 
dza) 
To be supplied 



MREWA DISTRICT 
Superintendent: Jonah Chitombo i 



Superintendent of Schools: 



Religious Education Worker: 
Women's Work: 

Mrewa Mission: Chairman: 
Howard Memorial Church: 
Central Primary School: 

Principal: 

Headmaster: 

Staff: 



Lower Primary School: 
Superintendent: 
Staff: 



Community School: 



CM. Miller (until Dec. 31, then 
E.L. Sells and two assistants to 
be appointed) 
(W. Masangudza) 
(Mrs. Chitombo) 

E. L. Sells 2 

Davison Mushapaidze i 

E. L. Sells 3 
A. Dangarembga 
(B. Ruwodo, K. Ziwa, J. Kaisa, 
S. Dangarembga, R. Choto, P. 
Maguga, O. Mupunga, E. Chieza, 
M. Mavurume, M. Chirimuuta, 
A. Machakaire, G. Mandizha, J. 
Patsanga, L. Mupindu, Mrs. Sells 
Mrs. Nyemba, T. Chitanda, J. 
Kanyongo, H, Patsanza, B. Ma- 
swaure) 

E. L. Sells 

(T. Thompson, W. Kawadza, 0. 
Musingwini, Mrs. Munyukwi, 
Mrs, Chidzikwe, J. Chitima) 
(K. Ziwa) 



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Nurse: 

Girls' Boarding: 

Boys' Boarding: 

Mrewa North Circuit: 
Dandara: 



Inyangui: 

Matututu: 

Muchinjike; 



Nyamashato: 



Zaranyika: 



Chingono: 



Mrewa South Circuit: 
Chamapango: 



Chanetsa: 
Hokodzi: 

Mazienike: 

Darangwa: 



Mrewa East Circuit: 
Supply Pastor: 
Chiguri: 

Chitate: 
Dapandowe: 
Mrewa Kraal: 



(R. Muranda) 

Mrs. Sells (Mrs. Chita nda) 

(J. Kurewa) 

Wilson Mandisodza 5 

(E. Kuture, M. Bomba, A. Huni- 

dzarira, E. Huni, J. Mutsipa, E. 

Karangura) 

(Tamai Matinde, L. Kawishi, 

K. Magadzire, T. Cliiware) 

(E. Macliiya, P. Mapuranga, J, 

Gwara) 

(J. Kanyimbo, G. Mutambana- 

dzo, T. Ganya, M. Gogodo, P. 

Chinnerira, D. Mugomeza, H. 

Chiwengwa) 

(B. Chikoore, J. Chasia, E. Chi- 

koore, R. Musoni, B. Tsiga, J. 

Makurnbe) 

(I. Myezvva, O. Hwayerera, W. 

Nyamadzawo, K. Nyamhandu) 

(I. Kambarami, J. Hunidzarira, 

F. Chikazhe, E. Hunidzarira) 

Hosea Katsidzira 20 

(S. Nyemba, B. Katuruza, T. 

Karumazondo, E. Nyemba, L. 

Chifuru, H. Marikano, A. Chi- 

musoro) 

(S. Nyati, J. Dzanya, T. Chipete) 

(G. Shaba, G. Gwata, E. Masho- 

nganyika, F. Makore, J.Katonha) 

(H. Shokobishi, D. Matamba. M. 

Nyateka) 

(Alick Mwandira, T. Gwara, E. 

Jeje, B. Rukundo, R. Muche- 

mwa) 

Jonah Kawadza q 
Jotham Risinamudzi 
(B. Chikoore, D. Gareta, E. Chi- 
koore, J.Banamombe, K.Kasawi) 
(W. Huni, E. Mombeshora) 
(O. Chigudu, J. Chiwayi) 
(E. Moyo, S. Musara, S. Chiri- 
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Mtisi: 

Gumbanjera: 
Jekwa: 



Masunzwe: 

Cliinenga: 

Karumazondo: 



Mrewa West Circuit: 
Kambarami: 



Rupange: 



Mutowaiii: 
Nyamatumbu: 



Shamu: 
Mhembere: 

Zengenene: 



Matizanhaw) 

(W. Chirowainango, P. Mudzi- 

ngvva, B. Masamba. R. Chiwara, 

D. Mukarakate) 

(L. Nyanjaha, Anion Taurayi, E. 

Musasa, G. Zaranyika, L. Gutu) 

(A. Chiwara, F. Zinyeniba, M. 

Chidzondo, B. Mukurazhizha, A. 

Gatsi, T. Gvvara) 

(H. Dzumbunuhu, J. Sakutukwa) 

(N. Kapenzi, S. Choto) 

(D. Chipete, B. Hokonya) 

Daniel Makuto I 

(K. Musuka, D. Chiromo, M. 

Rusike, C. Borerwe, C. Shambi- 

ra, K. Rusike) 

(T. Kambarami, C. Kanyasa, J. 

Miingoyo, R. Chirimumimba, D. 

JNonrodzi, J. Matamba) 

(M. Maswaure, E. Garwe) 

(B. Kasaro, R. Hakata, E. Ka- 

chuvva, M. Dikito, L. Gororo, 

S. Nyamatumbu, P. Chiweshe) 

(F. Kadenga, E. Chimukoko) 

(T. Chikanya, E. Maponga, M. 

Mukahadzi) 

(W. Marembo, E. Dzanya, E. 

Diza, A. Katuruza) 



MUTAMBARA DISTRICT 
Superintendent: Kare Eriksson 3 



Superintendent of Schools: 
Religious Education Worker: 
Women's Work: 
Mutambara Mission: Chairman: 

Agricultural Programme 

Director: 

Principal of Schools: 

Central Primary School: 
Headmistress: 
Staff: 



T. R. Roberts 1 
(R. Gwinya) 
Mrs. K. Eriksson 
K. Eriksson 

K. Eriksson 
K. Eriksson 

Q. Otto 2 (until Jan. i, 1958) 
(K. Sitole, M. Bofu, R. Rugayo, 
.T. Nyanhanda, R. Mwedzi, B. 
Mupingo, S. Mahomed, P. Mu- 
diwa, E. Sisimayi, S. Mashingai- 



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Teacher Training: 

Headmistress: 

Staff: 
Dispensary and Maternity: 
Directress of Girls' Work: 

Mutambara Reserve: 



Mutambara East: 
Matendeudze: 



Chiramba: 

Nyambeya: 

Mudima: 

Munyebvu: 

Dunhu: 



Mutambara West' 
Chakowa: 



Nechitina: 

Hot Springs: 

Matsororo: 

Chayemiti: 



Sliinja: 



Bvumbura: 

Nyanyadzi: 
Nyanyadzi: 



dze, M, Gwitira, V. Mauwa, 
L. Mukonde, E. Mukonde) 

V. Otto I 

E. Roberts, E. Roed 

E. Sweeney 1 

M.Deyo (until Jan.l then G.Otto) 

(P. Dube, A. Munjoma, L. Janga- 
no, T. Ndongvve, M. Gwitira, S. 
Mutari, W. Munjoma) 

Davison Chikosi 2 

(E. Mukonde, G. Mukonde, 0. 

Mufudza, Z. Sitole, J. Mtetwa, 

K. Mandota, S. Mafunga) 

(E. Marembo, M. Marembo, S. 

Musimwa, E. Sisimayi) 

(J. Mapimbiro, E. Marembo, M. 

Rugayo) 

(P. Chikuri, A. Mupikata) 

(T Chinzende) 

(E. Musariarwa, A. Mhlanga, P. 

Matsikenyeri, R. Siduna) 

Silas Kasambira 6 
(A. Hlahla, H. Dzambo, F. Mhe- 
ngu, I. Mugebe, E. Mtisi, D. 
Kasambira) 

(S. Masenga, A. Kasambira, T. 
Mudzimwa, I. Padenga,) 
(B. Mutezo, E. Kakombo) 
(E. Makamanzi, E. Makamanzi) 
(A. Magwere, A. Sigauke, G. 
Sibanda, M. Pedzeni, B. Munjo- 
ma, P. Tofa, K. Mufudza) 
(L. Munjoma, M. Muraisi, E. 
Tiengane, S. Ngwenya, S. Muka- 
ngara, A. Chidiriro) 
(I. Makamanzi) 

Jaci<son Ruffayo 6 
(J. Chatema, F. Chatema, M. 
Gwityira, E. Mutambara, A. Ziu- 
ya, B. Rugayo, R. Rugayo, E. 
Ziuya, E. Nkomo, S. Musamira- 
pamwe, E. Mushiri, N. Magobe- 
ya, J. Mlambo, D. Baiigani, G, 



APPOINTMENTS 



149 



Chitinha: 
Dirikwe: 



Chiremba) 

(P. Dzitiro, M. Sitole, E. Makwe- 

yana) 

(A. Kombo, R. Rhumhezo) 



NYADIRI DISTRICT 
Superintendent: Jonah Chitombo 4 



Superintendent of Schools: 
Asst. Supt. of Schools: 
Religious Education Worker: 
Women's Work: 
Nyadiri Mission: 
Chairman: 

Church: 

Principal of Schools: 

Agricultural Programme 
Director: 

Central Business Office Mgr.: 
Washburn Memorial Hospital 

Director: 

Chaplain: 

Staff: 



Teacher Training: 
Headmistress: 
Staff: 

Practising School: 
Staff: 



Central Primary: 
Headmaster: 
Staff: 



M. W. Murphree I 
Mrs. M. W. Murphree 
(E. Mutanga) 
Mrs. Chitombo 

B. Smalley (then M.W. Murphree 
until arrival of H, Griffin I ) 
John B. Jijita I 
Miss S. King (until arrival of 
H. Griffin) 

B. Smalley (then J. Schevinius 
until arrival of H. Griffin I ) 
Elizabeth Griffin 1 

Dr. M. Piburn 5 

Elia Jangano 2 

Margit Johansson, Jenny Larsen, 

Ruth Lind, Mrs. J. Schevinius (T. 

Kuture, J. Kolowa, C. Munjo- 

ma, L. Chiweshe, D. Mandiringa) 

Frances Hackler 

Evelyn de Vries (J. Makawa) 

(W. Marima) 

(J. Matanhire, T. Chimbganda, 

A. Mawanda, J. Kamusikiri, A. 

Gwatidzo, M. Mayibaya, M. M. 

Chivvara, G. Nyamubaya, D. 

Mucha) 

(D. Sadza) 

(J. Makawa, B. Jambga, E. Mu- 
sumhi, N. Masedza, G. Mashonga- 
mhende, J, Choto, P. Nyamuba- 
ya, B. Mabvuta, L. Chikoto, N. 
Madanhi, E. Museka, A. Nhe- 
weyembga C. Nhehweyembwa) 



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Boys' Boarding: 
Directress of Girls' Work: 



B. Smalley, then M.W. Murphree 
(until arrival of H. Griffin) 
Miss S. King 



Maramba-Pfung 


:we Circuit: 




Pastor: 




Nason Madzinga I 


Evangelist: 




Philemon Kajese 


Maramba: 




(S. Chihwai, J . Kaundikidza, W. 
Mutata, M. Chimbwanda, M. 
Mutasa) 


Chitsungo: 




(L. Chiutsi, T. Mandaza) 


Dindn: 




(A. Tahongai, J. Mushori, D. Da- 
nhama) 


Mutata: 




(J. INyamapfene) 


Kafura: 




(G. Chikanya, R. Dzemwa) 


Uzumba North 


Circuit: 


Amon Kajese 5 


Evangelist: 




Nicholas Muskwe 


Cliipfunde: 




(E. Ndhlovu, S. Furusa, A. Chi- 
konye) 


Chikuhwa: 




(M. Masiku, S. Katiyo, T. Musasa, 
M. Kasuso, A. Sarirana, F. Ma- 
kore) 


Mashambanaka: 


(I. Nyakambangwe, L. Nyanu- 






ngo, J. Chitimbe, A. Dzemwa, W. 






Buwu) 



Uzumba South Circuit: 
Machekera: 

Kaseke: 
Chitimbe: 



Zanga: 
Chikwira: 



Nyadiri Circuit: 
Evangelist: 
Manyika: 



Amon Kajese 6 

(L. Kazingizi, S. Zimonte, D. 

Musonza, P. Gosha) 

(A. Makawa, D. Kagoro, E. Jijita) 

(A. Hlekisana, S. Chigodoro, T. 

Hlekisana, L. Marima, M. Katsa- 

nde, C. Mhondah, I. Mupayah, 

C. Chitimbe, E. Mutasa, W. Gas- 

sella, H. Mabwinye) 

(N. Kandemiri, E. Chakauya, G. 

Hlekisana) 

(M. Samushonga, J. Kanodeweta, 

T. Kandemiri) 



4 



David Chinogureyi I 
Titus Katiyo 
(N. Kaseke, E. Ngonyama, E. 
Kondo, N. Kagande, E. Chi- 
ngwena, K. Magwawani, N. Kase- 
ke, A. Madawu) 



APPOINTMENTS 



151 



Cliitlodo: 

Mugabe 

Matsenga: 

Musanhi: 

Karirabika: 
Nyamasanga: 



Nyadiri East Circuit: 
Kagande: 

Nyakabau: 



Gurure: 

Nyamakope: 

Chiiidenga: 

Manhemba: 
Medical Extension: 



(C. Nyaniande, S. Chahvvanda, P. 

Gororo, P. Nyaniakura, T. Nlie- 

ngu) 

(M. Mudarikwa, C. Katiyo, L. 

Karumazoiido, R. Kaseke) 

(P. Mhlanga, C. Mhlanga, G. 

Nyaniakura) 

(D. Denga, 1. Karumazondo, A. 

Denga, R. Musk we, F. Mushaya- 

hembe, D. Musonza, W. Kanyai, 

H. Chibaro) 

(R. Gweshe, S. Muskwe, E. Bvu- 

nzawabaya) 

(D. Mukusha, S. Muskwe, C. Ta- 

kabinga) 

Nason Chigubu I 

(J. Gurure, L. Ngwena, P. Nya- 

kanyanga, K. Kanyongo) 

(E. Kativu, M. Chirowodza, D. 

Nyamakura, G. Chirowodza, P. 

Kusemwa) 

(B. Chingwena, P. Kufakwedeke 

M. Mupayah, M. Matsika, E. 

Karumazondo) 

(A. Rusike, P. Dzwengwe, M. 

Rusike, E. Tiriboyi, E. Rinho- 

mota) 

(P, Chimbwanda, E. Kondo, T. 

Nyakabau, M. Matsika, R. Da- 

nga, S. Makuto) 

(T. Njoromora, L. Nkomo, S. 

Kaipereke) 

P. W. Jones 2 

(E. Mukurazhizha, J. Majunei, 

J. Chatikobo, J. Kambarami, E. 

Munjoma) 



MTASA DISTRICT 
Superintendent: Luke Chieza 2 



Superintendent of Schools: 
Asst. Supt. of Schools: 
Women's Work: 

Nyakatsapa Circuit: 
Evangelist: 



Wallace Kinyon 1 
(Isaac Musamba) 
Mrs. Chieza 

Samuel Muzulu '2 
Gilbert Rakabopa 



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Nyakatsapa: Headmaster: 
Staff: 



Shakuyu: 
Vumbunu: 

Zinyembe: 
Rupinda: 



Maguwa: 
Wengo: 
Nyatoro: 
Nyamukwarara: 



Inyanga North Circuit: 
Samaiiga: 

Buwu: 

Inyanga Village: 
Nyautare: 



Ezekiel Makunike 

(E. Nyamapfene, B. Mazaiwana 

J. Ranga, H. Chiunda, B. Ma- 

bvudza. P. Mandisekwe, W. Ma- 

sara, D. Tarumbwa, S. Machi- 

wana, A. Chiunda, O. Matemba, 

A. Nyambayo) 

(B. Nezomba, J. Chidawanyika) 

(E. Musuka, R. Karumbidza, A. 

Nyambayo, B. Madenyika) 

(L. Kasiyamhuru, E. Makunike) 

(M. Mukambachaza, A. Chiku- 

hwa, J. Chitonho, E. Dangare, 

C. Mupungah, M. Dozwa) 

(B. Chidawanyika) 

(E. Chikumbu, N. Dozwa) 

To be supplied 

(A. Sauramba, M. Shenje, I. Mu- 

dehwe) 

A. Katsande 3 

(D. Chimbadzwa, J. Vumbunu, 

C. Bunya) 

(Z. Manditsera, N. Maramba) 

(To be supplied) 

(L. Nyakatawa) 



Peniialonga — Mundenda Circuit: Jonah Machiri 3 



Penhalonga: 
Mundenda: 



Marara: 
Mt. Jenya: 

Mandiambira, Chikanga, 
Battery Spruit Mountain 
Home, Harvey: 
Odzi: 

Glenada: 



Honde Circuit; 

District Evangelist: 



(T. Golowa, J. Golowa) 
(J. Gonye, M. Gonye, M. Chi- 
mbadzwa, D. Chidzikwe, P. Mu- 
rauro, E.Chikodzi, J. Mazaiwana) 
(J. Maunze, C. Nheta) 
(C. Nduna, N. Nduna, S. Mashi- 
ngaidze, S. Shiri) 



To be supplied 

(D. Nhunhama, L. Mangere, D. 

Chikwawawa, P. Chidawanyika) 

(L. Zimonte, M. Mazauwana, E. 

Ruwonde, M. Sandu, L. Katsaru- 

ware) 

(S. Kanyenze) 
D. M. Katsidzira 



APPOINTMENTS 



153 



Supply Pastor: 
Hoiide River School 



Gatsi: 



Mandeya: 

Muparutsa: 

Zindi: 



(I. Madenyika, Evangelist) 
E. Dzoin I, B. INyatoti, K. Shenje 
P. (^hiuiida, il. Mundembe, 1. 
Nyambayo) 

(L. Kasambira, Evangelist) 
(W. Sitole, P.Kurehwatira, I^ Ma- 
kunike, E. Miitata, G. Chirewa) 
(J. Nyamuiiokora, Evangelist) 
(S. Mutamangiro, Evangelist) 
(To be supplied) 



Old Umtali Mission: 
Chairman: 
Vice Chairman: 
Ehnes Memorial Church: 
Pastor: 

Assistant Pastor: 
Theological Seminary: 



Hartzell Training School: 
Principal: 
Secretary: 
Central Primary School: 

Headmaster: 

Staff: 



Secondary School: 
Headmistress: 
Staff: 



Teacher Training: 
Headmistress: 
Staff: 



I. Jansen 1 
(G. Kapenzi) 

M. Cbiza (till July) J Chidzikwe I 
(after July) 

D. L. Sherertz 3 

7?. Good/oe Principal 1 
R. C. Gates 1 
J. Chidzikwe 
Mrs. P. Hassing 

I. W. Jansen 1 
Mrs. L Jansen 1 

(G. Kapenzi) 

(W. Kodzai, M. Ngonyama, R. 

Zwinoira, J. Kapenzi, O. Mu^^uka, 

J. Munjoma, L. Mandizha, S. 

Muranda) 

E. Parks 1 

M. Taylor, (R. Ngonyama, S. Tso- 
potsa) B. Averitt, D. Hickok, (Z. 
Gwanzura) Mrs. Gazeley (from 
Jan. '58) 

L. Pfaff, (Dec. '57) 
Miss Sawyer (untiliune '57) R. 
Bartholomew, (until July '57) 
V.Otto, (until Dec. 1957), Mrs. 
Goodloe, Mrs. Gazeley (from July 
to December, 1957) M. Wakata- 
ma f rotii August '57. Headmaster 



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Practising School: 
Head teacher: 
Staff: 



Boys' Industriah 



Girls' Industrial: 

Fairfield: Directress of Girls' 

Work: 

Boarding Mistress: 

Fairfield Farm: 

Rhodesia Mission Press: 

Woodland Farm: 

Medical Work: 



Babyfold: 

Maintenance and Service: 
Fairfield Maintenance: 
Women's Work: 
Secretarial Work: 
Children's Work: 



from Jan. 1958,) 
Jan. 1958 



Aldrich from 



I 



(K. Chikwinya) 

(Mrs Chikwinya, B. Matiziba, 
Mrs. Matiziba, R. Nyika, W. 
Tauro, Mrs. Maenzanise, Mrs. D. 
Maenzanise, N. Chikuni, Mrs. 
Mukuze) 

(E. Sukhuma, T. Nhiwatiwa, R. 
Makoni, E. Msabaeka, C. Mu- 
dimbu) 

S. Hervold (until Dec. 1958) 
(T. Mutsago, Mrs. Kodzai) 

J. Pfaff 4 

(E. Samudzimu, R. Nyika) 

(T. Chieza) D. Hickok 

E. Matzigkeit 2 

Blomquist I 

A. Whitney (in charge) 

(R.Nyamwanza, G. Usore, J. Mu- 

radzikwa, N. Kandi, V. Gweshe) 

(Clara Chimbodza) 

P. Maenzanise 

D. Maenzanise 

Mrs. P. Hassing 

Mrs. E. Matzigkeit 

Mrs. D. L. Sherertz 



Superintendent: 



Assistant Superintendent 

Superintendent of Schools 

Assistant Superintendent 

Secretary 

Manager of Book Store 



MTOKO DISTRICT 
Kenneth Choto 2 (until leaves for study then 
Griffin) 
S. Kowo I 
B. Higgs 1 
K. Choto 1 
Mary. P. Higgs 
(H. Mafunga) 



Religious Education Worker: (Jairus Masenda) 



Women's Work 
Nyamuzuwe Mission: 
Chairman: 

Principal - Central Primary 
Boys' Boarding 



(Janet Choto) 

B. Higgs 

B. Higgs (beginning Jan. 1) 

B. Higgs 



APPOINTMENTS 



155 



Directress of (Girls' Work: 
Mtoko South Circuit; 
Mtoko 

Principal: 

Headmaster: 

Staff 



Chitekwe: 



Katsukunya: 

Muswaire: 

Tsiga: 
Mudzonga: 



Mtoko East Circuit: 

Chatiza: 

Makosa: 



Bondamakara: 

Masango: 

Kawere: 

Katavinya, Katsande, Musa 
nhi, Nyamakosi 

Mtoko North Circuit: 
Kowo: 



Esther Russell (beginning Jan 1.) 
Simon Kowo 1 

B. Higgs 1 

(J. N. Muskwe) 

(J. Njagu, T. Kurima, G. Psvu- 

ura, J. Mufambi, H. Katedza, 

E. Makoni, T. Nyanyivva, M. 

Tsiga, E. Chinake, S. Amos, H. 

Mafunga, M. Magurenje, D. Mu- 

njoma, L. Psvuura) 

(S. Kundishora, G. Mutsatsa. N. 

Chitekwe, M. Kowo, G. Kapende, 

D. Chimusoro, N. Kanyongo, R. 
Dangarembizi, P. Mutanga, T. 
Chifodya) 

(L. Mtengo, J. Mazarura, T. Mvu- 
dudu, S. Mugomeza, M. Mtengo, 
M. Chingwena) 

(A. Cliaparadza, K. Kawazwa, E. 
Mvududu, C. Mvududu, F. Chi- 
ngwena) 

(T. Kanyasa, C. Matuso, A. Ka- 
nyasa) 

(J. Ntuli, J. Munjoma, E. Mus- 
kwe, K. Munjoma, S. Chikati, B. 
Muskwe) 

Elisha Kuwana [ 
(S. Makawa, E. Moses, R. Maka- 
wa, S. Kasvowe, M. Chiwanza) 
(Langton Chikukwa, S. Mrewa, 

E. Mufunde, R. Karimbika, H. 
Chinogureyi, J. Makore, C. Ma- 
kaza) 

(Z. Magunde, J. Magunde, D. 

Nyamukondiwa, R. Tsiga, E, 

Pasipamire, P. Chiripanyanga) 

(F. Chagwedera, S. Chikore, E. 

Chagwedera) 

(G. Chapara, S. Chiwaya, S. Ma- 

dzande, C. Mvududu) 



(To be SuppUed) 

Elisha Chimbg^anda I 

(A. Chigonda, A. Hwema, 



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Chikati, I. Pemba, M. Madimu- 

tsa, B. Gurure) 
Chimkopa: (H. Mutize, E. Rinomhota, B. 

Shumba, G. Mvembe, J. Mutize) 
Chifamba: (Elia Katsande, W. Gambara, K. 

Makwiranzou, C. Mukuna) 
Kawazwa, Madimutsa, Mase- 
nda, Nyamakope, Utonga, 
Chindoko, Kabasa, Tarewa: (To be Supplied) 
African Missionary Society: Solomon Zuze 3 

Chikwizo Circuit : 

Chikwizo: (Terrieza Masvaure, Mavis Ma- 

susa, J. Sile, W. Tiriboyi) 
Nyamvurachen, Rwenya, 
Mbingisa, Nyamande (To be Supplied) 

UMTALI -ZIMUNYA DISTRICT 

Superintendent of Schools: R, C. Qates 2 
Secretarial and District Women's 
Work: Mrs. R. C. Gates 

Umtali Urban Area: 

St. Andrew's Church and 

European Circuit: Ivan Carson I (to Dec. 31) 

Miller Memorial Church and 

Circuit: Pastor: J. M. Chimbadzwa 4 

Assistant: Nason Dilcanifuwa I 

Evangelist: Philemon Dube 

Christian Centre: 
Director: E. J. Aescliliman to Dec. 31 then 

C. m. Miller 
Associates: Mrs. E. J. Aeschliman then Mrs. 

C. M. Miller 

Esther Russell to Dec. 31 then S. 
Hervold 

(D. Kasambira, S. Chikukwa, N. 
Dikanifuwa) 
Council of Co-odination: 

Chairman: E. J. Aeschliman to Dec. 31 then 

R. C. Qates 

J. M. Chimbadzwa, D. Kasambi- 
ra, Mrs. T.J.C. West, Ivan Carson 
Nason Dikanifuwa 
African Girls' Hostel: Mrs. T. j. C. West 

Assistant: (Mrs. Harriet Malianga) 



APPOINTMENTS 



157 



Zimunya North Circuit; 

Cliitakatira: 



Gwese: 

Mt. Dangare: 

Muradzikwa: 



Rowa: 



Vumba: 

Zimunya South District: 
Chitora: 



Dambakurimwa: 
Derembge: 

Dzobo: 



Mambgere: 
Munyarari: 



M 



urare: 



Muromo: 



Enoch Munjoma 4 
(M. Nyagura, O. Zamba, W. 
Mwedzi, V. Chitenderu, M. Chi- 
lenderu, M. Chairuka, E. Sitole) 
(P. Chitenderu, G. Ndidzano, K. 
Guhlaiiga, L. Mahlanza) 
(A.Gowero, C. Matanga, C. Sitole, 
M. Parwehosi, I. Mutetwa) 
(J. Madhlayo, A. Madhlayo, G. 
Matiashe, H. Kamupungah, M. 
Chitenderu, M. Charwadza, R. 
Chitenderu, L. Saungweme) 
(J. Nduna, S. Murigwa, H. Mu- 
cucu,J. Mwedzi, W.Muzarawetu) 
J, Nduna (Ministerial App.) 
(Amon Bepete, E. Shundai) 

Johnson Maramba 3 

(G. Munyamana, E. Shiridzino- 

mwa, P. Chikotosa, L. Mhizha, 

T. Bepete, R. Muradzikwa) 

(M. Murare, T. Murare, A. Mu- 

rangwa) 

(S. Mutanga, A. Rusero, A. Mu- 

riro Sitole, J. Sisimayi, A. Mupi- 

nda, R. Chikosi) 

(D. Betterman, C. Gutukunu- 

hwa, D. Chihambakwe, S. Muda- 

bura) 

(D. Musiyarira, B. Kaihiri) 

(K. Muvunja, A. Nkomo, G. 

Chiwenda, M. Musamirapamwe, 

E. Musabayana, S. Muzulu) 

(N. Ndidzano, W. Mutenga, M. 

Bandura, B. Mudombozi, L. Gu- 

ndumura) 

(E. Mvumi, T. Mujeni, E. Mu- 

ndondo, S. Chipiro) 



SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS 
I. Scholars Studying Abroad 

African Committee Scholarship - Rev. and Mrs, Martin Chiza 
Crusade Scholarship for Medicine - Elisha Mutasa 
Crusade Scholarship for Medicine - Reginald Ngonyama 
W. D. C. S. Travel Scholarship - Mrs. Reginald Ngonyama 

Experienced Pastor's Scholarship for Drew - Rev. K. Choto (Aug.) 



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II. Correspondents 
African Christian Advocate 
European Newspaper 
Bantu Papers 
Methodist Women 
World Outlook 
The Story 



Mary Higgs 2 
Everett Matzigkeit 
A. Dangarembga 
Mildred Taylor 2 
E. Matzigkeit 2 
E. Kinyon 1 



III. Special Assignments on the Field 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop 

Conference Secretary of Evangelism 

Conference Secretary for Temperance 

Conference Director of Christian Education 

Supervisor of Building Construction: 

Associate Builder Nyadiri & Nyamuzuwe 

Rural Dispensaries in N. Region 

Rural Dispensaries in S. Region 

Conference Nutritionist 

Shona Language School - Directress 

Land Conservationist 

Conf . Director of Lay & Youth Activities: 

Girls' Hostel 

M. Y. F. Counsellor 

Extension Bible Schools and Visitation 



Editor of Senior Sunday School Lessons: 



Per Massing 2 

M. W. Murphree 2 

M. Ball 2 

M. Stine thenM. Ball 

Cecil West 4 

J Schevinius 1 

P. W. Jones 2 

Ruth Hanson 1 

Clara Nutting 1 

Ila Scovill 2 

W. Kinyon 1 

(E. Chieza) Jan. 1 '58 

(Mrs. West) 

O. Stine 1 

iVliss L. Tubbs to Sept. 

then M. Ball, Miss H. 

Waeni, Miss C. Ka- 

dzura, Miss R. Munjo- 

ma. 

R. Goodloe Jr. 



P. Hassing 3 
E. Kinyon 1 
Administrative Assistant 



IV. Representatives of the Board 
Field Treasurer: 
Secretary to Field Treasurer: 
Legal Representative to the Board: 

V. Ecumenical Appointment 

Representatives to Executive Committee of Christian Convention:- 
E.L. Sells. 

Representatives to Government Education: Advisory Council- 
Administrative Assistant 

Fraternal Delegates to the Synod: O. Stine, L. Chieza, G. Kapenzi, 
E. de Vries. 
Representative to Beira Committee: R.C. Gates 

VI. Going on Furlough 

Culvers, Smalleys, Anfinsens, Carrs, M.J. Murphrees, L. Pfaff, M. 
Deyo, E. Aeschlimans 



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VII. Related Sister Organisations: 

Y.M.C.A. A. Boucher 2 

Evansville College A. L. Mansure I 

World Gospel Mission L. E. Adkins 

VIII. Left without appointment to attend school: K. Harper 1 

A. Leiknes 2 

IX. Language Study 

Until completion of prescribed course: 

Mr. and Mrs. John Schevinius, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Kinyon, 

Miss Elma Ashby, Miss Elsie Roed, Miss Marcia Ball. 

For Specified period: — 

Rev. and Mrs. 0. Stine, - Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. 

Mr. and Mrs. T. Roberts - whenever possible before end of the 

Conference year. 

PART VI 

A. REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS 

Conference Claimants 

Education 

Religious Education and Youth Work 

Schools 

Community Life and Home 

Evangelism 

Lay Activities 

Medical Activities 

The Ministry 

Temperance 

Publications 

Commission on Worship and Music 

CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS 1956-57 
Ministers Pension Paid Out 

Philip Chieza £10.15.0d. ^ year. Benjamin Katsidzira £10.15.0d. 

^ year. David Mandisodza £10.15. Od. ^ year. Thomas Maranke 

£20. 0. Od. Whole year Zachariah Mukombiwa £8.15. Od. Part 

of year Reginald Ngonyama £10. 15. Od. ^ year. 

Widows of Ministers: 

Mrs. Lydia Darikwa £8. 1. 3d. ~ year. Mrs. Edith Kapenzi 

£6. 0. Od. i year. 

Accepted Supply Pastors: 

Thomas Kamusono £6. 0. Od. Whole year Daniel Chitenderu 

(£12) Nothing, as he had received all 1955 - 56 for this past 

year. 



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No other claim has come to the Committee for this year. 

Patron Nyamukapa. 

EDUCATION 
Religious Education 

A. Panel 

A brief review of Religious Education in the Rhodesian 
Conference. 

1. Pre-school: It is very important for Christian families 
to realise that they must lay good foundations for Christian 
living in the lives of their children when they are very 
young. 

Our Children's Club is called the Happiness Club. From 
it have grown up several other children's Clubs, namely 
the Banana Club in Wembo Nyama, Central Congo, one at 
Chikwizo, one at Nyamutumbu, one at Mutsago, one at 
Muziti, one at Mrewa Kraal and one at Arnoldine Farm. 
In our Clubs we teach the children to play happily together, 
and to share the toys, and we also have a little service with 
them, when we teach them Bible stories and Bible verses 
and hymns. We have received many toys and dolls from 
Christian friends in America and we are sharing these gifts 
with all the clubs. 

2. Religious Instruction in School: In order to know and 
do the Will of God, 30,000 children are receiving daily 
religious instruction, taught by 875 teachers in the schools 
throughout our Conference. 

Every teacher in training receives instruction in Bible 
classes during both years of training, as well as instruction 
in Methods of Bible Teaching and six weeks of supervised 
teaching of Bible along with other subjects in the Practis- 
ing School. 

In the first year of Teacher Training at Old Umtali, an 
additional course of training for Sunday School Teachers 
is given, with practical teaching assignments in the 
Junior and Senior Sunday Schools on the Mission and on 
surrounding farms, every Sunday. In the 2nd year of 
training a course in Pastoral Methods is given, and we hope 
this year to resume a former practice of occasional Sunday 
visits to out-stations, by small groups as a practical assign- 
ment in preaching and conducting of Church Services. 
Often when people are asked about their becoming Christ- 
ian, they tell that their first contact with Christianity was 
through the schools. We are very thankful for freedom 
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Government schemes are being provided, we are at liberty 
to use our own schemes if we so desire. Not only is religi- 
ous instruction in Bible periods allowed and expected, 
but the Government Junior School syllabus asks that such 
"permeate the whole school". 

3. Sunday Schools: Throughout our Conference there are 
approximately 1,344 groups of people meeting regularly 
each week, for Sunday School. The average attendance 
every Sunday in our Sunday Schools is about 20,000. 

To help the leaders in our Sunday Schools, Institutes have 
been conducted in various districts. A system of distribut- 
ion of Sunday School materials has been set up whereby 
each Station may have a bag of materials which can be 
replenished quarterly. Thousands of pictures, attendance 
cards, leaflets, books with help for teachers, have been 
made available through this system. 

4. Sunday School Materials and the All-Africa Religious 
Education Conference: An important step was made help- 
ing folks to know and to do the Will of God when the 
six-year cycle of sessions was prepared for Sunday Schools 
by a special Committee of the Rhodesia Conference. 

The material that was prepared within the Conference 
was for two age levels, adults and juniors. Great advance 
was made with the 1958 Junior Sessions. This fine set of 
sessions was written by Africans with European Assistants. 
All African Sunday School Curriculum. Old Umtali 
was once more a historical spot when it entertained the 
most representative Conference ever held in Africa. 
Africans and Europeans representing 17 different countries 
in Africa, and over 100 Church bodies met for three 
weeks, to consider the urgency of a Sunday School scheme 
to meet the spiritual needs of the people. 
This new scheme promises for everyone, young and old, 
educated or not, an interesting, informative and inspiring 
adventure. 

The Conference dealt with all phases of religious work in 
relation to African life. One of the important develop- 
ments was the introduction of Sunday School lessons, to 
meet all age groups - beginners, primary, junior, young and 
adults. This means that the Bible and the Christian 
message will be presented in both English and African 
languages. 

The main purpose of the Sunday School as outlined by 
the Conference, is to present the message of the gospel — the 



162 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

power of God changing lives through personal surrender 
to Jesus Christ. Children, young people and adults will 
be shown that the answer to their spiritual needs is a 
personal relationship to God through Jesus Christ. 

Without question, this all Africa Conference on Sunday 
Schools was one of the important contributors of the 
Church in the work of bringing Christianity to men, 
women and children throughout the Continent. 

5. Methodist Youth Fellowship: As a medium for relat- 
ing the youth of our Conference to the Church, the Me- 
thodist Youth Fellowship began with a meeting at Nyaka- 
tsapa in 1947. In order to seek and to do God's Will, the 
idea of four commissions was adopted to serve as guides 
for Christian thinking and acting. (These Commissions 
many of you already know - Worship and Evangelism, 
Recreation, Community Service, World Friendship). 
For the next five years there was an annual meeting of 
delegates from throughout the Conference, meeting in 
different localities to draw together the various activities 
through reports and discussion. These meetings helped 
greatly to organise a Methodist Youth Fellowship move- 
ment throughout the Conference. 

To meet the great need for Training leadership a five-year 
programme of leadership Training was introduced in 1952. 
Assembling as before, the first several days were given to 
this Training Programme with instruction following the 
pattern of the four coinmissions. As new needs of em- 
phases were felt, other courses of instruction were added. 
Such as a course in planning and preparation for marriage. 
Then in addition to this training programme, the follow- 
ing days of meeting were given to the business of the 
M.Y.F. as had been done in the first years. In 1956, the 
five year programme came to an end, but because of the 
feeling that there was a need for further training, another 
five year programme was begun. 

To give guidance and thought to local M.Y.F, groups, a 
quarterly publication has been produced to provide material 
that serves as a guide for the M.Y.F. for each week. This 
has made a valuable connecting link from our Methodist 
centres to our smallest district church. 

The purpose of all - conferences and publications is 

aimed at helping the Youth to see and do the Will of God. 

6. Christian Home and Family Life: The Christian Home 

and Family Life movement is a world-wide international 



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and interdenominational effort to make tlie home and 
family life Christian. The movement had thorongh begin- 
nings in the Orient through the Mission of the Church 
there and has since spread around the world. Here in Rho- 
desia we first took up this emphasis at a Christian Con- 
ference of 1954. In three short years mosl of the 
Churches in Rhodesia have rallied to the movement and 
it is now rapidly becoming a national programme. Our 
Methodist Conference has had an active part in the 
establishment of this important emphasis in the life of the 
people. In our own Conference area many churches have 
entered earnestly into the work. Our great concern ex- 
pressed in many meetings and organised study committees 
on marriage problems and other related family matters, is 
a part of this emphasis on the Christian Home. Enthusi- 
astic programmes and campaigns during the Christian 
Home and Family Life Week have been highly successful. 
The burden of this movemennt is to relate the total 
message of the church to the home as the basic unit of 
society with the conviction that the home is the central 
place for the beginning of Christian Life, the nurturing 
of Christian character and the establishment of Christian 
living. The Christian Conference of Southern Rhodesia 
and the Africa Central Conference of the Methodist 
Church have sent a request to the World Council of Churches 
for the services of Dr. Highbaugh in promoting our Christ 
in-Home and Family Movement. To succeed in getting 
people to know and to do the Will of God in the home is 
to assure permanence for the church in the nation. 

7. Summary: One of the most significant factors in the de- 
velopment of the Religious Education programme of the 
Rhodesia Conference in the last five years has been the 
appointment of ten trained men to give fuUtime work to 
Religious Education throughout the Conference. These 
men were chosen by their own districts, received a short 
training course here at the Theological school, and are 
itinerant supervisors of Religious Education in the districts 
returning each year to attend a refresher course. We 
present them to you at this time. 

We have been most fortunate to have Religious Education 
leaders from abroad to help in our Conference Religious 
Education work. In 1952 Miss Freddie Henry was here 
for two months and helped to launch our programme. 
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164 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Counsellor of Religious Education in foreign fields, was 
most helpful in further promoting our work. Finally we 
were privileged to have a visit from the Secretary of Christian 
Education of the World Council of Churches - Dr. Nelson 
Chappell. We look forward now, to the possibility of 
sending re|)resentation to the \\ orhi Conference on Re- 
ligious Education to be held in Pokyo in August, 1958. 
We thank God for the growth in the religious training 
programme of our Conference. All the materials that 
have been prepared, all the training that has been offered, 
all the Conferences that have been conducted, have been 
with one purpose in mind - that of helping individual 
souls to know and to do the will of God. 

B. 1. We urge all Sunday School teachers to enroll in the 
Sunday School Teachers' Correspondence Course, 11 Grace 
Street, Port Elizabeth. The tuition is 5s and all names 
should be sent in before June 1, 1957. We are grateful 
to the World Council of Christian Education for 4000 
copies of Jesus Friend of Children, which we have had 
printed in Chimanyika and it was recommended that we 
place an additional order for 10,000 copies. W^e ask the 
calendar Secretary to list one Sunday a year as Sinulay 
School Sunday. Special Sunday School offerings nuiy be 
taken on this day. We urge that the Conference Director 
of Religious Education be considered a full - timo appoint- 
ment. 

1. Revised schemes for religious instruction in our schools are 
devised by the superintendents. They maybe obtained 
from the T.T, Department at Old Umtali for Sub B. 

There are several workable schemes in our C. P. s' We 
suggest that these schemes be used by the following 
committee in compiling scheme for Std. IV. through Std. 
VI: Miss Grace Otto (Chm), Miss M. Taylor and Mr. G. 
Kapenzi. They must report next Conference. 

2. Mr. Ovid Stine was nominated MYF Counsellor for the 
coming year. 

The following items were brought from the annual 
M Y.F. Conference of 1957, for approval :- 

(a) M.Y.F. Officers elected: 

President - Lazarus Mandizha 
Vice-President - Josiali Njagu 

Secretary - Terrieza Masvaure 

(b) Jt was resolved that all delegates to the Annual 
M. Y. F. Conference should pay 25s -d. for their 



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food, starting in 1958, 
(c) The following M. Y. F. Constitution was proposed. 

M. Y. F. CONSTITUTION 

Article 1 - Name. The name of this organisation shall be the 
Methodist Youth Fellowship (Rukwadzano rwe Wakomana ne 
Wasikana we Methodist). 

Article 11 - Purpose, riie purpose of the M. Y. F. shall be 
to help young people to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and 
Saviour and to develop Christian character and leadership. It is 
an organisation to promote (Christian fellowship within the 
Church and to lead young people to express their Christian 
faith through worship, study, work and friendship. 

Article 111 - Membership. Any young person who is either 
a probationer or a full member may be a member of the M. Y. 
F. on meeting two requirements: 

A. All members must be between the ages of 12 and 30 
years. 

B. Acceptance of the purpose of the M. Y. F. 

All young people who are interested in M. Y. F". may attend the 
meetings. Since the Quarterly Conference has already approved 
the names of the Probationers and full members, it is not 
necessary to submit the names of the M. Y. F. candidates to the 
Quarterly Conference for approval before they are received into 
the M. Y. F. 

Article IV - Ofeicers. A. The Local M. Y. F. shall have the 
following officers: President, vice - President, Secretary-Trea- 
surer. 

(The latter may be one or two offices and it is preferable that a 
girl be elected, as the first two offices are usually held by boys.) 
In addition, four Chairmen should be elected to head the four 
commissions of: Worship and Evangelism, Community Service, 
World Friendship and Recreation. 

These officers shall be elected annually by the local groups. 
The President may be a member of the Quarterly Conference 
if the Quarterly Conference approves, and should report M.Y.F. 
activities to the Quarterly Meeting. 

Duties of the officers shall be as follows: 

(1) The President shall preside at the Council Meetings, 
and work with the adult Counsellor, the Pastor 
(ex-officio) and the Commission Chairmen in planning 
and implementing the programme materials. He shall 
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(2) The vice President shall assist the President and act 
tor him in hi? absence, 

(3) The Secretary shall keep minutes of all Council 
Meetings and general business meetings, and shall be 
responsible tor all the correspondence pertaining to 
the organisation. 

(4) The Treasurer shall receive and keep a record of all 
money received and paid out. It is his or her duty 
to send the annual dues to the Conference Treasurer. 

B. The Conference Officers of the M. Y. F. should be as 
follows: President, vice-President, Secretary, vice-Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

The lerm of office for the Conference Officers shall be two 
years. In case of re-election the maximum number of years of 
service shall be four years. If an officer becomes married 
during his or her term of office he or she shall fulfill the term 
of office but would not be eligible for re-election. The entire 
group of officers should not be changed at one time, but rather 
two shall be elecled each year. Therefore, one year the 
President and Secretary would be elected for a two year priod. 
The next year the vice-President, vice-Secretary and Treasurer 
would be elected for a two year period. 

A Conference M. Y. F. Counsellor should be appointed at 
Annual Conference of the Methodist Church. 

Each di&trict shall elect an organising Secretary, who in turn 
works with the circuit presidents who are elected by the 
Quarterly Conferences. Their work should be voluntary, or in 
the case of the district organising secretary, supported by the 
districts if necessary. Their reports should be sent to the M.Y. 
F. conference president or delegates elected to attend the 
Annual M. Y. F. Conference. 

Akhclf. V - ExEciiiTJVE Council. The executive council shall 
be composed of the officers, the commission chairmen, the 
Pastor and the adult advisor. This group shall be in charge of 
the total programme of the M. Y. F. and shall be responsible 
for its planning and execution. This executive council shall 
meet regularly as needed and plan for the meetings and use of 
the programme materials. 

Article VI - Advisor. An adult Counsellor or counsellors 
shall be appointed by the Minister for each local group. It is 
suggested that this be done through the Quarterly Conference, or 
a temporary one be appointed until Quarterly Conference meets. 
This Counsellor shall serve as a guide to the young people in 



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their workiiijji; and plamiiiu, and slioidd b;» a ron-^erratpd per-^on 
who is iuteresUMl in llie !S|jiritiia! developinont ol the young 
people. M. Y. F/ crs who marry can conlinni' llieir interest in 
M. Y. I . by being connseHors and iieiping in any way possibh\ 

Ahticle VII - Rklation to the Church. The M. Y. F. is an 
integral part of the total programme, and as sueJi is always 
under and directly reponsible to the Pastor. The Pastor is 
really the head of the organisation as he is the leader of all 
church activities. 

Article VIII - Commissions. The JVl. Y. F. shall have the 
following four Commissions: Worship and Evangelism, Com- 
munity Service, World Friendship, and Recreation. Ihe entire 
membership may be divided into the four groups if desired. 

Article IX - M. Y. F. Pins. Badges may be worn by proba- 
tioners or full members of the Methodi-;t Church, who ha\e 
been faithful in attendance and work of M. Y. F. for at least 
one year. \he |jerson must be of good character. I'he Pastor 
shall conduct a recognition service absisted i)y the President who 
pins the badges on the boys and the Secrelaiy who piub ihe 
badges on the girls. 

A member of the M. Y. F. who loses his church membership 
through bad conduct must surrender the M. Y. F. badge to the 
Pastor and local IVl, V. I". President, 

Article \ - Time oi [Meetings. The M. Y. I. shall hold 
meetings every Sunday at a time best suited to the local church. 
Meetings should not be held at night when children who live in 
the villages have to walk home alone. 

Article XI - Motto. Ihe Motto of the M. Y. \ . shall be 
"Zvese Kuna Kristu." 

(The following article XII on Finance was referred back to next 
Conference for approval.) 

Article XII - Finance. The annual du<'s for the stations 
which have Std. IV, or above shall be 10/- |jer year, and 
schools below Std. IV, 5/- per year. This money shoidd be sent 
to the Conference Treasurer who will put the money in the 
bank. The Conference M. Y. F. Treasurer should submit a 
report at each Annual M. Y. F. Conference. 

The money shall be used for the printing and mailing ol 
programme materials, travel expenses of organising secretaries, 
sending Conference officers to the Annual M. Y\ F. Conference 
and the Conference M. Y. F. President and Secretary to the 
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M. Y. F. activities. 

Article XJIl - Delegates to the Annual M.Y.F. Conference. 
The M. Y. F. at each Mission centre and M. Y. F.'s in each 
circuit may send two delegates to the Annual M. Y. F. Conference. 
These delegates are to be chosen by the local group. 
Article XIV - Amendments. Every proposed alteration, am- 
endment or addition to these bye-laws shall be approved by a 
two-thirds vote of the membership at the annual M. Y. F. 
Conference. 

(See minutes of Conference for details of Conference Action 
on above Constitution). 

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS 

A. 1. Meeting On The Committee On School Fees: The 
Committee recommends that beginning with January, 
1958, school fees and church oiTerings in village schools 
be collected separately, and further, that no church offer- 
ings be raised through schools. 

2. Our Methodist children should give their offerings 
through the church Class Meeting just the same as others, 

3. The following items are considered legitimate charges 
against school fees:- 

(1) Moving of teachers and of teachers' household 
furniture: 

(2) Travel of teachers on school business, to be paid 
according to the judgement of the School Superin- 
tendent. 

(3) Equipment for schools, for items that will be 
refunded by the Government. 

(4) Workmen's Compensation Insurance 

(5) Salaries for teachers for whom no Government grant 
is received, or for whom the grant is insufficient 
or for teachers who are sick and for whom no 
Government grant is paid. 

(6) Teachers' Meeting. 

(7) If possible school fees may be used for the con- 
struction, alteration or repair of buildings after 
the other items have been covered. 

(8) Any other uses that the Superintendent and the 
representive School Committees shall agree upon 

4. Strict account shall be kept of all receipts and expenditure 
by the Superintendent, and a Balance Sheet provided at 
the end of the year, with a statement to the Balance 
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received from llie (iovernmeiil. 

5. Annual School fees shall Ix- the mininiuin listed helow:- 
Su b A 2, 6 

Sub B .... 3/- 
Std. 1 .... 3/6 
Std. 2 .... 4/- 

Std. 3 5/- 

Std. 4 .... 10/ / 

Std. 5 .... 15/ 

Std. 6 .... £1 

Any increase in the fees will have to be agreed upon by 

Superintendent and local group. 

6. The head teacher or some one appointed by the Super- 
intendent would be responsible lor the collection of 
of school fees. 

Upper Primary Schools In Villages: It was suggested 
that our member of the advisory board asiv the Education 
Department for a clarification on the uniform way to estab- 
lish the schools but it was agreed that priority for these 
Upper Primary Schools be left to the Executive of the 
Board of Education, and the financial jnovisions to the 
Field Committee. 

(Council Fund For Upper Primary Schools: We recom- 
mend that we receive council funds if there are no conditions 
attached to such contributioiis. We request that a written 
agreement be drawn up and signed by the council and the 
school superintendent. Copies of the agreement will be filed 
with the council, school superintendent and with adminis- 
trative assistant. 

The Executive of the Board of Education is asked to inves- 
tigate the conditions of child labour at Farm Schools within 
the bounds of our Conference, ami to make its report 
to the Native Education Department. 

Domestic Science Training School In Our Conference: 
As it is so essential that our girls know the fundamentals of 
good home - making, we greatly deplore the fact that there 
is no Domestic Science training school witliin our Conference 
and that our young \vomen are going to the Roman Catholic 
school for this training. 

Therefore, be it resolved that definite steps be taken as soon 
as possible to promote such training in one of our training 
centres where girls can be trained a^ D!)me«^tic Science 
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F. Birth Certificates: We rffcominend that the Executive 
Committee of the Board of E'liicatiou enquire into the 
legality of birtli certificates uliich might be issued by 
Nursing orderlies at our clinics, and if they find that such 
certificates would be accepted a? proof of the age of pupils, 
arrange for forms to be provided so that birth certificates 
can be furnished to all children born at our clinics in future. 

G. Pupils For Chikwizo: Moved that Chikwizo be allocated 

a place for one pupil in T. T. at Nyadiri every second year, 
provided that a suitable candidate is available. 

H. Assistant School Superintendents: We express our con- 
sent to the Field Committee action of August 1956, 
which laid down the regulation for employing assistant 
school Superintendents in our church. 

If and when the Government unified African Teachers"' 
Service comes into effect, we request the Annual Conference 
to make allowance for the Assistant school Superintendent 
getting remuneration such as pension on the same basis as 
teachers employed by us. We refer this matter to the Field 
Committee to consider the financial aspect of it. 

I. Teachers Conduct: When the unified African Teaching 
Service is decided upon we recommend that the following 
special condition for service as teacher in our Church be 
agreed upon: 

"To abstain from the use of tobacco and alcoholic beverages." 
This special condition must be signed by the teacher before he is 
appointed. 

The Executive Committee Of The Board Of Education: 
Chairman and Secretary of the Board of Education 
The three sub - committee Chairmen of the Board of Education 
Our Advisory Board Member 

Principals of Nyadiri, Old Umtali and Mutambara 
Head of Secondary School 

Three School Superintendents elected by the School Superinten- 
dents themselves. 
Director of Religious Education of the Conference 

COMIVIUNITY LIFE AND HOMES 

1. We again recommend that all our churches, urban, center 
and rural, observe the Christian Home and Family Week and 
where possible join with other churches in the community in 
observing this week. We suggest July 21-28, 1957, for the 



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dates in our conference area to coincide with Bulawayo and 
Salisbury. Because of" the short conference year we have not 
had a Christian Home and Family Week since the last annual 
conference and we refer to the sujigested way of observing this 
week as listed in the 1956 Journal. In addition to our material 
we suggest that this department investigate literature from other 
groups such as Bulawayo and Salisbury Fraternals and distribute 
the apropriate material available through out our conference. 

2. The Umtali Methodist Social Center has done leading 
work in helping to answer questions which the youth of the con- 
gregation are asking. But in order to have this on a wider scale 
we strongly urge the youth of the conference to send questions of 
growing and adolescent adjustment and aspirations to the Umtali 
Methodist Social Center, so that suitable literature might be 
prepared to answer these questions. 

3. Because of the growing importance in many areas of an 
accepted record of birth, we urgently recommend that all Ministers 
fulfill their duty and issue a baptismal certificate to each person 
they baptise. We suggest, also, that people without baptismal 
certificates who have been baptised, if the Church records are 
available obtain one. A model specimen of a certificate properly 
filled out should be supplied to each minister by the District 
Superintendent, so that the ministers will complete the baptisi- 
mal certificates correctly and thus ensure their legality. 

EVANGELISM 

A chief goal of the (conference Board of Evangelism is to 
implement the quadrennial programme outlined at the last 
Conference and to emphasize the fact that each local church 
must first of all be evangelistic. 

Assistance for this programme is expected soon in materials 
from the General Board of Evangelism. Also we anticipate a visit 
late this year, by Bishop J. Wascom Pickett acting as an evangelistic 
consultant for the Board of Missions. 

To assist in the promotion of this goal the Board has established 
an Executive Committee to function between sessions, this 
Committee to be composed of five members: the Conference 
Secretary of Evangelism, two members from the Northern Section 
of the Conference, and two from the South. The members for 
this year are, in addition to the Secretary for Evangelism, I. Chi- 
mbwanda, D. Chipaumire, L. Chieza, J. Chimbadzwa. This 
committee is charged with the implementation of the following 
recom mendations: 



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1. Bishop Dodge is requested, to arrange an effective program- 
me for Bishop Pickett while lie is here. 

2. To obtain materials from the General Board of Evangelism 
and, in consultation with Bishops Pickett and Dodge, to arrange 
a Conference wide programme to promote our evangelistic goal. 

3. To work in conjunction with the Tlieok»gical School in present- 
ing a course in the Quadrennial Programme of Evangelism at both 
the Pastors' School and the Evangelists' Schoool. 

4. To arrange for our ministers and lay preachers to exercise 
ministry from time to time in the Government Schools of the 
country such as Goromonzi and Domboshawa, 

5. To assist the District Superintendents in seeing that a study 
is made of each local church in their districts and that a proper 
record be kept of their findings for future reference. 

6. In connection with the Calendar Committee to set a day in 
which the local churches observe a 24 hour prayer vigil, praying 
especially for a deepening of the spiritual lives of our church 
members. 

7. To promote a programme of counselling for students at each 
Central Primary and Higher Training school, in connection with 
the pastor of the local church and the representative heads of 
schools. 

8. To prepare materials to be used on the Day of Pentecost in 
keeping with the General Conference emphasis. 

9. To assist our urban workers in evangelistic programmes and 
campaigns of an interdenominational nature. 

In addition we make the following recommendations: 

1. That the evangelistic programme in the Katerere, Chikwizo, 
Mkota, Maramba, Pfungwe and Chimanda Reserves be continued. 

2. That in view of the rapid growth of population in Salisbury 
and the opportunity for a programme of aggressive evangelism, 
the Bishop and Cabinet consider the appointment of another 
minister there. 

3. That there be closer liaison between our rural and urban 
ministers regarding our shifting population. Information concern- 
ing the movement of members and evangelistic prospects should 
be supplied to our urban workers. 

4. That the annual school be continued for Evangelists. 

5. A greater participation on weekends in the work of the rural 
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pastors should take this into consideration in the preparation of 
preaching plans. 

6. The establishment ot" week-end retreats lor the spiritual 
enrichment of teachers to be arranged by the local pastor and 
head teacher. 

7. That the Daily Light and the Bible be used in every Christian 
home for the family, 

8. That where possible, the administration of the Lord's Supper^ 
Baptisms and reception of members be conducted in both the 
local church and Circuit meetings. 

9. That the Government be approached about getting one plac^ 
in each of the areas where we now have camp meetings set aside 
for developing as a camp-meeting site. We recommend that each 
District Superintendent make this an item of business during the 
coming year, 

10. Finally we wish to keep before the Bishop and the Cabinet 
our firm conviction that evangelistic teams are essential to a total 
programme of evangelism in our Conference and urge them to 
appoint individuals for this purpose when it becomes possible. 

I.AY ACTIVITIES 

Report of the Conference Lay Leader 

Due to a transfer, the Conference Lay Leader was unable to 
travel as much as he wished. However he was able to visit 
some local Churches in the Mutambara District and Camp meet- 
ings in the Mtasa and Makoni Districts. 

At Mrewa the Conference Lay Leader was able to visit all the 
four quarterly meetings this last quarter as well as the District 
meeting, where he took a short course with the District and 
Circuit Lay Leaders. 

At all these meetings the Conference Lay Leader spoke on 
Conference assessments and various other subjects in building 
the Church. 

Goals for the Laymen as stated in the 19S6 Journal were 
emphasized. 

The Conference Lay Leader feels that while the Church is 
fast growing in numbers it is not growing enough in the under- 
standing of its obligations. It is essential to have more trained 
leaders. This training cannot be achieved by the ministers 
alone without the help of the Laymen. 

There is need for the Board of Lay Activities to have a fund 
in order that it might function more adequately. It is hoped 



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that with the new composition of the Board of Lay Activities, a 
fund be started. 

Mtoko: Tlie Church work at Mtoko continues to grow and 
new Church buildings are being put up. Much progress lias been 
made in handling Church finances and in starting a pool system. 
Mtasa: The district has organised and elected its Lay Leaders 
starting with the Church Lay Leader up to the district Lay 
Leader. They often give reports of their work at quarterly 
meetings. 

There is still some difficulty in paying both the Circuit Minis- 
ters and District Superintendents, The pooling system of funds 
as suggested by the Board of Lay Activities in 1956 has not been 
started. 

Nyadiri: New teachers' houses and many new churches are 
being put up. Maramba Church was dedicated by Bishop R. 
Dodge this year. The Church organisations in Nyadiri District 
continue to be very active. The Churches are receiving wonder- 
ful services from the Pastors and they wish to make special 
mention of the District Superintendent, Rev. J. Chitombo, whose 
untiring ministry is shown in the fruits of the work of Nyadiri 
District. 

Mutambara: Mutambara District reports a number of school 
rooms at different stations. The District started a pooling 
system in January. The system has solved many problems in 
connection with ministerial support. We therefore urge that 
this system be followe<l by other Districts as soon as possible, 

Makanke: a Minister's house was built at Mutsago and school 
buildings at several stations. The North and Central Circuits 
are behind in their giving but the South (circuit has no debt. 
Lay Leaders must be given time at gatherings to speak about 
Church support. 

Mkf:wa: The work of the Church is growing in Mrewa District 
and since last Conference Mrewa has had two District Meetings, 
although there is great need for training the people to take a 
fuller share in the support of the Church. We have a newly 
erected Church in the District and some new school buildings; 
the West Circuit is planning to build a minister's house. 

Recommendations 

L In accordance with the Conference Journal, the set up of 
the Board of Lay Activities shall be made up of nine District 
Lay Leaders, the two Chairmen of the Wabvuwi (North and 
South) President of the M.Y.F., the two chairmen of the Ru- 



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rp:p()RT8 iio 

kwadzaiio membors, the District Siipt. and three other ministers. 

2. We request that there he a liand book for the Laymen as 
a directory tor all Lay Leaders. 

3. We request that the Conference Journal be given to 
Circuit Lay Leaders and the District Lay Leaders. 

4. We recommend that at the Annual and district meetings 
of the Rukwadzano, M.Y.F. and Wabvuwi, an offering be taken 
for Ngariende. 

5. We of the Board of Lay Activities and Conference Lay 
Delegates realize the urgent need for a Conference wide Lay 
activities worker, to help promote lay work in our Conference. 

While we appreciate the offer given by Bishop Booth in the 
face of the inadequacy of the present amount set aside for the 
travel of the Conference Lay Leader, we request the Cabinet to 
find somi^ other appointment which would possibly be carried 
out in conjunction with the lay work to help finance the travel 
of this worker. 

MEDICAL ACTIVITIES 
The Committee made the following recommendations: 

1. That a letter of thanks be written to the Director of Medi- 
cal Services in Salisbury thanking him for his help in the past. 
(The letter to come from the conference.) 

2. That the District and Center nurses be interchanged occas- 
ionally. 

3. That a pension plan for the retirement of nursing orderlies 
be referred to the committee making a study of pensions. 

4. That the Medical group make recommendations to the 
scholarship committee for the further training of African nurses 
in England and South Africa when we have a suitable candidate. 

5. That there may be a more extensive training program in 
teaching the relatives of the Baby Fold Children at Nyadiri and 
Old UmtaH. 

6. That both Baby Care books be combined into one book and 
presented to the Publication and Literature Committee for 
approval. 

The book "Guide to Health" was presented. It was felt that 
we should use the book as printed in English to see if the people 
would feel it worth while to have it translated into Shona at a 
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THE MINISTRY 

(1.) That a committee composed of J. Chimbadzvva (Chair- 
man), Jonah Machiri, P. Hassing and M. Culver study the status 
of trained Evangelists and report at next conference. 

(2) That a committee comprising the Principal of the theo- 
logical school and L. Blomquist be responsible for completing 
the work on the "Strong Room" at the theological school. 

3. We approve of the Pastors' School being held sometime 
during the third term of the school year. 

Deaconess work: We recommend that our Conference accept 
the following standards and principles for Deaconess work as 
stated by the Central Conference of 1956. 

Type of Work: 

(1) Social work in cities 

(2) Evangelism 

(3) Bible teaching 

(4) Women's and girls' club work 

(5) Home and family work 

(6) Public health 

(7) Rescue work 

(8) Recreation 

(9) Children's work 
(10) Christian education 

Type of person: Marital status: single or widows or other 
acceptable candidates. Minimum age reciuirement 23. 
Training prerequisites: primary education, 2 years special training. 
Term of Service: the intention of life-time service. 
Uniforms: A distinctive uniform for permissive rather than 
obligatory wear. 
Relationship with Conference: 

(1) Member of the Quarterly Conference and the Official 
Board of the charge in which she is serving. 

(2) Attendance at the Annual Conference on the same 
basis as the approved supply pastor. 

(3) Appointment to be given by the Bishop in consulation 
with his cabinet and the Board of Deaconesses. 

(4) Support provided from the Womans' Society of the 
Conference or the charge which she serves or both. 

We further recommend the setting up of the Board of Deacon- 
esses with the following duties: the promotion of deaconess 
work in the Conference, recruiting new deaconesses, giving of 
guidance and help to deaconesses in service, advising the Bishop 
and cabinet on appointment of dcaconsses, and if occasion arises 
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We recommenrl tlie rollovviiig; iiiombers for the Board of Deacon- 
esses: 

(1) The District Superintendents under whom Deaconesses 
are appointed. 

(2) Th' Coiiterenee President and Secretary of the R.R.W. 

(3) One elcL'ted jni>s'ionary of the W.D.C.S. 

(4) One elet'ted niirried inissioniry woman. 

(5) One elected African pastor. 

TEMPERANCE 

1. We recommend that a Conference - wide Temperance Essay 
and Poster competition l)e conducted tliroughout our schools. 
The competition to be carried out by the Conference Temperance 
Secretary and a committee chosen by the Secretary. We further 
recommend that the money collected on Temperance Sunday 
throughout the various Churches be turned over to the Confer- 
ence Temperance Secretary who with the Chairman of the 
Temperance Board will use the funds as prizes for the Compe- 
titions and for the publication of Temperance Literature. 

2. We recommend that special lessons on Temperance be 
given in the Pastors' School, the School for Evangelists and 
Religious Education Workers, the Women's Bible Schools, the 
Conference Health Education Programme, etc. 



3. Since there is still a great need for Temperance Education 
throughout our Conference, we recommend that our Literature 
Committee look into the possibility of providing suitable mater- 
ials for use by Ministers and laymen. 

4. We would emphasise the fact that we continue a strict 
maintenance of the rule regarding no drinking of intoxicating 
liquor amongst our membership. We further urge our preach- 
ers to preach, teach and pray against this evil and where 
possible, preaching points be asked for, on farm locations 
especially near the Mission farms. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

L Following the recommendations of the Field Committee, 
the Board of Publications is starting to plan for an improved 
Umbowo publication. An Umbowo Editorial Board was elected 
and empowered to take action at the end of this Conference if 
approved by the Conference. Members chosen were:- Miss 
Marcia Ball, Rev. Mnzorewa, Ben Averitt; Mr. Kodzai, Marshall 
Mnrphree, Rev. Martin Chiza, and Everett Matzigkeit, chairman. 
This Editorial Board was empowered to hire a managing editor 
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existing Umbowo books and money are to be turned over to 
the Editorial Board. This Editorial Board is to take proper 
steps to overcome the present loss to the Press in Publishing the 
Umbowo which is about £17-0-0 for each time printed at 
present. Some suggestions to overcome this loss were: sell 
advertising space, raise the price to subscribers, make required 
reading in the schools, and ask for outside financial assistance 
such as from Lit.-Lit. in New York. 

2. Following the suggestions of Bishop Dodge, an Executive 
Committee of the Board of Publications was elected. Those 
elected were: Rev. S. Munjoma, Miss Ila Scovill, Rev. M. E. 
Culver, and Everett Matzigkeit. This Executive Committee was 
empowered to make interim decisions which cannot wait for 
Conference time for action by the whole Board of Publications, 
and to make out a detailed report for literature for the Field 
Committee. This Executive Committee will now take the place 
of, and perform the same duties, as the Publications Permanent 
Sub-committee as outlined on pp. 54-55 of the 1956 Conference 
Journal. 

3. The Board of Publications agreed that the burden of 
financing the Sunday School lessons and carrying credit should 
not be placed on the Press. The Board recommended that 
Sunday School lessons should be paid for when completed at 
the Press by the Department of [Religious Education. This 
system was suggested as a general policy, i.e. those departments 
asking the Press to do their printing should arrange to pay for 
the books, pamphlets, etc. when completed. 

4. The Board of Publications suggests the following names for 
selecting a candidate for a Scholarship for Journalism: Ezekiel 
Makunike, Jonah Muskwe, Simpson Mutambanengwe and David 
Machiri. Looking forward to securing a qualified Editor of 
Umbowo and other publications, the Editorial Board was 
empowered to make arrangements for sending a candidate to a 
Church Related College for a course in Journalism and apprent- 
iceship in editorial work. 

A contest is planned for the purpose of contacting interested 
and qualified people. Those interested are asked to write a 
1000 word essay on the theme, "How I would Use My Journalism 
Training to Help Africa," as their first theme in the contest. 
Other titles will be suggested later. Send your entries to 
"Journalism Contest" care of Rhodesia Mission Press, P. B. P24, 
Umtali, before June 15, 1957. All entries must be typed by 
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scholarship, double spaced on 8x10 paper. 

All who are applying for the Journalism Scholarship must 
apply through the Scholarship Committee. 

5. Publications planned for 1957. A health book proposed 
for publication by Dr. C.A. Nutting was approved (first step), 
and referred to the Board of Medical Activities for the second 
step approval. A baby Care book written by Mrs. Jo Carr and 
Mrs. Jambwa was approved with the suggestion that a little 
more emphasis be placed on the religious aspect. It was sent to 
the Board of Medical Activities for second step approval. A 
motion was passed that to each book for approval which comes 
through our Board, we attach a sheet so that each of the four-step 
committees may add their suggestions in writing. Mrs. B.A. 
Higgs proposes to write a pre-school children's story book. The 
idea was approved. For second step approval manuscript must 
be submitted to the Religious Education Committee of Board of 
Education. Mrs. Higgs' proposal to write a hand-book for 
Women's Club Work including material such as the home 
projects, recipes, craft projects etc, was approved for the idea. 
Manuscript is to be submitted to Home and Community Life 
committee for second step approval. The Board also approved 
(first step) the proposal of Music and worship Committee to pre- 
pare a pre-school children's song book. 

6. Everett Matzigkeit was chosen to take care of the exchange 
of literature with other missions and mission presses as suggested 
in the minutes of the Central Conference Journal. 

7. The plans for the Literature and book Van to circulate 
books and literature all over the conference are developing and 
will be fully realized when all the money designated by the 
Field Committee for this purpose is in the hands of the Field 
Treasurer. Besides our own Press Publications to date about 
£100-0-0 has been invested in other books and several hundred 
dounds in Bibles for distribution in the conference. Within the 
past two months there have been book displays at the Pastor's 
school, the Evangelists school, the Muziti quarterly meeting and 
here at the conference. Interest in books is steadily increasing. 

8. Reprinting of Waedzwa is in process, 6000 health food 
value charts to be used in schools by Dr. Nutting in process, 
5000 Zvekudya Zvakanaka completed, 2000 church dedication 
programs sold, 5000 class meeting record books in process, 2000 
"Story of Jesus" in process with 10,000 more coming later, 20 
to 30,000 forms for hospitals and clinics completed, many letter 
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churcli calendars, milk tickets, school report cards and numerous 
other jobs have been done. 12,000 reprint of Ngoma is started, 
but shortage of paper may cause delay of several months. 1500 
reprint of Sakubva school chorus book in process, M.Y.F. chorus 
book reprint to start soon, and Miss Ashby's Health book has 
been revised and is ready to start. 

WORSHIP AND MUSIC 

(1) Ihe following committee was appointed to gather and 
compile a booklet of choruses and songs for use in children's 
worship services:- 

Chairman Miss E. Russell, Hill Top Church. 

Secretary Mr. W. Tauro, Old Umtab. 

Mr. Njagu Mtoko. Mr. E. Chieza .... Mrewa. 

Miss Kadzura and Mr. Rufus Rugayo. . ..Mutambara. 

Miss B. Mabvudza .... Nyakatsapa. Mrs. Piburn .... Nyadiri. 

Mr. Makande Salisbury. 

Our main stations have representatives who will collect the 
material and send it to the Secretary who will sit together with 
the Chairman and complete a booklet. 

(2) We remind all our Ministers and preachers that all ser- 
vices of worship should not exceed an hour and that all the 
announcements made in Church be about things pertaining to 
Church and not outside the Church. Their announcements 
should be brief and no sermons should be made about them. 
It is considered out of place for headmen to give their announce- 
ments in Church. 

(3) We give thanks to God for the thirteen memorial bells 
that have come through the efforts of the Memorial Bells Com- 
mittee. 

(4) We remind our Shona speaking preachers to preach in 
Shona throughout the service. 

Prayers should only be interpreted whenever it is necessary. 

(5) Where possible we should teach and encourage tonic- 
solfa to improve singing in our Churches. We would request 
that there be a music institute established as a part of each of 
the district teacher's meetings and that a music adviser be 
appointed in each district to be director of these institutes. 

A committee was appointed to meet and make investigations 
into the ways and means of improving singing in our Church. 
Mrs. Higgs Mr. Chieza Mr. Jambga 

Mr. G. Kapenzi Mr. Kasambira Mrs. Gates 

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silent prayer before the service begins. 

(7) We ask our Rukwadzano to give our mothers guidance 
in preventing disturbance by babies in worship services. 

B. REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Auditing Memoirs 

Finance Resolutions 

Interdenominational Student Loans and 
Relations Scholarships 

AUDIT COMMITTEE 
The following books have been audited: 

1. Ngariende (African Missionary Society) Cash £272-11-11 d. 

2. Umbowo " 48- 6- 4id. 

3. Chikwizo " 7-17- 6 d. 

4. Rukwadzano " 1665-18- 2 d. 

5. Salisbury Church Building Account " 2334- 1- 4 d. 

6. African Christian Convention South " 92-12- d. 

7. Honde District " 79-17- 1 d. 

8. Salisbury Church " 61- 2- 4 d. 

9. Conference Treasurer's Books " 371- 4- 4 d. 

African Christian Convention North books were not submitted 
for audit. 

M. Y. F. books were submitted for audit but due to certain 
irregularities from the previous year, they were returned for 
correction. 

AUDITING 

(a) The Auditing Committee must be responsible for auditing 
the Wabvuwi books. 

(b) We recommend (1) Salisbury Church books be audited by 
a local committee as other churches in the conference do. 
(2) That the Audit Committee of Field Committee audit 
Salisbury Church Building Account because this account 
involves money from foreign sources. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 
1. It is recommended that the finance Committee recommend 
to our Annual Conference that they elect the 6 member Dumba 
rezwekufambisa wasandise committee to seek the funds from 
Bishop Booth and the New York Board for a capital investment 
on transport vehicles for our ministers. The Conference to be 
assured that the Committee may not act outside of the basic 
recommendations of the vehicle policy Committee Report here- 
with submitted. 



182 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Committee on Policy for Supplying Better Transportation 

FOR OUR Ministers 

It has long been recognized that our Conference needs a poUcy 
to help our Ministers to get better transport for their increasingly 
demanding jobs. 

To meet this need the committee considered two basic 
questions: 

a. How can we pay for better transport for our ministers. 

b. How can we control and manage the funds and the 
vehicles for transport? 

Our thinking led us to make the following recommendations to 
Annual Conference: 

Finance 

Capital Investment -- To make the first purchase of vehicles 
we would ask for a gift of £600 from Bishop Booth. (He has 
previously promised that wc may expect such a gift from him 
for this purpose.) Further we would ask the Board in New 
York through the channel of the Field Committee for £300 to 
make a total of £900 capital to buy vehicles. 

Running Expenses --- To pay for the costs of replacements, 
repairs, petrol, etc, we ask the Field Committee to assist with an 
additional £150 for our Conference. This plus the £150 already 
so designated makes a total of £300 per year from our Con- 
ference for our Ministers' travelling expenses. 

Control and Management 

The 6 member Conference Committee recommended will: 

a. be known as Dumba rezwe kufambisa kwe wasandiri. 
(Ministers' Transport Committee.) 

b. serve on a quadrennial basis 

c. include two members of Field Committee 

d. determine which minister is supplied with a vehicle and 
under what circumstances he is to have it. 

e. be absolutely certain that adequate measures are taken 
to insure replacement of the vehicles within reasonable 
time. 

f . hold those persons responsible for upkeep and repair who 
receive the use of vehicles. 

g. be responsible to our Annual Conference for all the details 
connected with this fund. 



REPORTS 183 



Other recommendations of the control and Management Com- 
mittee: 

a. We suggest that the control committee consider some 
way whereby the Ministers coukl buy their vehicle and 
eventually own them outright. 

b. We suggest that our Conference set up a Conference 
Extension Fund whereby we may meet the increasing needs 
of motorized transport for our Ministers. 

c. We suggest that when possible this fund be enlarged to 
include ministers and other church workers in our confer- 
ence. 

2. The Finance Committee is requested to raise the Confer- 
ence Assessments to a total of £150 per year for District Super- 
intendents' travel expenses. £30 per year, if this fund be set 
aside, to apply on the running and replacement expenses of 
the vehicles when they are purchased and in use. 

3. We recommend that we separate the individual Minister's 
Pension from the total assessments. 

4. We request the Conference treasurer to send to the 
Circuits, through the District Superintendent, a statement for all 
unpaid assessments for 1956 and 1957. 

5. We move that we turn over the retired worker's fund 
£24-11-7 to the treasurer of the Field Committee to be used 
towards pensions for retired African laymen. And v\e recom- 
mend to the field committee that they take steps to establish 
a pension fund for such workers. 

6. That we ask the Conference for additional funds for the 
grave stone for Rev. C. Faku and that a letter be written to 
Cecil Faku to let him know of this idea. 

7. It was agreed that the full-time District Superintendents 
receive their support half from the Conference and half from 
the Circuits. 

8. We recommend that when husbands are sent overseas for 
study, if possible, their wives be employed within our Conference 
as means of supporting the family while the husband is 
away. Secondly we recommend that if the above is not possible 
(entirely or in part) then the family's support is a matter for 
the Scholarship Committee as a part of the total cost of the 
scholarship. 

9. We recommend that Gates, Maramba, Kinyon, and James 
compose the Executive Committee of the Finance Committee 



184 RHODESIA AN NUAL CONFERENCE 

10. We recommend that Gates and James compose a committee 
to provide information to the Board of Pensions as to ministers' 
ages, years of service, etc. 

11. We recommend that the matters pertaining to transpor- 
tation, housing, and pension for assistant Superintendents of 
schools be referred to Field Committee inasmuch that such work 
is in the schools and not the Churches as such. 

12. We reiterate the rule that the costs of travel and food of 
Lay delegates to Annual Conference are to be paid by the 
Circuits that send the delegates to Conference. 

13. We recommend that the chair appoint four members of 
Conference to study the matter of children's allowance in the 
ministers' salary scale. 

14. We reiterate our policy of recommending that each 
Circuit pay £1 annually for relief for each accepted Supply 
Pastor employed. 

15. Assessments This year 

a. Episcopal fund £ 126 

b. Conference Administration 20 

c. General Adm. Fund 20 

d. Central Conference Fund 100 

e. Conference Journal 58 

f. Conference Secretary 20 

g. Conference Treasurer 15 
h. Ministers' & Supply Pastors' travel to Conference 95 
i. Travel of 4 African Dist. Supts. 120 
j. Afr. Dist. Supts. Salary assistance 630 
k. Travel for Conference Lay Leader 30 
1. Food expenses African members of Field Committee 15 
m. Pension Funds from Churches 210 

Total £1459 

III INTERDENOMINATIONAL RELATIONS. 

Nominations for the Theological Training Council: 

The Constitution of the Theological Training Council is 
defined on pages 92 and 93 of the Journal for 1956. In terms 
of this definition it is recommended that seven representatives 
be elected at this conference, as follows: 

Term Expires 1958 1959 1960 

1 African Minister 1 African minister 1 European minister 
1 Women worker 1 European Minister 1 European Layman 

1 African Layman 



REPORTS 185 



(See minutes under llio report of the Interdenominational Re- 
lations in order to get the nann^s of tho.^e elected for the Theolo- 
gical Training Council.) 

2. Request from St. Andrews: "This Meeting of the Board of 
St. Andrews, while appreciating the care and thought bestowed 
upon us by the Methodist Conference respectfully requests the 
Conference to favourably consider our integration with the 
Rhodesia Methodist Synod. 

"We make the request with \ery mixed feelings because we 
have a deep sense of appreciation for all that has been done for 
us by the Board of Foreign Missions of tlie American Methodist 
Church, and for this St. Andrew's is extremely grateful." It was 
recommended that the above request be given favourable 
consideration. See minutes for action. 

MEMOIRS 

Towards the end of our Annual Conference session of last 
year bad news came that Isaac Watts, the second son of Rev. 
and Mrs. Madzinga, had passed away. 

Isaac Watts was born on November 30th, ]9!^1 at Old 
Umtali Mission while his father was training as a Minister of 
Jesus Christ in our Theological School. 

Isaac Watts died on August 30th, 1956 in Nyadiri Mission 
Hospital. To Rev and Mrs, Madzinga of Nyadiri East Circuit 
we extend our sincere sympathy. 

RESOLUTIONS 

We are pleased to have had Bishop and Mrs. R.E Dodge with us 
for their first conference in Rhodesia, and we look forward to 
their continued leadership. We appreciate their spiritual guidance 
and their genuine interest in the development of the work 
of the Church in this area. 

We welcome the new missionaries and the newly ordained 
minister and challenge them to accept the mantle laid down by 
those who have retired. 

We bid Godspeed to Rev. W. Bourgaize, Rev. L. Tubbs and to 
Dr. and Mrs. D.L. Sherertz as they complete their years of serNice 
on the field. We wish them many years of service in the churches 
at home, challenging the people to "Come over and help us." 

Our sincere thanks is extended to Dr. Ruth Bartholomew, Miss 
Mildred Sawyer and Dr. and Mrs. Stevick for the contribution 
they have made to our work. We appreciate the presence of Chief 
Mangwende at our conference. 

We are glad for the inspiration and fellowship of our Fraternal 
delegates: Miss Beckerlegg, Mr. Manyoba, Rev. and Mrs. Thorpe 
and Rev. and Mrs. Carson. 



186 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE , 

We appreciate the fellowship of Mr. Wreford and thank him 
for his help in auditing the minutes of our conference. We 
reserve a special gold star for Mrs. Gardner, Miss Mildred Taylor 
and her office staff who issued the reports in English and Chima- 
nyika. 

We say "Thank you" to Old Umtali for entertaining us. We 
congratulate the Language School on the fine and splendid work 
they are doing in teaching Shona. We thank the Central Con- 
ference Delegates for the fine reports. We sincerely thank those 
who taught in the Bible School for the Missionary children. We 
are grateful also for the music, the flower arrangements, the 
slides and films. 

We are thankful for the Churches which have been dedicated 
since last conference, for the bells presented to different village 
churches, for the new Teacher Training School at Nyadiri and 
for the one to be opened at Mutambara. 

We are pleased to have our conference during the April - May 
school holidays. We would suggest that 1958 conference begin 
on Thursday, May 1st. 

For future conferences we suggest "Name Cards", a conference 
picture, and the use of a Conference Song. 

STUDENT LOAN FUND 

1. We recommend that when private individuals wish to offer 
scholarships to individual students through a school, their offer 
should be accepted if there are no conditions attached, or at 
least no conditions contrary to the principles and practices of 
our church and school. 

2. That all application forms be in by the 1st of October, 
1957. 

3. We recommend that the Student Loan Sunday be in July. 

Scholarship Committee Report 

Miss E Parks was elected chairman and R. Nyika acted as 
Sec'y in the absence of N. Ngonyama. The Report was accepted. 

1. Local Scholarship:- It was agreed that the following 
should be given scholarships in 1957:- 

Alfred Zaranyika P.T.H. 2 Dadaya. 



Justin Chibudu P.T.H. 2 Morgenster 

Rudo Muzariri P.T.H. 2 Waddilove 

Davison Bvunzawabaya P.T.H. 1 Morgenster. 



J 



REPORTS 187 



Luke Zaranyika P.T.H. 1 Morgenster 

Basil Muzorevva Form VI (Cambridge) Goromonzi. 
Samson Nyainugaina Supplementary Scholarsliip for 
Medical Students at Durban Medical College. 

2. Overseas Scholarships:- The matter of Robert Zvinoira 
was dropped for the present as the Social Studies Course he 
had intended taking in England has been discontinued, and his 
academic qualifications do not permit his entry into the English 
Universities offering such a course. It was recommended that 
all candidates for overseas scholarships be required to present 
themselves in person to the Scholarship Committee after their 
forms have been accepted. 

3. Other RECOMMENDAriONS:- Voted that the Scholarship 
Committee appoint an advisor for each Scholarship Student; 
local and Overseas. 

In view of the difficulties which have been met sometimes 
when Scholarship Students have received their appointments by 
the Cabinet we recommend that early in the year the Scholar- 
ship Committee send out a letter to each of the students who 
will be completing his course that year. In the letter the com- 
mittee should welcome him into the work of the Conference 
and remind him that he will receive his appointment later from 
the cabinet. To help the cabinet in decision, the student would 
be asked to list in the order of preference the places where he 
would like to be appointed and give his reasons. If there was 
any place to which he felt it would be very difficult to go he 
should state it and give his reasons. It should be made clear 
that while the cabinet would consider the desires of each student 
and would meet as many of them as possible, the final decision 
would rest with the cabinet and that the student must go where 
he is appointed. We hope that this approach will win the 
co-operation of the student and avoid many unpleasant in- 
cidents. This information should be available to the cabinet 
before the meeting of annual Conference so appointments can 
be made then. 



188 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



C. SPECIAL REPORTS 
REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE TREASUk'ER 

From September i, 1956 to April 19, I957- 

Received 

Cash on Hand, Aug. 31, 1956 2,240.10. 7 

Student Loan Funds 245. 0.10 

Conference Assessments 281. 3. 9 

Interest on Investments 128. 3. 6 

From Board of Pensions, Chicago, U.S.A. 21. 2. 7 

Conference Journal 42. 8. 
From Methodist Publishing House, U.S.A. for 

Conference Claimenls 130.12. 5 

Pension Funds from Ministers 12.10. 



Pensions 

P. O. Savings Certificates 

Conference Secretary 

Ministers Conference Travel 

Travel of African Delegates to SRCC Bulawayo 

Travel of Conference Lay Leader 

Travel of Delegates to Synod 

Travel of Delegates to Central Conference 

Travel to Honde Comm. Meeting 

Episcopal Fund 

General Administration Fund 

Travel of Afr. Dist. Supts. 

Treas. Office, Furniture & Stationery 

Student Loans 

Dist. Supts. Salary Assist. 

Cash on Hand, April 19, 1957 



The following are the Conference Assets: 

Assistance on Salaries of Afr. Dist. Supt. 105.19. 6 

Board of Penions, Chicago, U.S.A. 600. 4. 4 

Cash 371. 4. 4 

Conference Treasurer 4. 8. 2 

Government Bonds & Stocks 7,489. 0. 

Salary of General Conference Delegates 42. 0. 9 

Travel of African Dist. Supts. 31.12.11 

Travel of African Delegates to SRCC 2.16. 



£3,101.11. 


8 


Expended 




91.16. 


3 


1,700. 0. 





20. 0. 





93. 6.11 


. 2.16. 





30. 0. 





4. 0. 


3 


135.10. 


1 


3. 2. 


1 


86.17. 


6 


27. 8. 


3 


91.15. 





27. 0. 





326.15. 





90. 0. 





371. 4. 


4 


£3,101.11. 


8 



REPORTS 



189 



Travel of Conference Lay Leader 

Travel of Delegate to General Conference 

Travel of African Ministers and Supply 

Pastors to Annual Conference 
Student Loan Account 



The following are the Conference Liabilities: 

Accepted Supply Pastors' Relief Fund 

Annual Conference Administration 

Central Conference Fund 

Conference Assessments 

Conference Board of Education 

Conference Journal 

Conference Secretary 

Rev. C. Faku's Grave Stone 

Interest from Investments 

Loan Account 

Ministers' Pension Fund 

Mrewa District 

Retired Workers' Fund 

Strong Room 

Student Loan Fund 



30. 6. 3 

5.19. 1 

67. 8. 5 

1,056. 1. 4 

£9,807. 2. 9 



543. 

56. 

115. 

281. 

20. 

29. 

6. 

16. 

128. 

1,056. 

7,329. 

24, 

18, 

179. 



11. 2 
4. 5 

13. 6 

3. 9 

18. 

18. 6 

12. 9 

10. 1 
3. 6 
1. 4 

12. 5 
8. 

11. 7 
0. 

13. 9 



9,807. 2. 9 



THE SUPERINTENDENTS' COMPOSITE REPORT - 1957 

As the Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Southern 
Rhodesia assembles for the 19th session, the composite report of 
the superintendents seeks to present a picture of the Methodist 
Church during the past nine months. 

At the Central Conference convened in Elizabethville, decisions 
were made resulting in the union of the Conferences of Angola, 
Mozambique and Southern Rhodesia, the new area being termed 
the Lourenco Marques Area. Dr. Ralph E. Dodge was consecrated. 
We welcome Bishop and Mrs. Dodge to this Conference. 

One of our aims is to help people grow in mind, and as a result, 
the educational programme continue. With the aim of raising 
the percentage of trained teachers in the Methodist schools, a 
section of Teacher Training was opened at Nyadiri, while the 
two sections continue at Old Umtali. A new programme means 
additional buildings and extra accommodation for an enlarged 
student body and teaching faculty. At present, living condi- 



190 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

tions are very crowded, especially in the boy's boarding and the 
Teachers' accommodation, and it is hoped that tliis situation 
will soon be met. At Mrewa an extensive repair programme both of 
property and buildings has been undertaken in order to make 
the best use of existing facilities to meet the increasing enrolment. 
In a desire to relate the Mission to the immediate community, a 
Community School has been established, and here, as in every- 
thing, the co-peration of the staff, seeking to place first the inter- 
ests of their work and welfare of their fellowmen, has been 
exemplary. At Old Umtali a second section of Form I began 
this year and with this expansion goes a continuing building 
programme. 

Turning to Mutambara Mission, the new school building nears 
completion and foundations are being dug for the T.T. dormitories 
and Staff Houses. A new "one session school" has been introduced, 
which has placed a stress on the agricultural programme. Both 
students and staff appear to enjoy this one session method. 
Although not a part of the formal school programme, the remodel- 
led girls' school now serves as a social hall for further educational 
activities such as films and debates. 

Finally, looking to the North end of our Conference and to 
the newest of the Mission Stations, we see the key to expansion 
into new areas. It remains the expectation that JNyamazuwe w ill 
become a boarding school for upper primary education to more 
in the Mtoko District, and when this is in operation, other 
selected places are ready for development towards upper primaries. 
However, the key to development lies at the new mission station 
and at the present time there are insufficient funds to continue 
this project. 

Development of District Schools continues. At the Southern 
tip of the Conference the Nyanyadzi School opened with a Std. 
VI this year; in the Makoni District the people of Gandanzara 
saw their school advance to Std. V and at Mt. Makomvve a Std. 
V class began. In the north, sites have been designated for the 
development of Upper Primaries in the near future. Reports from 
throughout the Conference speak of improvements in buildings 
in the district lower primary schools. The outstanding need of 
the districts however, remains the same. Because of our lack 
of trained teachers we had to turn away children seeking 
admission at the beginning of this year; it became necessary to 
close some unaided schools and because of this shortage ot 
trained staff we are unable to open new schools where our 
entrance would be welcomed. The Mrewa District has experienced 



COM POSITE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENTS 191 

some misunderstanding on the subject of school fees and some 
difficulty in this connection arose in one of the Zimunya schools. 
It is hoped that this Conference will give direction that will 
help to meet these situations. 

At Nyadiri the first wing of the new hospital building comprising 
wards for eighty beds was dedicated with the second unit nearing 
completion. In addition other essential improvements have 
been made in laboratory and surgical equipment. The three 
year course for the training of nursing orderlies has been extended 
to four years to include training in maternity work and from 
the clinics in the Nyadiri district come reports that more people 
are using these facilities. Two more nurses have been added to 
the staff to care for children in district schools where no clinics 
exist. This care includes tests for bilharzia and compilation of 
health records for follow - up work. Mutambara reports an 
expanding medical programme at the centre along with ten district 
clinics extending into Zimunya and Maranke. TubercuUer and 
Bilharzia tests have been conducted in many places. The medical 
work at Old Umtali has become enlarged as a private doctor in 
this area has referred cases to the hospital to be treated as in - pa- 
tients. Plans are afoot for the accomodation of more children 
in the baby fold as the new building under construction will 
make this possible. 

The Nyadiri Mission farm suffered a poor crop this year due to 
deficiency in labour, management and capital. The proposed 
family training programme has progressed to the selection of 
sites for ten student family units as well as development on the 
scheme for instruction. At Mutambara productivity of the land 
continues while the programme of contuor ridging and marking 
off of lands for tenants has been completed at Arnoldine and 
at Nyakatsapa this same programme awaits completion. Old 
Umtali is giving consideration to the improvment of the dairy 
and beef herds. 

The need of the urban areas is keenly sensed, At our Hill - top 
Church two wings have been built giving to the church the shape 
of a cross, and thus providing much needed space. 

The cost of this extension together with other interior changes 
has been met in part by the £1,250 raised locally. Apart from 
Sunday School activities at Hill-top, two troops of Girl Guides, 
scouts sewing and hobby classes and a Cultural Club are efforts 
made by the Christian Centre, seeking to make an effective wit- 
ness to Christ and the abundant life which he brings. Activities 
are less developed in the Salisbury area, but steps have been 



192 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

taken to construct a new church with funds now available and 
with plans for further development at a later date. It also is 
proposed to construct a smaller social centre near the planned 
church building. Looking more specifically to our churches, the 
number of preaching points in some areas is on the increase and 
the twelve preaching places on European farms in the Nyadiri 
area is of special note. There is also an expanding ministry to 
Europeans in the Mutambara, Mrewa, Rusape and Mtoko areas. 
Several new church buildings have been dedicated by the Bishop 
while others have been improved. 

The various courses at the Theological School for ministers and 
evangelists have served as a spiritual up- lift, enabling members 
of such organisations as Rukwadzano, Wabvui, R.E. workers and 
M. Y. F. to return to their labour of helping people to grow in 
fellowship with God. 

There is however a need for the church to grow in depth, and 
such growth is reflected in church giving. We are most grateful 
for the financial help received from Christian friends in other 
lands, and within our Conference we more and more realise the 
part that we in this country must play. The building at Hill-top 
and contributions towards the parsonage in the Chiduku North 
Circuit and the boarding master's house at Nyadiri are examples 
of local giving. The Ehnes Memorial Church reports that giving 
by members has doubled during the past two years as compared 
to the preceeding four years and in the Zimunya Circuits we 
note a plan that promises a more effective method of raising 
money. Yet these favourable reports do not represent the con- 
ference as a whole. It seems the churches instead of improving 
their giving are on a gradual decline and if we die financially we 
die spiritual too. 

As we look back on these past nine months we are reminded 
that in some ways we have not engaged all our powers while in 
others we may rejoice in the way in which we have been guided 
in doing God's work. As we grasp a picture of the development 
in Rhodesia we obtain a better picture of how we might better 
serve this country and it is our prayer that God will enable us 
and strengthen us to do our Master's Will. 

AFRICAN MISSIONARY SOCEITY 
(Ngarieimde) 

We are grateful to God for having called us to his work in 
the Rupiri area. There is a tremendous amount of extensional 
work waiting for God inspired people to tackle. 



REPORTS 193 



Our programme must be one of education, health teaching 
and evangehsm. 

We are still in need of evangelists to assist our minister in 
spreading the Gospel and thereby bring more people into the 
Kingdom of God. Are any of our ministers abh^ to supply us 
with the names of people who are prepared to take up this work 
of evangelism in the Chikwizo area ? Especially the names of 
married people and full members of our church. We also request 
heads of the Teacher Training Departments to send teachers to 
our schools, particularly teachers who are fully qualified. We also 
ask whether there are any students in school who are prepared 
to take up teaching at Chikwizo. Ngariende is prepared to pay 
their school fees during the two years they will be in training in 
the T.T. department. 

A new school building under construction is nearing comple- 
tion and it is hoped that it will be opened this winter. A picture 
of the building will be displayed during the present Conference; 
This building costs £600. We are also planning to put up another 
school building, staff houses, a clinic and a house for the 
minister. 

We are praying that the desire amongst our people to give 
freely may grow. Our funds are about to run out, as will be 
seen from the treasurer's report. 

It is also necessary to have a new building for the clinic as the 
old one is fast being destroyed by termites. A picture of this 
building will also be pinned on the board with the others. 

We would like to express our gratitude to Sister Jones for the 
splendid work she is doing at Chikwizo. And pray that it may 
continue. 



FINANCE REPORT 


FOR NGARIENDE 


3 




(Paid in after 


Conference) 








£. 


s. 


d. 


Ngariende Receipts, Aug. 1956 


to April 1957 






Brought forward 


697 


11 


11 


Mission Treasury 


138 


2 





Nyakatsapa 


2 


5 





Zimunya North 


2 








Chikwizo Mission 


1 








Uzumba South 


1 


16 


4 


Nyadiri Circuit 


2 


5 





Headlands Circuit 


1 








Mutambara West Circuit 


1 


17 





Old Umtali Church 


10 


5 


10 


Mundenda Circuit 


2 


6 






194 



EHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Ciduku South Circuit 

Maramba & Pfungwe Circuit 

R. R. W. Annual Conference South Section 

Rev. Ph. Gurupira 

Zimunya South Circuit 

Maranke South Circuit 

Chiduku North Circuit 

Maranke Centre 

Conference Sunday 

Mtoko South Circuit 

Mrewa Mission 

Mrewa West Circuit 

Nyadiri Mission 

Mrewa South Circuit 

Mrewa East 

Joseph Makuto 

Mrewa South Circuit 

Mrewa East Circuit 

Chikwizo Mission School fees 

Mtoko North Circuit 

Rev. S. Zuze 



Sept. 8, 1956 
Sept. 26, 1956 
Nov. 17, 1956 
Nov. 19, 1956 
Nov. 19, 1956 
Nov. 24, 1956 
Dec. 10, 1956 
Dec. 10, 1956 
Dec. 21, 1956 
Jan. 9, 1957 
Jan. 30, 1957 
Jan. 30, 1957 
April 2, 1957 
Nov. 17,19.56 
April 5, 1957 
April 17, 1957 



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Paid Out 1956—1957 

Rev. S. Kowo 

Rev. Solomon Zuze 

Rev. Solomon Zuze 

Rev. Solomon Zuze 

Rev. Simon Kowo 

Chigoma 

Rev, Solomon Zuze 

Joseph Makuto 

Joseph Makuto 

Rev. Simon Kowo 

Rev. Solomon Zuze 

Rev. J. Chidzikwe 

Rev. Solomon Zuze 

Rev. Simon Kowo 

Mistress Mevis Mususa 

From unknown sources 

Total Paid Out 
In Postal Savings 
Total Received 
been audited & corrected by 



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34 


11 





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WABVUWI S. SECTION 

The work of the Wabvuwi is to serve the people and witness 
for Christ. Wabvuwi help the sick by visiting individual houses 
and conducting prayers. 

Wabvuwi helped chief Nenhowe when he was sick by clothing 
him and sending him to the hospital. The chief and his family 
were won to Christ. We hope and trust that the chief will be 
baptised soon. Wabvuwi extended their help by carrying to the 
Hospital a person who fell from his bicycle. Anybody who 
needs help is cared for by the Wabvuwi. 

The Wabvuwi now have five big lamps which meet the needs 
of the Rukwadzano meetings. 

The Wabvuwi of Cikore Tanda Circuit have been doing great 
work in leading the home prayer meetings. Through their effort 
some are joining the Church and the Wabvuwi. Visiting the sick 
and helping the needy has been the motto of the group. 

WABVUWI NORTH SECTION 
The Wabvuwi are diligently carrying on the work of God by 
preaching from house to house and often they pray for those 
who are careless about doing the will of God. One woman who 
had her demonic spirit removed from her now prays to God 
because of being saved and brought into fellowship with Jesus 
Christ. Two other men were recently converted and are now 
staunch followers of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Mrewa North 
The Wabvuwi are rendering service by showing the unsaved 
people, the wonderful works and love of God. Although Mrs. 
Maramba was not a member of the Church, when she died our 
Wabvuwi went to help the orphaned children and so showed the 
love God to the people around. 

Mrewa East 

The work of the Wabvuwi is showing signs of progress as the 
members have succeeded in preaching the gospel of Christ to 
the people on European farms in an effort to show that Jesus is 
their friend and saviour. One European farmer went to the 
extent of inviting Wabvuwi to preach to his people working on 
the farm. 

Nyadiri Circuit 

The Wabvuwi are making an effort to win over as many people 
as possible to the side of our Lord Jesus Christ by preaching His 
Gospel to them. When both the Headman and his wife fell ill 
the Wabvuwi went to help in his field so as to show the meaning 
of Christ to the people by actions. At the same time they 
have been trying their best to help those in hospitals with money. 



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Nyadiri North Circuit 
The work of God has shown steady progress in many parts of 
the circuit which are visited regularly by the Wabvuwi. With 
the help of God it has been possible to bring into the open some 
evil herbs which had been saved. The Wabvuwi help many 
converts financially so that they may get married according to 
Christian rite^. Recently two people were helped with four 
p99«4&r_lhHteen shillings. Two other men were sent to hospital 
with money amounting to seven shillings and three pence. 

Nyadiri East Circuit 
The Wabvuwi go about preaching and helping those with 
weary souls in the villages, thus advancing the work of God. 

Maramba And Pfungwe Circuit 

The Wabvuwi in this area have done a fine piece of work at 
Rufambira station and other stations. Altogether twenty people 
have been cleaned of the evil spirit and saved from sin. Some 
people who kept and worshipped their herbs either discarded or 
burnt them so as to worship a living and life giving herb in the 
name of Jesus Christ. 

The Wabvuwi remembered their minister when he was in 
hospital by praying for him and giving him a sum of one pound 
fifteen shillings. 

Four men were converted and immediately married under 
Christian rites. 

Mtoko District 

The Wabvuwi occasionly visit Chikwizo with the purpose of 
preaching the gospel to those still in darkness. They also visit 
the villages rendering help to the weary ones and winning others 
to Christ. 

Requests 

The Wabvuwi are requesting members of the conference to 
supply them with a better type of uniform especially the jacket. 
The present one is not suitable for the following reasons:- 

(a) It is not easily recognized when travelling or walking. 

(b) It is difficult to fasten it securely therefore it is trouble- 
some when a person is moving about or preaching and the cross 
moves to the back. 

(c) When dealing with demoniacs the jackets drop to the 
ground so one of these individuals might hold on to it which 
would be very undignified. 

RUKWADZANO RWE WADZIMAI— (NORTHERN SECTION) 
UzuMBA South 

The year 1957 has been one of progress at Chitimbe for the 
women's work both in the church and in the communities of that 



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area. In order to bring new Christians into the church, school 
and health center, we began a women's club which led to plans 
for a health demonstration center. 

The women in the club made bricks for a large building of 
50X30 feet. Appreciation and thanks to Rev. A. Kajese, the 
church stewards, and the church members for the help they gave 
in making our dream a reality. On Feb. 5, 1957, Bishop Ralph 
E. Dodge dedicated this building. 

Appreciation is also expressed to the women of the Baltimore 
Conference in America for the nice Iron corrugated roof and for 
all the sewing materials which they have sent to the club. 
The aim and purpose of the club is to bring the people in the 
community into the church center. First of all, that those who do 
not know our Lord and Saviour might be brought into a know- 
ledge of His saving Power. Secondly, that health in all its many 
phases might be taught. We hope that the building will live up 
to its name, that of the Health Demonstration Center. Each 
time the women meet, the nurse takes over the children. A 
Health record is kept on each child. They are weighed, examined 
for skin and eye troubles and for malnutrition. 
The Rukwadzano and Chitimbe Club members are also sponsor- 
ing a pre—school club and a teenage club. The pre — schoolers 
arc taught to memorize Bible verses, to sing and to play simple 
games. The teenagers have Bible study, sewing, knitting, 
crocheting, singing and playing simple games. One period is given 
over to out - door sports. Of the eighteen members, only one 
girl is from a Christian home. Three more girls are asking to be 
admitted. Three women were converted and became Probationers 
in the church because of the club. 

We ask the Almighty Father to give us His Power in order to 
bring more people to Christ. 
Maramba and Pfungwe 

The year 1957 has been a progressive one in our area with our 
31 members. The R.R.W. started sewing classes. Appreciation 
and thanks to Sister Jones for her work in helping us start our 
sewing class, for her work in trying to show us the better way of 
living and caring for our babies. Our R. R. W. has chosen two 
women to help women who did not know how to read using the 
Laubach method. This year we sewed quilts, children's dresses 
and we knitted baby hats. We helped the sick by working in 
their field and giving them food and fire wood. A total of 
£1-3-0 was used to help the sick. £4 was given to help build 
a church. 
Nyadiri Center 
The women's work here i« growing to be helpful to many people 



198 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

on our station. Every member of the women's work is trying 
her best to meet the needs of the station. We have learned many 
things, inciiiding how to make quihs, hairpin lace, pillows, shirts, 
children's clothes, games, duku clothes, and toys. We do thank 
Mrs, Carr and Mrs. Smalley for leadership. We thank God 
for the progress of the Rukwadzano work and for the help we 
have had from our missionaries. 

Mrs. Kuture and Mrs. Piburn continue to have a class meeting 
and sewing group with the girls who work on the mission. 
There is really a great need for hand work among our women. 
Our women want to learn. Moreover, after they join our club 
groups, they are helped spiritually, and many are coming to 
know Christ. 

God really answers prayer. The starting of a women's club in 
our Reserve has finally been achieved through prayer. Certain 
rules of the cliief have prevented the work from beginning 
sooner. From 41 members the club has grown up to 56. We 
were fortunate to have the help of Mrs. Carr in beginning this 
work. Within 8 weeks the group learned how to clean their 
homes, to make sewing bags, pillows and aprons. One third 
of this group is made up of women who are not church members, 
but they are now coming to church, Rukwadzano meetings and 
class meetings. We pray that the spirit of serving Christ and 
others may grow in our Reserve and on our station. 

Our R. R. W. helped the sick and worked hard to help where 
there was death. Money used for those in need was £2-0-0 
and for those sick was £2 - 10 - 0. We have 44 members and 
12 new members. 

Mtoko 

We helped the sick and families of the dead w ith £4-18-0 and 
3 tins of mealie meal and fire wood. 13/- was given to 3 non- 
Christians in need. 

Visits were made to back sliders and 5 new members were 
won to Christ. 

We helped orphans with 17/6. 3 widows were helped in their 
fields. 

We are 34 members, 3 class leaders, 2 Sunday school teachers. 

Appreciation is expressed for the Women's Work started by 
Mrs. Higgs in our area. 

Mtoko East 

With the same motto of serving Christ and others, we helped 

these people this year with mealie meal: 

1. Allsouls Mission Orphans and Nyadiri orphans. 

2. Patients at Makosa Clinic 




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3. A woman from P. E. A. whose husliand died at the clinic of 
T. B. and who iiad T. B. herself. Ihe R. K. W. luiped feed 
the woman and her two children for 3 months. 

4. A woman who had an injury and was in the clinic for a long 
time. 

5. Three blind people. 

Money used to help those in need as follows: 

1. 10/- to a T. B. patient to buy things for Christmas 

2. 4/- to a blind patient 

3. 8/- to a man who was travelling and had no money to travel 
48 miles. 

4. £2 to help build the school at M'sanhi 

5. £3-15-0 to help in 5 burials which took place in our area. 
All this aid was given to Non - Chribtians. 

Mrewa Center 

Money used to help the sick families of the dead amounted to 
£24 - 5 - 0. Clothes, baby blankets and baby clothes were given 
to a needy mother. 

A dress and a coat \vas given to another needy woman. Much 
help was given where there was death. We pray to God to help 
us to do His Will and to give more to Christ. 
Mrewa East Circuit 

We bought clothes for an old woman who cannot help herself. 
We also collected some money and grain for helping the poor. 
Chikwizo R. R, W. Report 

We built a house for the Rukwadzano meeting and sewing classes. 
It cost £9 - 12 - 0. We visit our sick and are so pleased to have 
sewing classes. Through the sewing class we are having many 
new members in the church. 

We wish to extend our appreciation and thanks to Sister Jones 
for her help and the materials that she gave to our sewing class. 
We started with 20 women. Now, we are 40. The average atten- 
dance is 30. 

RUKWADZANO RWE WADZIMAI— SOUTHERN SECTION 

Mutambara Center 

The women gave £2 for replacing a roof on a School building. 
Three shillings given to the triplets born at Mutambara Hospital. 
Two shillings for twins. Weeded an acre of a woman's field 
whose daughter died. Helped to look after another family when 
the mother was in hospital. Took turns cooking food for the 
children and washing their clothes. Twice or more a month we 
go out in smaller groups to visit our neighbours in trouble. We 
thank God for the wife of the Superintendent v. ho is not only a 
member but a great help among us. 



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Nyakatsapa 

They gathered wood to take to the chief. They sent two pounds 
for help in erecting a Church building at Maguwa. Took wood 
to the older people, visited the sick and weak Christians. Each 
week visits were made to a nearby clinic taking wood while we 
went to pray with them. 

Umtali 

Every week they visited sick ones at the hospital and gave money 
to those in need. Five pounds was spent in this work. On 
the world day of prayer one pound was collected towards the 
Sakubva Maternity. They provided for the expenses and mate- 
rials for the burial of the son of Rev. J. Kambirombiro of the 
Congo who attended our Conference School. To their Evangelist 
four pounds and thirteen shillings was given at the time of his 
wife's death and they stayed to help the children in the home. 
They sewed and sold articles in order to collect money for the 
Church, and were able to give thirty pounds. Twelve shillings 
was given for help towards the burial of a Mubvuwi Member. 
Took responsibility for a P. E. A. woman who died at the hospital 
when relatives were absent. Two of our women help to teach 
Sunday School and are class leaders. 

Chipfatsura 

Forty-five visits were made to the sick and weak Christians. Gave 
help to seven different old people in their fields. Two pounds, 
seventeen shillings and sixpence was spent among the sick people 
and towards expenses of burials. 

Help was given to five blind neighbours in gathering wood, 
cleaning the home and surroundings. 

Six and half tins of mhunga was given to two needy families. 
Five shillings was given to triplets. 

At Nyika they are helping to bring stones for the Church build- 
ing. 

MUTSAGO 

Bought a dress for a naked mbuya; and smeared a hut of a sick 
old man who has no one to care for him. 

When a new baby comes in a family, they take wood and ufu to 
that family and clean the hut. 

Mt. Makomwe 

Twenty-nine pounds was given for the school building at Mata- 
nda. Twenty-one pounds for the school building at Musiringofa, 
And thirteen pounds for the school building at Mafararikwa, 
The amount of two pounds and five shillings was given towards 
burial expenses. 



REPORTS 201 



Nearly forty visits were made in homes of sick neighbours and 

non-Christians as well as weak ones. 

We thank God for the six old women brought to the Saviour as 

a result of these visits. 

Four of these belong; to Mt. Makomwe Church. 

Every Friday we visit at our Clinic, taking wood or food to some 

of the patients, and have prayers with them. 

MUTAMBARA EASTERN CiRCUIT 

The R. R. W. of the east helped six sick people in their fields 
and visited 20 sick people in their homes. Three of the R.R.W. 
at a time visited the Mutambara Dispensary every week taking 
fire wood with them and praying with them. The R. R. W. 
enrolled six new members from November to April and are 
helping in class meetings and Sunday School. They helped re- 
place a roof on a school building which was torn off by the wind 
by giving the sum of ten pounds. The Mutambara Eastern 
Circuit has started an African Women's Club of the Federation. 
We are very thankful to Mrs. Eriksson who is doing much in 
helping this organization. 

From the Treasury 

It is now nearly three years that we have had a Nurse at Chikwizo 

which is paid from the general Treasury. 

We do thank God for Sister Jones who has made this possible, 

and the help and strength she is giving to make it a sucess. 

May God help us to be true to our motto, which is: 

FOR CHRIST AND OTHERS 

so that as all in nature contributes to her purpose, may all 
that is in us contribute to His purpose. "'Thy Will be Done." 

METHODIST HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

This being a short year for the Conference there has not been 
the activities of the Society that should be expected. However, 
there has been considerable research done during the year. This 
has been carried out mainly along the lines of the entrance into 
the North Country and a continuation of what can be designated 
"UmtaU - Old and New." 

We are always grateful for the happy relationship we have with 
the Archives of Central Africa in Salisbury. It is a delight to do 
research work there and all available material is put at our disposal. 
We have not started to explore the information about our work 
considering the wealth of information in existence. When I have 
any time to Spate while in Salisbury, I always spend it in the 
Archives in a most profitable way. 



202 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

We have been greatly encouraged by the lielp being given by 
Mrs. Stevick in undertaking research work on the Ufe of Dr. Gur- 
ney. This has been long overdue and our wealth of information 
will be greatly increased by the continuation of such in America. 

We have not been able to carry much further, our work on 
the material available relating to Bishop Hartzell, that is now in 
the hands of Dr. Barclay in New York. However, the following 
letter has been received this week from the Librarian of the Board 
of Missions. 

''....The Hartzell material will remain with the Board of 
Missions at least until the period it represents has been covered 
by the History of Missions. It seems to me that at least some 
of it may finally go to Drew University. However, at this point 
I do not know what the decision will be. The material was put, 
as we may have told you, in the Board of Missions Library, when 
Karl Hartzell, the grandson, now dean of Cornell College, decided 
that he neither had the time to write his grandfather's biography, 
as he had planned to do, nor had room for the material bequeathed 
to him. Any plans for housing letters, notes, etc. in another 
place would need to be submitted to Dr. Hartzell. Had you 
thought that some of the Material should be in Southern 
Rhodesia?" 

Articles of historical value have been written and talks given that 
have stimulated the interest of the country in the present work 
of our Conference. 

Although there has not been a meeting of the Society this year, it 
is hoped that this can take place in June. Plans for this year 
include: 

1. Continued research on all projects now underway. 

2. The first draft of a short history on Umtali. 

3. The completion of the "Mother Hughes", her life and work. 

4. The giving of lectures and holding of exhibitions to acquaint 
our Conference and the public with the lives and works that 
have made the present possible. 

June 11 has been fixed as a day for an exhibition and lectures, 
and at the same time a lecture will be given to the Rotary 
Club of Umtali on the same material. Opportunities of similar 
presentations would be welcomed from other schools in the 
Conference. 
Next year, on April 9, Mutambara will celebrate 50 years of effec- 
tive service. The occasion is being used by the local Station as 
a celebration of considerable significance. Let tis all join with 
our interest in helping to make it such. 



REPORTS 203 



It is proposed at the next session of our Conference to have an 
exhibition of historical material and we can start now to make 
our plans to keep in mind during the year some of the necessary 
details. There seems to be a dearth of information among those 
of our Conference concerning the past whence we have come. 
It is recommended that the Officers and Committee of last year 
be re-elected for the coming Conference year. 

SPECIALS 

Secretary of Literature 
W.D.C.S. 

Early in the conference year Miss Scovill translated a tract 
entitled "His Witnesses". So far it has only been duplicated. 
The Bible Revision Committee has continued its work and we 
sent in our suggestions for the book of Genesis. When the 
revised book of Matthew was circulated we went through it care- 
fully and sent in our criticisms. A booklet entitled Health 
Lessons Book 1 by Miss Ashby has been revised and typed in the 
newest orthography and is ready for printing. 

Mr. Maxwell Beni besides editing and sending out the Umbo- 
wo has done much typing and mimeographing for Dr. Stevick 
and some translating for the Women's Bible School study book^ 

Ready for duplicating is a booklet of Bible Memory verses for 
each week of the year, also the Easter story taken from the four 
gospels and an exposition of the 23rd Psalm. 

These can be duplicated first and printed later if found desir- 
able. 

Definitely there is a great need for a full time worker in 
Literature. 



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Part VIII 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Plan of Examinations 
I. MISSIONARIES 

SEE 1956 DISCIPLINE, CHAPTER VII 
PARAGRAPH 2041 - 2048 

2. THE CONFERENCE COURSE OF STUDY. 

Unless courses taken in Schools of Theology approved by the 
Ainnual Conference are acceptel aa substitutes in whole or in part 
for the following courses, they are to be taught over a period of 
eight years, and in no case shall a student remain in the course 
of study for more that 12 years. 

A. STUDIES FOR THE FIRST YEAR. 

1. The Life of Christ (Synoptic Gospels) 

2. The Discipline: Local Church, Judicial Administration and 
Ritual. 

3. Training for active church membership. 

4. History of the early Church (33 to 500 A.D) 

5. Homiletics. 

6. Wesley and his message. 

7. Written sermons on: a) Repentance, and b) Justification 
by Faith. 

8. Supplementary readings. 

B. STUDIES FOR THE SECOND YEAR: 

1. The Teachings of Jesus. 

The History of the Church: 600-1700 A.D. 

3. The Pentateuch. 

4. African Beliefs and Christain ideals and ethics. (Suggested 
books by Edwin Smith: AFRICAN BELIEFS AND 
CHRISTIAN IDEALS). 

5. Worship and Ritual. 

6. Christian stewardship of life. 

7. Written sermons on: a) The new birth, and b) The 
witness of the Spirit. 

8. Supplementary readings. 

C. STUDIES FOR THE THIRD YEAR: 

1. The letters of Paul. 

2. The History of Church: 1700 to present. 

Special emphasis on the Wesleyan revival and Methodiit 
Church. 

3. Message of the Prophets. 

4. Basic Chriitiaa Beliefs: fundamental course in Theology. 

5. The educational work of the Church, 

6. Methods of evangelism. 

7. Written sermons on: a) Salvation and b) Christian 
Service. 

8. Supplementary readings. 

D. STUDIES FOR THE FOURTH YEAR: 

1. The fourth Gospel and General Epistles. 

2. Religious movements (with special reference to Cathol- 
cism, 7th Day Adventism, Russellism, Secularism, Islam, 
etc.) 

3. Christian family and the community. 

4. The wisdom and devotional literature of th« Old Testa- 
ment. 

5. Aots and the early Church. 

6. The preacher and prayer. 

7. Church administration. 

8. Written sermons on: a) Perfection, and b) Fellowship 



206 RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

of love. 
9. Supplementary readings. 

3. COURSE OF STUDY POR APPROVED SUPPLY 
PASTORS: 

FIRST YEAR 

1. The Book of Genesis. 

2. The Life of Moses— Exodus. 

3. The Rules for African Members of the Methodist Church 
in Southern Rhodesia. 

4. Memorise — Chitendo che Wapostori 

Munamato wa Tenzi 

Mbiri Kuna Baba 

Rukudzo 

Chikomborero che Wapostori 

SECOND YEAR 

1. Nzira ye Upswene 

2. Gospel of Matthew. 

3. The Discipline: Articles of Religion. The General Rules. 

4. Receive Instructions in: The conducting of a Church 
Service. The Reading of Scriptures in Public. 

THIRD YEAR: 

1. The Acts of Apostles. 

2. The Discipline: The Aids to Devotion. 

3. Pilgrim's Progress. 

FOURTH YEAR: 

1. The Gospel of John 

2. The Epistle to Galatians 

3. The Epistle to Ephesians 

4. The Ritual Service for the Burial of the Dead. 

5. A Lecture on the Life of Wesley, 
b. Conference Rules of Order. 

None. 

Part IX 
HISTORICAL. 

(a) Conference Sessions. 

EAST CENTRAL AFRICA MISSION CONFERENCE 

TIME PLACE BISHOP SECkETARY 

1901, Nov. 16 Umtali and Hartzell Springer 

Old Umtali 

1903, Sept. 29 Umtali Hartzell Beetham 

1905, May 26 Umtali Hartzell Ferris 

1907, Mar. 13 Umtali Hartzell Ferris 

1907, Nov. 22 Umtali Hartzell Ferris 

1909, July 10 Umtali Hartzell Greeley 

1910, Aug. 17 Umtali Hartzell Greeley 

1911, June 7 Umtali Hartzell Gurney 

1912, Feb. 17 Old Umtali ... Rev. J. R. Gates O'Farrell 

1913, Oct. 22 Old Umtali ... Hartzell Greeley 

RHODESIA MISSION CONFERENCE. 

1915, Jan. 20 Old Umtali ... Hartzell Greeley 

1916, Feb. 16 Old Umtali ... (Rev. J. R.Gates) Greeley 

1917, May 3 Old Umtali ... Johnson Greeley 

1917, Dec. 7 Old Umtali... Johnson J.R.Gates 

1919, April 4 XJmtaU Johnson Gurney 

1921, June 13 Old Umtali .. Johnson James 

1922, June 14 Old Umtali ... Johnson James 

1923, June 19 Old Umtali ... Shepard James 

1924, Aug 13 Old Umtali ... Johnson James 



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Johnson Murphree 

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8 Mrewa Johnson Sells 

28 OldUmtali... Johnson Sells 

14 Old Umtali.. Johnson .. Sells 

13 OldUmtali... Johnson Sells 

9 Old Umtali Springer Adkins 

6 Old Umtali ... Springer Sells 

6 Nyadiri Springer Sells 

5 OldUmtali ... Springer Sells 

8 Old Umtali ... Springer Sells 



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(b) DELEGATES TO THE GENERAL CONFERENCE 
Methodist Episcopal Church 
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Ministerial: T. A. O'Farrell; Reserve— H. I. James 
Lay: Miss Ruth Hanson; Reserve — Miss Oril Penney 
1936 

Ministerial: H. I. James; Reserve— E. L. Sells 
Lay: Miss Sarah N. King; Reserve— Mrs. H. I James 

The Methodist Church 
1940 

Ministerial: T. A. O'Farrell; Reserve— H. E. Taylor 
Lay: Mrs. T. A. O'Farrell; Reserve— Mrs. H. E. Taylor 
1944 

Ministerial: M. J. Murphree; Reserve— E. L. Sells 
Lay: Miss S. N. King; Reserve — Mr. M. J. Murphree 
1948 

Ministerial: Per Hassing; Reserve— R. C. Gates and E. L. Sells 
Lay: T. R. Roberts; Reserve— Miss L. Tubbs 
1952 

Ministerial: M. J. Murphree; Reserve -H. I. James 
Lay: Enoch Chieza; Reserve— Miss Lois Pfaff 
1956 

Ministerial: Samuel Chieza; Reserve— J. Chitombo 
Lay: Mrs. O. Stine; Reserve— Mrs. R. C. Gates 

(c) Missionaries 1898— 1957 

List of Missionaries sent to the Rhodesia Work by the Board of Foreign 
Missions and the W. F. M. S. and W. D, C. S. beginning with the opening of the 



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work in 1898, with year of entering and leaving the work. 
Rev. M. W. Ehnes 1898-1901 Mrs. M. J. Murphree. 



Mrs. M. W. Ehnes 1898-1901 

Rev. J L. DeWitt 1899-1901 

Mrs. J. L. DeWitt 1899-1901 

Mrs. Anna Arndt 1899-1902 

Mr. Herman Heinkle 1899-1903 

Dr. Hammett 1899-1899 

Miss Culver 1899-1899 

Rev.E. H. Greeley 1900-1938 

Rev. R. E. Beetham 1901-1904 

Mr.G.M. Odium 1901-1902 

Rev. R. Wodehouse 1901-1910 

Mrs. R. Wodehouse 1901-1910 

Rev. J. M. Springer 1901-1906 

1921-1924 

Mrs. H. Rasmussen 1901 

Mrs. J. Springer 1905-1909 

1921-1924 

Miss E.H.Johnson 1901-1904 

Rev. Samuel Gurney 1902-1905 

1909-1920 

Mrs. S. Gurney 1902-1902 

Mr. D. Carson 1902-1903 

Mrs. D. Carson 1902-1903 

Rev. J.H.Dimmit 1903-1903 

Rev. G. A. Baldwin 1903-1904 

Rev. J. E. Ferris 1904-1909 

Mrs. J. E. Ferris 1904-1909 

Rev. S. D. Coffin 1905-1911 

Miss Swormstedt 1905 

Mrs.S. D, Coffin 1907-1911 

Mr. E. L. Sechrist 1906-1909 

Rev. J. R. Gates 1906-1919 

1916-1932 

Miss H. L. Lodge 1907 

Mrs. J. R. Gates 1908-1914 

1916-1932 

Miss E. M. Bell 1907-1911 

Miss S. Coffin 1907-1912 

Rev. G. A. Roberts 1907-1950 

Rev. A. L. Buchwalter 1909-1915 

Mrs. A. L. Buchwalter 1909-1915 

Rev. H. N. Howard 1909-1920 

Mrs H. N. Howard 1909-1920 

Miss E. D. Nourse 1909-1921 

Miss P. MuUikin 1909-1939 

Rev. T. A. O'Farrell 1910-1951 

Mrs. T. A. O'Farrell 1910-1951 

Miss B. Fowles 1910 

Mrs. G. A. Roberts 1912-1950 

Miss R. N. Goddard 1912 

Mrs. J. Paisley 1915-1921 

Miss G.Clark 1912-1947 

Rev. C. A. Kent 1912-1915 

Mrs.C. A. Kent 1912-1915 

Rev. H. I.James 1913-1952 

Mrs. H. I. James 1913-1952 

Miss E. E. Bjorklund 1915-1930 

Miss E. A. Hess 1915-1932 

Miss F. Quinton 1917-1940 

Miss S.Rexrode 1918-1921 

MissL. Tubbs 1918-1957 

Rev. H. E.Taylor 1919-1947 

Mrs. H.E.Taylor 1919-1947 

Miss O. Parmenter 1920-1949 

Rev. M. J. Murphree 1920-1957 



Miss M. Fuller. 



Rev. A. DeJacoby 

Mrs. A. DeJacoby. 

Rev. W. Bourgaize..... 

Rev. L. E. Tull 

Mr. W. C. Gardner 

Mrs. W. 0. Gardner.... 

Mrs. G, Beven 

Miss B. Reitz 

Rev. R. C. Gates 

Mrs. R. C. Gates 

Miss A. Moore 

Rev. J. G. Brass 

Mrs. J. G. Brass 

Rev. F. G. Mauger 

Mrs F. G. Mauger 

Miss Ethel MoMann... 

Miss Sarah King 

Miss B Ramsey 

Rev. R. F. Wagner 



Miss J. G. Woodruff 

Miss IlaScovill 

Dr. S. R. P. Montgomery . 
Mrs. S. R. P. Montgomery 

Miss Oral Penney 

Miss Ruth E. Hanson 

Miss Mildred O. Benson 

Rev. E. L. Sells 

Mrs. E. L. Sells 

Mrs. R. F. Wagner 

Miss Jessie Pfaff 

Miss Wilhelraina Shields 

Miss Alice Whitney 

Miss Irene Gugin 

Rev. L. E. Adkins 

Mrs. L. E. Adkins... .... 

Miss Rosa Rydell 

Miss Edith Parks 

Miss Marguerite Deyo 

Mr. W. D. Hamrick 

Mrs. W. D. Hamrick 

Rev. Per Hassing 

Mrs. P, Hassing 

Dr. G. A. Anderson 

Mr. Tudor Roberts 

Miss E. de Vries 

Mrs. A. G. Anderson 

Miss H. Wildermuth 

Rev. M. E. Culver 

Mrs. M E. Culver 

Miss E. Ashby , 

Mr. J.Thacker 

Mrs. J. Thacker 

Rev. Q. C. Roberts 

Mrs. Q. C. Roberts 

Rev. C. W. Huie 

Mrs. C. W. Huie 

Mrs. T. R. Roberts 

Miss Lois Pfaff 

Miss Mildred Taylor 

Miss F. Hackler 

Rev. C. E. Fuller 

Mrs. C. E. Fuller 



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Rev. L. G. Blomquist 1947- 

Mrs. L. G. Blomquist ..".... 1947- 

Miss M. Johansson 1947- 

Mrs. H. F. Buies 1948-1949 

Rev. F.Jackson 1949-1954 

Mrs. F. Jackson 1949-1954 

Rev. Kare Eriksson... 1949- 

Mrs. Kare Eriksson 1949- 

Dr. Jolin Sheldon 1949-1954 

Mrs. John Sheldon 1949-1954 

Mr. H. L. Christian 1949-1951 

Mrs. H. L.Christian 1949-195) 

Rev. K. Harper 1949- 

Mrs. K. Harper 1949- 

Mr. B. A. Higgs, Jr 1949- 

Mrs. B. A. Higgs 1949- 

Mr. Wallace Kinyon 1950- 

Mrs. W. Kinyon 1950- 

Rev. A. L. Mansure 1950- 

Mrs. A. L. Mansure 1950- 

Miss Grace Otto 1950- 

Miss Vivian Otto .1950- 

Rev. O. A. Stine 1950- 

Mrs. O. A. Stine 1950- 

Mrs. P.W. Jones 1950- 

Rev. A. Leiknes 1950-1954 

Mr. I. W. Jansen 1950- 

Mrs. I. W. Jansen....." 1950- 

Miss S. Aldrich 1950- 

Miss V. Priest 1950-1953 

Rev. A. R. Boucher 1951-1956 

Mrs. A. R. Boucher 1951-1956 

Rev. H. Griffin 1951 

Mrs. H. Griffin 1951- 

Rev. H.F. Anfinsen 1951- 

Mrs.H. F. Anfinsen 1951- 

Mrs. A. Leiknes 1951-1954 



Miss S. Hervold 1947- 

Rev. H. F. Buies 1948-1949 

Mr. Morgan Johnson 1951-1955 

Miss Helen Emmert 1951-1956 

Miss Esther Russell 1951- 

Miss Ell«n Sweeny 1951- 

Mr. B.Smalley 1952- 

Mrs. B. Smalley 1952- 

Miss M.M. Ball 1952- 

Rev. E. J. Aeschliman 1952- 

Mrs. E. J. Aeschliman 1952- 

Mr. D. L. Sherertz 1952- 

Mrs. D. L. Sherertz 1952- 

Mr. G. M. Carr 1952- 

Mrs. G. M.Carr 1952- 

Dr. Clara Nutting 1952- 

Miss J. Titus 1953-1954 

Ur. M.Piburn 1953- 

Mrs, M. Piburn 1953- 

Rev. C. Miller 1953- 

Mrs. C. Miller 1953- 

Miss M. Sawyer 1954- 

Mr. Roger Harmon 1954-1955 

Miss Jenny Larsen 1954- 

Miss Ruth Lind 1955- 

Mr. Dean M. Manbeck 1955- 

Mr. M. W. Murphree 1955- 

Mrs. M. W. Murphree 1955- 

Miss Dorothy Hickok 1956- 

Rev. R.W. Goodloe, Jr 1956- 

Mrs. R.W. Goodloe 1956- 

Mr. Everett Matzigkeit 1956- 

Mrs. E. Matzigkeit 1956- 

Mr. Benjamin Averitt 1957- 

Mr. John Schevinius 1957- 

Mrs. J. Schevinius 1957- 



The following workers were employed on the field. 
Rev. M.H. Reid, 1898; Mrs. R. St. Tulloch, 1902; Mr. M, B. Spears, 1905 Mrs. 
H. Brown, 1903; Miss M. Brown, 1903; Miss Cuff. 1903; Mrs. T. Stratton 1905; 
Miss E. B.ennet, 1905; Rev. C. H. Beangley, 1906; Mr. W. H. Robson 1906; Miss 
A.F.Gray; 1906; Rev. G. A. Stockdale, 1907; Mr. and Mrs. Garner 1907; Miss 
Blezzard. 1907; Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Till, 1910; Mrs. L. Carson, 1911 Mr. R. 
Mackenzie, 1913; Rev. and Mrs. R.B. Wallace, 1913; Mr. J.G. Paisley 1912; Rev. 
William Garner, 1912; Mr. and Mrs. William Hodgson, 1917; Mr. and Mrs. S. 
C. Searle, 1918 1921; Mr. C. Till, 1920; B. J. E. Pretorius, 1924; Mr. G. Pretorius, 
1925-1930; Miss J. Mcmorran, 1928-1930; Mrs. Qys 1930-1933; Miss Lousse Forrest 
1935-1936; Miss Jean Loze, 1936-1938; Miss Lois Pfaff, 1936-1941; Mr. and Mrs. 
Carl Huie, 1936-1940; Miss Lois Jessop 1937-19r40; Miss Fannie EUener 1937-40; 
Mrs. Irene Wratten 1938; Mr. and Ms. P. F. De Brujin 1939-1940; Mr. and Mrs. 
G. P. Rraithwaite 1939-1941; Miss Emily Loze 1940-1946. Miss Louise Forrest 
1941-1955; Mrs. V. Sabistan 1947; Mrs. C. Boswell 1946-1947; B. Howells 1946; 
Mr. & Mrs. A. M. Burns 1948; Miss F. Ellener 1947; B. Finlayson 1947; Miss 
Gericka 1947; Rev. & Mrs. E. Dugmore 1953; Miss Amv Martin 1948, Mrs. W. 
Reich. 1948-51; Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Boltraan 1950 51; Mrs. W. Gazeley 1951-55; 
Mr. A. J. H. O'Hara 1949-56. 1953. Mrs. G. Mansure 1951-54. Mrs. Nuttal 1954. 
Mr. H. Ferreira 1955. Rev. F. T. Meacham 1955. 

Mr. T. J. C. West, 1953; Mrs. J. Thompson, 1955; Mrs. T. J. C. West, 1956; Dr. 
Ruth Bartholomew, 1956; Mrs. B. Gardner, 1957. 



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PART X 
PASTORAL RECORD 

This record includes only the appointments during membership in the Confer- 
ences, and not those as "supply." 

In the case of missionaries, appointments before Conference membership on 
the field are included. 

The figures are the years of service spent in the Ministry of the Methodist 
Episcopal Conference and The Methodist Conference. 
The addresses are given in the Conference Roll and Directory. 

1. FULL MEMBERS 

Aeschliman, Edward John: Geneise Conference 1916; Ordained Deacon and 
Elder 1918; Transferred to North China Conference 1919; Transferred to Rhodesia 

Conference 1952; 1954-57 Umtali, Miller Memorial Church and Social Centre* 
Umtali and Theological School, Old Umtali. 

Adkins, Lllburn E: Minnesota Conference 1925; Deacon 1925; Elder 1927; 
West Concord 1925-27; In School 1928-29; Transferred to South East Africa 
Conference 1930; 1930-33 Kambini Central Training School; Transferred to 
Rhodesia Conference 1933; 1933-36 Marange, Odzi, Old Umtali and Mtasa 
Circuits; 1934-36 Gandanzara Circuit; 1937 on furlough; 1938-57 Missionary in 
East Africa. 

Aldrich, Sylvia: Rhodesia Conference 1953; Deacon 1944; Elder 1946 by the 
Hinghway Conference; Appointed Missionary of the W. D. C. S. Rhodesia 
1950-56 Old Umtali, Teacher Training Depjirtraent; 1957 on furlough. 

Anfinsen, Hans Faye: Norway Conference, 1948; Deacon 1951; Elder 1952 
^Missionary Rule); Sandnes 1948-49; In school, 1950; Transferred to Rhodesia 
Conference 1952; 1952—56 Marange-Chiduku; 1957 on furlough. 

Ball, Marcia: Rhodesia Conference 1953, Appointed Missionary of the W. D. 
C. S. in Rhodesia, 1952; Deacon 1955; 1952—56 Umtali Christian Centre; 1957 
on furlough. 

Blomquist, Lennart: Swedish Conference 1940, Deacon 1942; Elder 1944; Transfer- 
erred to Rhodesia Conference 1947; 1947-1949 Nyadiri District Missionary; 
1950-51 Superintendent, Nyadiri District; 1952 on furlough; 1954-1956 Muta- 
mbara; 1957 Old Umtali. 

Boucher, Arnold R.: Wisconsin Conference, 1939; Deacon 1941; Elder 1943; 
Wesley Chapel, Pleasant Prairie Circuit, 1939 - 41, East Troy Circuit, 1941-43; 
Chaplain in the United States Army 1943-46; Whitefish Bay 1946-1950; 
Transferred to Rhodesia Conference August 1951; 1952 — 56 Mrewa Mission; 1957 
on furlough. 

Bourgaize, Wilfred: Rhodesia Conference 1921; Deacon and Elder 1921; 1931 
Umtasa, Gandanzara and Headlands Circuits; 1922-25 Mtoko and Uzumba 
Circuits; 1925-26 Mtoko Circuit; 1927-28 Superintendent Mtoko District; 1929 
on furlough; 1930-38 Superintendent, Mtoko District; 1938 on furlough; 1939-56 
Superintendent, Mtoko District; 1957 retired. 

Clildzikwe, Joslah: Rhodesia Confererence, 1948; Deacon 1950; Elder 1952; 
1948 Mukahanana Circuit; 1949 Penhalonga; 1950 Asst. Religious Education; 
1951 Maranke North Circuit; 1952—56 Mrewa; 1957 Ehnes Memorial Church, 
Old Umtali. 

Chieza, Luke: Rhodesia Conference 1934; Deacon 1936; Elder 1938; 1936-41 

Evangelist Mrewa District; 1942-1947 Mrewa; 1949-52 Nyakatsapa Circuit; 

1954-1955 Assistant Superintendent, Mtasa Makoni District; 1956 -57 Mtasa 

District. 

Chieza, Philip: Rhodesia Mission Conference 1927; Deacon 1932; Elder, 1936; 

1927-29 Muziti; 1930-31 Chiduku Circuit; 1932 Odzi Circuit; 1933-35 Odzi-Old 

Umtali Circuit, 1936-38 Odzi Circuit; 1939-48 Penhalonga; 1949 - 1952 - 54 Chiduku 

South Circuit, 1955 Retired. 

Ctiieza, Samuel: Rhodesia Conference 1927; Deacon 1930; Elder 1933; 1927 - 31 

Mrewa; 1931-48 Mtoko; 1949 - 1957 Salisbury. 

Ctilgubu, Nason: Rhodesia Conference, 1942; Deacon 1944; Elder 1946; 1942-56 

Chikuhwa and Uzumba North Circuit; Nyadiri East 1957. 



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Chikosl, Davison: Rhodesia Conference Deacon ^957; 1953-4 Gandanzara; 1955 

Supernumerary; 1956 - 57 Mutanibara East Circuit. 

Chimbadzwa, Josiah: Rhodesia Conference 1926; Deacon 1929; Elder 1930; 
19;J6 - 1930 Assistant, Theological School, Old Umtali; 1931-33 Assistant Pastor, 
Old Umtali and teacher in Hartzell Training School; 1934 - 35 Assistant Pastor, 
Old Umtali. 1936-40 Pastor Old Umtali; 1941-46 Salisbury; 1946-51 Old Umtali; 
1952—57 Umtali. 

Chimbganda, Elijah: Rhodesia Conference 1955; Deacon 1957; 1955—57 Mtoko 

North Circuit. 

Chitoinbo, Jonah: Rhodesia Conference 1933; Deacon 1935; Elder 1938; in School 
1933-35; 1935—47 Nyadiri Circuit; 1948-52 Nyadiri East Circuit; 1953-55 
Assistant Superintendent, Nyadiri District; 1956 Nyadiri District; 1957 Mrewa 
and Nyadiri District. 

Choto, Kenneth; Rhodesia Conference 1948; Deacon 1950, Elder 1952, 1948-52 
Mrewa School Supervisor and Mrewa East; 1954 — 56 Assistant Superintendent, 
Mrewa District; 1957 Mtoko District. 

Culver, Maurice E: Neward Conference 1842; Deacon and Elder 1944; New 
Jersey 1942-44; transferred to Rhodesia Conference 1945; 1945-46 Maranke and 
Zimunya Circuits; 1947-49 Superintendent Maranke-Zinuinya District; 1947-48 
Superintendent Mtasa-Makoni District; 1948-49 Umtali District; 1949-52 on 
furlough; 1952-55 Secretary of Literature and Evangelism; 1954 - 56 Principal 
Theological School; 1957 on furlough. 

Chiza, Martin: Rhodesia Conference, 1952; Deacon 1954; Elder 1956; 1952 Ganda- 
nzara; 1953—56 Ehncs Memorial Church, Old Umtali; 1957 in School. 

Chinogureyi, Maja David: Rhodesia Conference 1956; Deacon 1957; 1956 Umtali 
Zimunya Circuit; 1957 Nyadiri Circuit. 

Dikanifuwa, Nason 4.: Rhodesia Conference 1954; Deacon 1956; 1955—56 Nyadiri 

Mission; 1957 Umtali. 

Erilisson, Kare E. N.: Norway Conference 1941; Deacon 1946; Elder 1947; No 
in Rana 1941-42; Sigenrford 1943; Bod 1944; in School 1947— 4S: Transferred 
Rhodesia Conference 1949; 1949—51 District Missionary, Mutambara; 1952—53 
Superintendent, Mutambara District; 1954 on furlough; 1955 — 57 Superintendent 
Mutambara District, Principal Mutambara School. 

Fuller, Charles: Pennyslvania Conference, 1930; Deacon 1933; Elder Picture 
Rocks Circuit 1927-29; Half Moon 1929-1930; Riddlesburg 1930-31: Burnt Cabins 
1931-1933; Cherry Tree 1933-1935; Shirland (Rocks River) 1935-1938; Appointed 
missionary 1938; Kambini 1939-1943; Eastern Transvaal District 1943-1946; 
Furlough 1946-1947; Transferred Rhodesia Conference 1947; 1947-50 Superin- 
tendent Mrewa District; 1951-57 on furlough. 

Gates, Robert C. Rhodesia Conference 1923; Deacon 1923; Elder 1927, 1923-1927; 
Literary and Normal Department, Hartzell Training School; 1923 Old Umtali 
Circuit; 1924 Old Umtali Church; 1925 Old Umtali, Umtali and Circuit; 1926 
Missioii Correspondent; 1927 Superintendent, Old Umtali District; and Principal 
Hartzell Training School; 1932 Superintendent. Nyadiri District; 1933 — 35 
Superintendent, Mrewa District; 1936 Superintendent Umtali — Rusape District, 
St. Andrew's; 1933-36 Mission Treasurer; 1937 on furlough; 1938-46 Hartzell 
Training School, Teacher Training Dept.; 1939-46, 1949-54 Mission Treasurer and 
Correspondent; 1941-48 on furlough; 1949-50 Mrewa North and West Circuit; 
1950-55 Supervisor Harare Church, Salisbury; 1956 on furlough; 1957 Super- 
intendent Umtali — Zimunya District. 

Griffin, Hunter D.: Kentucky Conference 1947; Deacon 1949. Elder 1950; 
Transferred Rhodesia Conference, 1951; Missionary Mtasa - Makoni 1951; 1952-55 
Superintendent. Mtasa -Makoni District; 1956 on furlough; 1957 Principal, 
Nyadiri Mission. 

Gurupira, Philemon: Rhodesia Conference 1952, Deacon 1954, Elder 1956; 
1953-55 Mtoko African Missionary Society; 1956-Chiduku South Circuit. 

Harper, Kenneth: California-Nevada Conference 1948; Deacon and Elder 
1948; Tranferred to Rhodesia Conference 1951; 1951 Superintendent Mtasa 
Makoni District; 1952—54 Teacher Training Old Umtali; 1954 - 1957 on furlough. 



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Hassing, Per: Norway Conference 1937, Deacon 1938; Elder 1939; 1937—39 
Conference Evangelist; 1939 Tranferred Rhodesia Conference; 1940-4 L Superin- 
tendent of Schools Old Umtali District; 1942-45 Superintendent Mtasa-Makoni 
District; 1946-47 on furlough; 1948-1950 Superintendent Mtasa-Makoni District; 
1949-52 Superintendent Umtali District; 1952 Superintendent Mutambara Dis- 
trict;1953-54 on furlough; 1955-57 Field Treasurer and Correspondent; 1956-57 
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop. 

James, Henry 1.: West Wisconsin Conference 1907; Deacon 1910; Elder 1913 
1907, Birchwood; Transferred Wisconsin Conference 1908; 1908 - 09 Algoma 
1910-12 Oconto; Transferred East Central Africa Mission Conference 1913 
1913-14 St. Paul's Penhalonga; 1915 Principal Hartzell Training School; 1916-1919 
Mission Treasurer; 1916 Bible Department and Mission Press; 1917-191 8 Principal 
Central Training School Old Umtali Circuit; 1919 on furlough; 1920-22 Superin- 
tendent, Umtali District and St. Andrew's Church; 1920-24 Mission Treasurer 
and Correspondent; 1923-24 Superintendent Mrewa District; 1925-26 on furlough; 
1927-28 Superintendent, Mrewa District; 1929-31 Superintendent, Umtali District 
and St. Andrew's Church; 1932-34 Superintendent Umtali District, Principal 
Theological School, Pastor Old Umtali, and Mission Press; 1930-34 Mission 
Treasurer and Correspondent; 1935 on furlough; 1936-47 Superintendent Mrewa 
District; 1948-49 on furlough; 1949-51 Superintendent Mutambara; 1952 retired. 

Jangano, Elia:— On trial Rhodesia Conference 1948; Ordained Deacon, 1950 
1948-49 Assistant in Religious Education; 1950-51 Mutambara; 1952 Mutambara 
East; 1954-1955 Mutambara West Circuit; 1956-57 Chaplain Hospital. 

Jijita, John:— Rhodesia Conference 1953, Deacon 1955; Elder 1957; 1953-56 
Maramba-Pfungwe Circuit; 1957 Nyadiri Center. 

Kajese, Amon:— Rhodesia Conference 1942; Deacon 1944; Elder 1946; 1942-52 
Maramba-Pfungwe-Darwin Circuit, 1943-1957 Uzumba South. 

Kasambira Silas:— Rhodesia Conference 1932: Deacon 1934; Elder 1936; In 
School 1932-33; 1934 Penhalonga; 1935-40 Gandanzara Circuit; 1941-45 Mt. 
Makomwe; 1945-52, Nyanyadzi; 1954-57 Mutambara West, 

Katsande Alfred:— Rhodesia Conference 1955; Deacon 1957; 1955-56 Nyamu- 
kwarara; 1957 Inyanga North. 

Katsidzira, Benjamin:— Rhodesia Conference 1924; Deacon 1926; Elder 1930; 
1924-25 Nyamukwarara; 1926 Gandanzara; 1927-31Gandanzara Circuit; 1932-34 
Mtasa Circuit; 1935-38 Maranke Circuit; 1939-48 Zimunya Circuit; 1950 Chiduku 
North Circuit; 1951, Retired. 

Katsidzira, Hosea:— Rhodesia Conference 1930; Deacon 1932; Elder 1934; 1930-31 
in School; 1932-35 Mangwendi Circuit; 1935-36 Headlands Circuit; 1937-38 
Headlands Citrcuit; 1939-57 Mrewa Circuit. 

Kawadza, Jonah:- Rhodesia Conference 1953, Deacon 1955; Elder 1957; 1953-57 
Mrewa East Circuit. 

Kowo, Simon:~Rhodesia Conference 1953; Deacon 1953; Elder 1953-54 Mtoko 
North Circuit; 1955-56 Mtoko East Circuit; 1957 assistant Superintendent, 
Mtoko District. 

Kuwana, Ellslia L:— Rhodesia Conference 1952; Deacon 1956; 1952-53 Nyamu- 
kwarara; 1954-55 Mrewa East Circuit; 1957 Mtoko East Circuit. 
Lelknes, Asbjorn: — Norway Conference 1948; Deacon 1949; Elder 1950; 
Transferred to Rhodesia Conference 1950; 1950-51 District Missionary, Nyadiri; 
1952—54 Superintendent, Nyadiri District; 1955-57 on furlough. 
Machirl, Jonah:— Rhodesia Conference 1930; Deacon 1933; Elder 1935; in school 
1933-35; 1935-1937 Evangelist, Old Umtali District; 1938-1939 Mukahanana; 
Circuit; 1940-41 Teacher Hartzell Training School, Old Umtali; 1942-48 Chiduku 
South Circuit; 1949-54 Maranke South Circuit; 1955-57 Penhalonga Mundenda 
Circuit. 

Machirl, Patrick:— Rhodesia Conference 1930; Deacon 1932; Elder 1934 1930-31 
in School; 1932-33 Chiduku Circuit; 1934-1935 Maranke Circuit; 1936-49 Nyaka- 
tsapa; 1950-51 Mtoko; 1951-54 Chiduku North, 1955-57 Gandanzara Circuit. 
Madzinga, Nason:— Rhodesia Conference 1953, Deacon 1955; Elder 1957; 1953-57 
Nyadiri East Circuit, 1957 Maramba — Pfungwe. 

Makuto, Daniel:— Rhodesia Conference 1948: Deacon 1950; Elder 1952; 1949-50 
Chikwizo; 1951-56 Mtoko; 1957 Mrewa East Circuit. 



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Mandisodza, David: -Rhodesia Conference 1921; Deacon 1921- Elder 1929- 1921 
Salisbury; 1922-29 Headlands Circuit; 1930-33 Umtali 1934 Leave of absence- 
1935 Supernumerary; 1936 Located, 1937-43 Mangwcndi Circuit- 1944-50 Marani^A 
Circuit; 1951 Retired. a^aneo 

Mandisodza, Wilson:— Rhodesia Conference 1942; Deacon 1944- Elder 1942 43 
Muziti; Nyakatsapa; 1944-46 Old Umtali Circuit 1947-1949; Nvadiri Circuit- IQ'iO 
51; Mrevra East Circuit 1952; 1953-57 Mrewa North Circuit. 

Mansure, Artliur L:— Detroit Conference 1936 at School 1936-48, Deacon 1938 
Elder 1940; 1938 South Tewlcsbury, Mass; 1939, Harper Avenue, Detroit 1940 43 
St. James, Detroit; transferred to New Hampshire Conference, 1944- 1944-47 
Peterborough and West Ridge, N. H. 1947-48, Allston, Boston; transferred to 
New England Conference, 1948; 1949, Missionary to Southern Rhodesia- transfer 
red to Rhodesia Conference, 1950; 1949-54 Old Umtali Theological School Old 
Umtali; 1955-57 on furlough. 

Maramba, Johnson.-— Rhodesia Conference 1930; Deacon 1932; Elder 1936- 1930 
Assistant Hartzell Training School; 1931-33 Mukahanana Circuit; 1934 In School- 
1935-36 Penhalonga; 1936-38 Penhalonga Circuit; 1939-48 Chiduku North- 1949-50 
Nyadiri Circuit; 1950- Penhalonga— Mundenda; 1955-57 Zimunya Circuit'. 

Marange, Tliomas:— Rhodesia Conference 1923; Deacon 1926; Elder 1928- 19'>3 
Umtali; 1924-25 Mutambara Circuit; 1926-38 Zimunya Circuit; 1939-46 Ma'ran^P 
Circuit; 1947-48 Associate, Umtali; 1948 Retired. ^ 

Marange, Titus:— Rhodesia Conference 1924; Deacon 1926; Elder 1930; 1924-28 
Salisbury; 1929-31 in school; 1932-33 Gandanzara Circuit; 1934-51 Umtali'; 1952-57 
Mutambara. 

Matongo, Ezelciel:— Rhodesia Conference 1955; Deacon 1957; 1955-57 Maranke 
South Circuit. 

Miller, Cliarles M:— Baltimore Conference 1949; Deacon 1950; Elder 1951; 1950-52 
in School; Transferred to Rhodesia Conference 1953; 1953-54 Mutambara' District 
Superintendent; 1955-57 Superintendent Mrewa District. 

Mparutsa, Moses:— Rhodesia Conference 1928; Deacon 1930; Elder 1933; 1928-29 
Umtali; 1930-44 Nyadiri; 1945-54 Zimunya South Circuit; 1955 Assistant 
Superintendent Marange— Chiduku District; 1956-57 Superintendent Marange 
District. 

Mukombiwa, Zacliariah:— Rhodesia Conference 1926; Deacon 1929; Elder 1932- 
1926 Assistant Agriculture Dept. Old Umtali 1927-28 Penhalonga- 1929-33' 
Headlands Circuit; 1934-38 Chiduku Circuit; 1939-46 Old Umtali Circuit; 1948 
Mrewa East Circuit; 1949 Retired. 

Munjoma, Enocli: — Rhodesia Conference 1930; Deacon 1932; Elder 1934; 1930-31 
in school; 1932-53 Mtoko North Circuit, 1954-57 Zimunya Circuit. 

Munjoma, Samuel:--Rhodesia Conference, 1942; Deacon 1944; Elder 1946; 1942-48 
Uzumba North Circuit 1949 Mutambara Mission; 1950-1953 Mundenda Circuit- 
1954-57 Maranke North Circuit. 

Murpliree, Marsliall J.:— Nebraska Conference 1917; Deacon 1919; Elder 1920; 
Transferred Rhodesia Conference 1921; 1921-23 Principal Hartzell Training 
School, Superintendent Old Umtali District; 1924 Superintendent Mutambara 
District; 1925 on furlough; 1926-31 Theological Department, Old Umtali; 1926 
Gandanzara Circuit; 1927 Superintendent Rusapi District; 1928 Superintendent 
Old Umtali, Rusapi District, Rhodesia Mission Press; 1929 Rhodesia Mission 
Press; 1930-31 Superintendent Rusapi District, Mission Press; 1932 Superint- 
endent Umtali— Rusapi District, St. Andrew's Church; 1933-34 On furlough; 
1935-38; Superintendent, Old Umtali District, Principal Hartzell Training School, 
Mission Press; 1939-40 Superintendent, Old Umtali District and Mission; 1941-44' 
on furlough; 1945 Old Umtali; 1946-50 Superintendent Old Umtali District, 
Principal Hartzell Training School; 1951 on furlough; 1952-56 Conference 
Evangelist; 1957 on furlough. 

Murpliree, Marsliall Warne:— Indiana Conference 1954; Deacon 1956 Elder 
1957; 1954 Lanesville; 1955 In School, 1956 transferred to Rhodesia Conference 
1956-57 Evangelism Nyadiri— Mtoko; 1957 Superintendent Nyadiri District 
Schools. 



2U RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Mushapaldze, Davison: -Rhodesia Conforence 1953; Deacon 1955; Elder 1957; 
1953-56 Ohikore— Tauda Circuit; 1957 Mrewa. 

Mu/orewa. Abeli-Rhodesia Conference 1953; Deacon 1955; Elder 1957; 1953-55 
Assistant, in Conference Evangelism; 1956-57 Chiduku North Circuit. 

Nemaungwe, John:— Rhodesia Conference 1953; Deacon 1955; Elder 1953-56 
Assistant, Miller Memorial Church, Umtali. 1957 Supernumerary. 

Nduna, John:— Rhodesia Conference 1928; Deacon 1930; Elder 1932; 1928-31 
Assistant, Hartzell Training School Old Qmtali (Literary Department), Old 
Umtali Circuit; 1932-37 Teacher in Hartzell Training School. Old Umtali; 1938-40 
Superintendent of Schools, Old Umtali District; 1941 Leave of Absence; 1942-48 
Assistant, Hartzell Training School (Literary Department) 1942-56 Superint- 
endent Honde District; 1957 Rowa. 

Ngonyama, Reginald:— Rhodesia Conference 1925; Deacon 1927; Elder 1929; 
1925-26 Assistant. Muiambara Mission; 1927-28 Mutambara Circuit and Muta- 
mbara Mission; 1929-33 Marange Circuit; 1934-51 Assistant, Hartzell Training 
School; 1952 Retired. 

Nyamukapa, Patron: Rhodesia Conference 1948; Deacon 1950; Elder 1952; in 
school 1948; 1950 North East Mtoko District 1951 Chikwizo, 1952-56 Assistant 
for Literature Evangelism; 1957 Headlands Circuit. 

Otto, Qrace: Rhodesia Conference 1953, Deacon 1948, Elder 1952, 1954 Muta- 
mbara Girls School, 1955 on furlough; 1956-57 Headmistress Mutambara Girls' 
School. 

Otto, Vivian: Rhodesia Conference 1953, Deacon 1948, Elder 1952, 1953-54 
Nyadiri Girls School, 1955 on furlough; 1956 Nyt-diri; 1957 Old Umtali Teacher 
Training. 

O'Farrell, Thomas A.: East Central Africa Conference 1910; Deacon and Elder 
1910; 1910-1915 Mutambara Mission and Circuit; 1915-18 on furlough 1919 
Principal Central Training School, Old Umtali; 1919-20 Mrewa Mission and 
Circuit; 1921-23 Superintendent, Mrewa District; 1924 on fuilough; 1925-26 
Superintendent, Mrewa District; 1927-31 Superintendet, Nyadiri District; 1932 
on furlough; 1933-39 Superintendent, Nyadiri District; 1940 on furlough; 1941-47 
Superintendent, Nyadiri District; 1948 furlough; 1949-1951 Umtali African work; 
1951 - 52 on furlough; 1953 Retired. 

Roberts, George A.: Rhodesia Conference 1921; Deacon and Elder 1921; 1907-1908 
lOld Umtali, Assistant Agriculture Department; 1909-10 Old Umtali Industries; 
1911 Old Umtali Agriculture and Sunday School Missionary; 1912 - 13 Old 
Umtali Agriculture Department 1914 on furlough 1915-18 Old Umtali Agriculture 
and Animal Husbandry; 1919-20 Mutambara Circuit; 1921 on furlough- 1922-23 
Old Umtali Department of Agriculture and Gandanzara Circuit; 1924 Principal 
Hartzell Training School and Gandanzara Circuit; 1925-28 Principal Hartzell 
Training School and Department of Agriculture; 1929-30 on furlough; 1931-37 
Superintendent Mutambara District; 1938 on furlough; 1939-45 Superintendent, 
Mutambara District; 1947, on furlough; 1948-50, Principal Nyadiri Mission; 1950 
Retired. 

Rugayo, Jackson: Rhodesia Conference 1930; Deacon 1932; Elder 1934; 1930-31 
in school; 1932-48 Mutambara Circuit, 1949-51 Mrewa; 1952 Maranke North 
Circuit, 19.53-1957 Nyanyadzi. 

Sells, Ernest L.: Kentucky Conference 1921; Deacon 1925, Elder 1927; 1921-22 
in school; Transferred to Kansas Conference 1923; 1923-24 Winchester; 1925-27 
in school; 1927-28 Elgin; Transferred to Rhodesia Conference 1929; 1929-32 
Superintendent, Mrewa District; 1933-35 Superintendent, Umtali - Rusape 
District, St. Andrew's Church; 1936 on furlough; 1937-1938 Superintendent, 
Umtali District; St. Andrew's Church; 1938 Superintendent, Mutambara District; 
1939-47. Superintendent, Umtali District; 1948-49; on furlough; 1949 -54 Umtali, 
St. Andrews and Circuit; 1955 on furlough; 1956-57 Principal Mrewa Mission. 

Stlne Ovid A: Southern Illinois Conference 1941; Deacon 1943; Elder 1945; 1941 
Mt. Erie 1942; - 44 ElisAbethto.wn; 1943, Harrisburg "Dorris Heights"; 1946-49 
in school; 1950 Tranafisrred to Rhodesia Confererice; 1950 - 51 Mtoko Missionary; 
1952-1954 Superintendent Mrewa District; 1955 on furlough; 1956-57 Superintendent 
Makoni District. 



PASTORAL RECORD 215 

Zuze Solomon: Rhodesia Conference 1954; Deacon 1956; 1954-55 Mtoko North 
Circuit; 1956-57 Chikwizo. 

PROBATIONERS 

Goodloe Robert Wesley Jr.: Rhodesia Conference 1956; Deacon 1952 Elder 
1956; 1956 School Superintendent Mtasa District; 1957 Principal Hartzell 
Theological School. 

Minjengwa, Obediah: Rhodesia Conferenc* 1957; Deacon 1949; 1957 Chikore 
Tanda Circuit. 

iVluzulu Samuel: Rhodesia Conference 1956; 1956-57 Nyakatsapa. 



INDEX 216 

Printed Page 

Appointments 142 

Boards, Commissions, Committees, Officers ]07 

Boards: (Reports) 

Conference Claimants 159 

Education 160 

Evangelism 171 

Lay Activities 173 

Medical Activities 175 

The Ministry 176 

Temperance 177 

Publications - 177 

Commission: (Reports) 

Worship and Music 180 

Committees: 

Auditing 181 

Finance 181 

Interdenominational Relations 184 

Memoirs 185 

Resolutions 185 

Student Loans 186 

Historical: 

Conference Sessions 206 

Deceased 204 

Delegates to General and Central Conf 207 

Officers 107 

Roll of Missinaries 207 

Pastoral Record 210 

Daily Proceedings 120 

Disciplinary Questions 139 

Editor of Journal 132 

Lay members of the Conference 118 

Missionaries of the D. W. M. and W. D. C. S See Roll 

Treasurer's Report 188 

Statistician's Report Following index 



217 INDEX 

Societies: 

African Christian Convention 112 

African Missionary Society 19* 

Methodist Historical Society 201 

Rukwadzano Rwe Wadziniai 199 

Wabvui 195 

Special Reports — Literature 203 

Superintendents' Composite RepoA 189 



E. L. Sells, Editor 



-1957- 



Printed by the Rhodesia Mission Press 
Old Umtali 

E. Matzigkeif, Manager 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



STATISTICAL REPORT HONDE DISTRICT 



WORKERS (*) 
1. Members of Conference 
On Trial 
Missionaries 

Other Missionary Workers 
Approved Supply Pastors 
Other Christian Life Workers 
Volunteer Workers 

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 
8. Baptized Children Under 12 
Enrolled Beginners 
Preparatory Members 
Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 
Full Members Enrolled 
Christian Families 
Members of Men s Society 
Members of Women's Society 
Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 
Number of Preaching Places 
Sunday School (Number) 
Teachers a^d Officers in S. S. 
Pupils in S. S. 
Average Attendence at S. S. 

PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year ( 5 ) 

22. Children Baptised 
Adults Baptised 
Beginners Received 
Preparatory Members Received 
Full Members Received from Probation 
Full Members Received by Transfer 
Full Members Removed by Transfer 
Full Members Died 
Christian Marriages Performed 

EDUCATIONAL 

31. Number of Schools 
Teachers 

Students (As Below) 
A Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 
Finances — Ednl. (As Below) 
A Local Receipts for Teachers Support 

B. Total Teachers' Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 



2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 



9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 



23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 



32. 

33. 



34. 





Mupa- 


Mande- 






Honde 


Gatsi 


rutsa 


ya 


Zindi 


Total 


1 










1 


2 


1 








3 


4 




1 






5 


12 


5 


1 


1 




19 


93 


32 


8 




5 


138 


53 


20 


10 


7 


9 


99 


33 


16 


13 


12 


5 


79 


179 


68 


31 


19 


19 


316 


148 


40 


35 


14 


7 


244 


28 


18 


5 


4 




55 


23 


12 


2 


4 




41 


26 


19 


18 


4 


6 


73 


20 










20 


3 


2 


3 


3 


1 


12 


7 


2 


2 


1 


1 


13 


9 


7 


2 


1 


I 


20 


261 


90 


57 


35 


30 


473 


9 


6 


1 






16 


17 


10 


3 


1 


2 


33 


15 




2 


7 


2 


26 


17 


10 


3 


1 


2 


33 


2 


7 








9 


40 


4 








44 


1 










1 


3 


2 


4 






9 



D. Subsidies 

E. Total Expenditures — Ednl Dept. 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 
A Hospita s 

B Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 
C Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36. Medical Staff 
A Doctors 

B. Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 

D. Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 

A. Hospitalised 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 

38 Finances — Medical 

A. Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

C Total Expenditures — Medical Dept 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39 Ministerial Support 
A Pastors 

B District Superintendents 
C Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43 Ge leral Conference Administration 

44 Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Below) 
A Ngariende 

B Educational Loan Fund 

C. Other Benevolences 

46. Building and Repairs 
47 Other Purposes 

48. Total Contr. of the Local Churches (39-47) 

49. Totnl Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Permanent 

B. Semi-permanent 

C. Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Residences 







Vlupa- 


Mande 






Honde Gatsi 


rutsa 


ya 


Zindi 


Total 


1 










1 


1 










1 


1 










1 


2 










2 


1 










1 


£14 


£7 


£8 


£8 


£1 


£38 


gifts fr 


om Bis 


hop Bo 


oth & 


£14 


£14 


Ameri 


ca 











STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



MAKONI 
STATISTICAL REPORTHHIi DISTRICT 



Chiduku Chiduku 



WORKERS (*I) 
I. Members of Conference 

On Trial 

Missionaries 

Other Missionary Workers 

Approved Supply Pastors 

Other Christian Life Workers 

Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 
8. Baptized Children Und-.T 12 

Enrolled Beginners 

Preparatory Members 

Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

Full Members Enrolled 

Christian Families 

Members of Men's Society 

Members of Women's Society 

Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 

Numlters of Preaching Places 

Sunday Schools (Number) 

Teachers and Officers in S. S. 

Pupils in S. S. 

Average Attendence at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) 
22. Children Baptized 

Adult Baptized 

Beginners Received 

Preparatory Members Received 

Full Members Received from Probation 

Full Member Received by Transfer 

Full Members Removed by Transfer 

Full Members Died 

Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 
31. Number of Schools 

Teachers 

Students (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 
Finances — Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Total Receipt for Teachers' Support 

B. Total Teachers Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 



9. 
10. 
II. 

12. 
I.l. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 

21. 



23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
23. 
29. 
30. 



32 
83. 



34. 



Chiduku 


Chiduku Ganda- 


Head- 


Chikoffe- 




North 


Sout 


h nzara 


lands 


Tanda 


Total 


2 


J 


L 1 


1 


1 


6 


1 


1 








2 

1 


12G 


3J 


I 90 


60 


45 


359 


370 


22] 


289 


87 


43 


1010 


28G 


Ul 


) 164 


16 


59 


670 


2(i5 


4;- 


\ 79 


13C) 


79 


602 


cS81 


401 


) 532 


308 


181 


2311 


1)24 


49r 


\ 815 


285 


236 


2753 


241) 


2r)( 


) 133 


97 


51 


780 


(i6 


3.- 


5 4B 


63 


9 


217 


301^ 


14? 


311 


174 


65 


1002 


;'-9 


'82' 


r 271 


29 


8 


574 


1 


t 


13 


4 


3 


27 


12 


1]( 


) 12 


10 


7 


51 


21 


4i 


5 50 


10 


41 


104 


(;38 


74.- 


) 5r)4 


171 


545 


2663 


.080 


6l: 


) 458 


135 


352 


1940 


93 


,")( 


) r.B 


36 


16 


261 


1)9 


4 


'. 2ti 


42 


16 


92') 


142 




I 164 


20 


39 


372 


130 


3' 


29 


42 


33 


271 


175 


1 1 
J. . 


» 80 


40 


22 


336 


4! 


1- 


I 10 




() 


69 


51 


]( 


•) J (•) 


5 


4 


92 


5 


i 


) 8 




1 


19 


33 


> 


i U) 


n 


9 


78 


5 


i 


1 8 


3 





90 


24 


1' 


) 32 


1) 


10 


98 


418 


4i; 


} 552 


1 36 


1 93 


1712 


39 1 


38; 


\ 502 


172 


179 


1627 


809 


79 


; 1 054 


308 


372 


3339 


£1921 


£152( 


) £2719 


£983 


£765 


£790S 


1 


£1L 


i £217 






£329 



D. Subsidies i; 

E. Total Expenditure — Ednl. Dept. 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Numbers of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 

C. Maternity Centres or Dept. 

36. Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. Nurses .(•* 

C. Nurses in Training 

D. Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 

A. Hospitalised 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 

38. Finances — Medical 

A. Receipts for fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

Total Expenditure — Medical Dept. 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Ministerial Support 

A. Pastors 

B. DiNtrict Superintendents 

C. Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Below) 
A. Ngariende 

B Educational Loan Fund 
C. Otiier Benevolences 

46. Buildings and Repairs 

47. Other Purposes 

48. Total Contr. of the Local Churches (39-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 
50 Number of Ci.urch Buildings 

A. Permanent 
B Semi - Permanent 
C, Temporary 
51. Number of Pastors' Residences 



North 



£444 



£222 



£45 



£•> 

£99 

£24 

£4 



,s 

17 
2 

T 



South 



Ganda 
nzara 



£168 



£1 

£25 
£152 



3 
12 



Head- 
lands 



ei80 



£3 
£1658 



13 

49 

4 

1 



£8 
£1 
£3 
£1 
£5 
£3 



£1 



£^ 



Chikore 
Tanda Total 



£444 



£45 
£3 
£1 
£2 
£[ 
£2 
£1 



£4 
£l 
£1 

£>; 



£615 
£11 
£2 
£50 
£2 
£7 
£4 



£11 

£l 

£125 

£is34 

£20 



80 
3 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



STATISTICAL REPORT MARANKE DISTRICT 



















Mt. Ma- 


Chifa- 




















komwe tsura Mutsago Total 


] 


Mt.Ma- 


Chifa- Mutsago 




D. Subsidies 












£450 


WORKERS (") 
L Members of Conference 


komwe 


tsura 








Total 




E. Total Expenditures— Ednl. Dept. 












£8250 


3 


1 


1 






5 




F. Receipts for Buildings 1 


£1090 


£1050 


£975 






£3115 


2. On Trial 

3. Missionaries 














MEDICAL ; 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 














4. Other Missionary Workers 
















A. Hospitals 














5. Approved Supply Pastors 
















B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 














6. Other Christian Life Workers 
















C. Maternity Centres or Depts. 














7. Volunteer Workers 














36. 


Medical Staff 














CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 
















A. Doctors 














8. Baptized Children Under 12 


146 


317 


181 






644 




B. Nurses 














9. Enrolled Beginners 


1684 


84 


302 






2070 




C. Nurses in Training 














10. Preparatory Members 


122 


112 


134 






368 




D. Others 














11. Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 


1884 


513 


619 






3016 


37. 


Patients (As Below) 














12. Full Members Enrolled 


366 


503 


305 






1174 




A. Hospitalised 














13. Christian Families 


239 


108 


87 






434 




B. Clinic Patients 














14. Members of Men's Society 


11 


37 


20 






68 




C. Daily Treatments 














15. Members of Women's Society 


132 


281 


108 






521 


38. 


Finances — Medical 














16. Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 


8 


21 


19 






48 




A. Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts 














17. Number of Preaching Places 






17 






17 




B. Subsidies 














18. Sunday School (Number) 


18 


15 


14 






47 




C. Total Expenditures — Medical Dept. 














19. Teachers and Officers in S. S. 


62 


39 


47 






148 


CHURCH FINANCES 














20. Pupils in S. S. 


1300 


1142 


570 






3012 


39. 


Ministerial Support 














21. Average Attendence at S. S. 


908 


960 








1868 




A. Pastors 


£163 


£112 


£103 






£378 


PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year ( 5 ) 
















B. District Superintendents 














22. Children Baptised 


8 


74 


29 






111 




C Episcopal Fund 


£32 




£1 






£33 


23. Adults Baptised 


9 


41 


33 






83 


40. 


Conference Claimants 














24. Beginners Received 


16 


28 


283 






327 


41 


Annual Conference Administration 














25. Preparatory Members Received 


16 


65 


69 






150 


42. 


Central Conference Fund 














26. Full Members Received from Probation 


8 


42 


32 


.■■ 




82 


43 


General Conference Administration 














27. Full Members Received by Transfer 


4 


17 


3; 


1 . • 




24 


44 


Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 














28. Full Members Removed by Transfer 


6 


19 


4 


- 




29 


45. 


Benevolences (As Below) 












f*^ 


29. Full Members Died 




4 


1 


( . 




5 




A. Ngariende 


£2 










£2 


30. Christian Marriages Performed 


20^ 


10 


7 






37 




B. Educational Loan Fund 














EDUCATIONAL 
















C. Other Benevolences 














31. Number of Schools 


9 


8 


5 






22 


46. 


Building and Repairs 












t* t ^ 


32. Teachers 


41 


42 


23 






106 


47 


Other Purposes (Evangehst) 




£46 








£46 

£* A Cf\ 


33. Students (As Below) 














48. 


Total Contr. of the Local Churches (39-47) 












£459 


A. Male 


865 


825 


539 






2229 


49. 


Total Church Expenditures 














B. Female 


741 


771 


452 






1964 


PROPERTIES 














C. Total Students ' 


1606 


1596 


991 






4193 


50. 


Number of Church Buildings (As Below) • 














34. Finances — Ednl. (As Below) 
















A. Permanent 














A Local Receipts for Teachers Support 
















B. Semi-permanent 














B. Total Teachers' Support 












£7800 




C. Temporary 














C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 


£505 


£271 


£168 






£944 


51. 


Number of Pastors' Residences 















STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



STATISTICAL REPORT MTASA DISTRICT 



Nyakatsapa Mundenda 



WORKERS (*1) 
1 . Members of Conference 

On Trial 

Missionaries 

Other Missionary Workers 

Approved Supply Pastors 

Other Christian Life Workers 

Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 
8. Baptized Children Und-r 12 

Enrolled Beginners 

Preparatory Members 

Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

Full Members Enrolled 

Christian Families 

Members of Men's Society 

Members of Women's Society 

Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 

Numbers of Preaching Places 

Sunday Schools (Number) 

Teachers and Officers in S. S. 

Pupils in S. S. 

Average Attendence at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) 
22. Children Baptized 

Adult Baptized 

Beginners Received 

Preparatory !VIeml)ers Received 

Full Members Received from Probation 

Full Member Received by Transfer 

Full Members Removed by Transfer 

Full Members Died 

Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 

31. Number of Schools 

32. Teachers 
Students (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 
Finances — Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Total Receipt for Teachers' Support 

B. Total Teachers Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 



2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 



9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 



23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
23. 
29. 
30. 



83. 



34. 



1065 

279 

303 

1647 

1221 

354 

45 

350 

225 

3 

11 

GO 

950 

765 

61 

24 

15 

23 

35 

2 

S 

4 

45 

7 
33 

558 

478 

1036 



266S 
199 



21 

270 
170 

87 

.527 

615 

178 

76 

209 

220 

17 

18 

55 

1009 

807 

45 
33 
56 
32 
30 

7 
14 

3 
18 

6 
24 

421 

37.S 
799 



1936 
134 



Old 
Umtali 

9 

1 
30 

3 

10 
10 

5 

16 
40 
26 

150 

670 
71 
25 
68 

120 

17 

3 

60 

1835 

751 

14 
15 
19 
30 
45 
90 
75 
2 
12 

5 

39 

1032 

677 

355 

1032 



6490 
7038 



Inyanga 



86 
125 
132 
343 
241 
79 
4 

60 

95 

5 

7 

23 

326 

270 



46 
9 
4 
1 

5 
4 

2 
5 

99 

82 

181 



340 

28 



Total 

9 
3 
30 
3 
11 
10 
26 

5349 

4296 

4266 

2667 

2747 

682 

150 

687 

540 

43 

39 

19S 

4120 

2593 

126 
72 

136 
94 

114 

100 
97 
14 
79 

20 
101 

1755 
1 293 

3048 



11434 
7399 



D. Subsidies 

E. Total Expenditure — Ednl. Dept. 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Numbers of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 

C. Maternity Centres or Dept. 

36. Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 

D. Otheis 

37. Patients (As Below) 

A. Hospitalised 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 

38. Finances — Medical 

A. Receipts for fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 
Total Expenditure — Medical Dept. 

CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Ministerial Support 

A. Pastors 

B. District Superintendents 

C. Episcopal Fund 
43. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Below) 
A. Ngariende 

B Educational Loan Fund 
C. Other Benevolences 

46. Buildings and Repairs 

47. Other Purposes 

48. Total Contr. of the Local Churches (39-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 
50 Number of Church Buildings 

A. Permanent 
B Semi - Permanent 
C. Temporary 
51. Number of Pastors' Residences 



Nyaka- 
tsapa 


Munde 
nda 


- Old I 
Umtali 


139 

2807 


109 
2045 


6370 
16351 

1 
1 
1 
5 

6 

14 

1068 
5306 
16008 

£1036 
912 

1838 


£126 


£198 


£180 

£28 
£24 
£3 
£23 
£25 
£J83 

£3 
£1 

£1 



25 
365 



£148 



Total 

6649 

21568 



14 

1068 
5306 
16008 

1036 

912 

1838 



£652 



£28 
£24 
£3 
£23 
£25 
£283 



£3 
£1 

£1 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA ANNUAL .CONFERENCE 



STAXrSTICAL REPORT MTOKO DISTRICT 



WORKERS (*1) 

!1. Members of Conference 

On Trial 

Missionaries 

Other Missionary Workers 

Approved Supply Pastors 

Other Christian Life Workers 

Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

Baptized Children Under 12 

Enrolled Beginners 

Preparatory Members 

Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

Full Members Enrolled 

Christian Families 

Members of Mens Society 

Members of Women's Society 

Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 

Number of Preaching Places 

Sunday School (Number) 

Teachers and Officers in S. S. 

Pupils in S. S. 

Average Attendence at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year ( 5 ) 
22. Children Baptised 

Adults Baptised 

Beginners Received 

Preparatory Menibers Received 

Full Members Recpeived from Probation 

Full Members Received by Transfer 

Full Members Removed by Transfer 

Full Members DJied 

Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 
31. Number of Schools 

Teachers 

Students (As Below) 

A Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 
Finances— Ednl. (As Below) 
A Local Receipts for Teachers Support 

B. Total Teachers' Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 



2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 



9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 



23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 



32. 
33. 



34. 



South 


East 


North 


Chikwiz 


3 


Tital 


2 


1 


1 

1 


1 


' - 


5 


• 1 

22 


' 


40 ' 


1 


< 1 


. 63'.. 


73 


53 


21 


12 




159 


1793 


133 


1136 


36 




3098 


229 


162 


176 


22 




:589 


2043 


348 


1331 


58 




3780. ■ 


237 


249 


139 


24 




. 649 


39 


68 


48 


7 




162 


21 


34 


30 


7 




92 


141 


114 


239,, 


35 




529 


46 


!■& 


1 52 • 


' 24 




140 


9 


10 


11 


5 




35 


10 


9> 


, , 11 


■■- 4 


• J 


34 


76 


61 


58 . 


> 18 . 


" 


5 21-3 


1971 


1765 


1427 


342 




5505 


1468 


1415 


960 


171 


i 


4014 


22 


i 1 
18 


5 : 


4 




. 49 


40 


18 


23 


10 . 




91 . 


621 


87 


227 


23 




- 958 


70 


63 


50 


20 




203 


11 


47 


12 


20 




. 90 


20 


]3. 


. 2 


3 


, 


38 


14 


17' 


3 
1 


5 ,■ 


. 


■ 39. 

1 


9 


19 


1 

12 


3 




1 
43 


6 


9 


il 


5 




31 


43 


34 


28 


- 7 




kA\2 


1059 


949 


740 


106' 


J 


2854 


714 


669 


560 


24 




1967 


1773 


1618 


1200 


30 




4721 
£7320 



D. Subsidies: 

E. Total Expenditures — Ednl Dept. 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 

C. Maternity Centres, or Depts. 

36. Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. Nurses - 

C. Nurses in 'Training 

D. Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 
A Hospitalised 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 

38 Finances — Medical 

A. Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

C Total Expenditures — Medical Dept 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39 Ministerial Support 
A. Pastoi-s 

B District Superintendents 
C Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference Claim.ants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43 General Conference Administration 

44 Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Below) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 

C. Other Benevolences 

46. Building and Repairs 
47 Other Purposes 

48. Total Contr. of the Local Churches (39-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Permanent 

B. Semi-permanent 

C. Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Residences i 



South East North Chikwizo 



£150 



£200 



£150 



£247 
£31 



£168 



£128 



£36 



Total 



£500 



£36 



£543 



< 1 
8 
2 
1 



£14 
6 



1 
10 
15 

3 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



STATISTICAL REPORT MREWA DISTRICT 



(.'enter North South East West Total 



WORKERS (*1) 
L Members of Conference 

On Trial 

Missionaries 

Other Missionary Workers 

Approved Supply Pastors 

Other Christian Life Workers 

Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

Baptized Children Und*r 12 

Enrolled Beginners 

Preparatory Members 

Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

Full Members Enrolled 

Christian Families 

Members of Men's Society 

Members of Women's Society 

Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 

Numliers of Preaching Places 

Sunday Schools (Number) 

Teachers and Officers in S. S. 

Pupils in S. S. 

Average Attendence at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) 
22. Children Baptized 

Adult Baptized 

Beginners Received 

Preparatory Members Received 

Full Members Received from Probation 

Full Member Received by Transfer 

Full Members Removed by Transfer 

Full Members Died 

Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 
31. Number of Schools 

Teachers 

Students (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 
Finances — Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Total Receipt for Teachers' Support 

B. Total Teachers Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 



2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 



9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
2<). 
21. 



23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
23. 
29. 
30. 



32. 
83. 



34. 



Center 


North 


South 


3 





1 


4 


1 


1 


25 


55 


64 


120 


181 


209 


121 


296 


165 


88 


136 


217 


329 


613 


591 


210 


429 


329 


2G 


73 


90 


10 


35 


22 


101 


170 


142 


48 


42 


43 


3 


8 


8 


2 


8 


15 


18 


60 


58 


3'.»8 


857 


869 


380 


707 


520 


20 


40 


17 


41 


24 


12 


32 


173 


14 


44 


40 


10 


.54 


40 


12 


12 


7 


3 


Ui 


2 


2 


2 


2 


1 


8 


11 


4 


2 


7 


5 


27 


33 


24 


507 


625 


476 


349 


540 


398 


856 


1165 


874 


£3300 

1 


£2365 


£1886 



East 



34 

363 

167 

100 

630 

422 

138 

26 

199 

63 

14 

20 

.50 

922 

887 

147 

97 

152 

51 

81 

14 

4 

4 

14 

8 
32 

754 

540 
1294 



£2561 



West Total 



1 


8 




4 




2 


32 


210 


34 


907 


71 


820 


47 


588 


152 


2315 


52 


1442 


132 


459 


19 


112 


66 


678 


46 


242 


10 


43 


6 


54 


31 


217 


400 


3446 


204 


2698 


25 


249 


15 


189 




371 


15 


160 


110 


297 




36 




24 




9 


5 


42 


8 


30 


32 


148 


610 


3002 


496 


2323 


1136 


5325 


£2320 


12432 



D. Subsidies 

E. Total Expenditure — Ednl. Dept. 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Numbers of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 

C. Maternity Centres or Dept. 

36. Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 

D. Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 

A. Hospitalised 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 

38. Finances — Medical 

A. Receipts for fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

Total Expenditure — Medical Dept. 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Ministerial Support 

A. Pastors 

B. District Superintendents 

C. Episcopal Fund 
41. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Below) 
A. Ngariende 

B Educational Loan Fund 
C. Other Benevolences 

46. Buildings and Repairs 

47. Other Purposes 

48. Total Contr. of the Local Churches (39-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 
50 Number of Church Buildings 

A. Permanent 
B Semi - Permanent 
C. Temporary 
51. Number of Pastors' Residences 



£145 
8 
3 
2 
3 
4 
1 



11 
1 

88 

8 



£134 
7 
3 
3 
3 
4 
3 



252 
8 



£127 



£102 
5 
2 
2 
2 
3 
2 



195 

8 



£500 



£170 

17 

7 

7 

1 

10 



253 



£156 
6 
3 
3 
1 
3 
3 



£627 



£752 
54 
15 
22 
12 
31 
20 



39 
1 

788 
56 

1792 



22 
5 
4 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



STATISTICAL REPORT MUTAMBARA DISTRICT 



WORKERS (*1) 



Members of Conference 

On Trial 

Missionaries 

Other Missionary Workers 

Approved Supply Pastors 

Other Christian Life Workers 

Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 
8. Baptized Children Under 12 

Enrolled Beginners 

Preparatory Members 

Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

Full Members Enrolled 

Christian Families 

Members of Men's Society 

Members of Women's Society 

Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 

NumI.ers of Preaching Places 

Sunday Schools (Number) 

Teachers and Officers in S. S. 

Pupils in S. S. 

Average Attendence at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) 
22. Children Baptized 

Adult Baptized 

Beginners Received 

Preparatory Members Received 

Full Members Received from Probation 

Full Member Received by Transfer 

Full Members Removed by Transfer 

Full Members Died 

Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 
31. Number of Schools 

Teachers 

Students (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 
Finances— Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Total Receipt for Teachers' Support 

B. Total Teachers Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 



9. 

10. 
II. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
2(). 
21. 



23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
23. 
29. 
30. 



32. 
83. 



34. 



Center Mutambara Nyanyadzi Mutambara 
5 
6 



26 

109 

1 92 

120 

421 

334 

90 

18 

91 

322 

3 

3 

26 

6^6 

598 

15 
16 
62 

:^o 

29 
13 
16 



3 
22 

373 
276 
649 



310 



Total 



West 




East 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 




27 


27 


31 


1S4 


73 


39 


732 


240 


530 


407 


167 


17 


1604 


.^^07 


586 


311 


163 


229 


122 


29 


38 


22 


10 


14 


J 00 


55 


121 


170 


37 


9 


11 


7 


12 


14 


2 


7 


41 


25 


8 


1262 


732 


340 


682 


563 


lit 


34 


11 


14 




15 


11 


342 


25 


4 


98 


27 


19 


43 


15 


11 


]8 


5 


2 


3 
1 


20 

1 


1 


1 
5 


J 

4 


1 


7 


4 


6 


26 


20 


22 


635 


628 


419 


484 


331 


361 


1119 


959 


780 


940 


290 


751 



2 
121 

405 

1694 

711 

3118 

1U37 

279 

64 

367 

538 

33 

26 

100 

2970 

1960 

74 

42 
433 
166 

98 

;;8 

40 
2 

13 

20 
90 

2055 
1452 
3507 



1991 



Dept, 



36. 



37. 



38. 



D. Subsidies 

E. Total Expenditure — Ednl 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Numbers of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 

C. Maternitv Centres or Dept. 
Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 

D. Otheis 
Patients (As Below) 

A. Hospitalised 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 
Finances — Medical 

A. Receipts for fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

Total Expenditure— Medical Dept. 
CHURCH FINANCES 
39. Ministerial Support 

A. Pastors 

B. District Superintendents 

C. Episcopal Fund 
Conference Claimants 
Annual Conference Administration 
Central Conference Fund 
General Conference Administration 
Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 
Benevolences (As Below) 
A. Ngariende 

B Educational Loan Fund 
C. Other Benevolences 
Buildings and Repairs 
Other Purposes 

Total Contr. of the Local Churches (39-47) 
Total Church Expenditures 

PROPERTIES 

50 Number of Church Buildings 

A. Permanent 

B Semi - Permanent 

C. Temporary 

Number of Pastors' Residences 



40. 

41. 
42. 
43. 
44. 
45. 



46. 

47. 
48. 
49. 



51 



Center Mutaniba- Nya- Mutamba 
ra W. I nyadzi i ra E 



3100 
3410 



I 

10 
1 



14 

1612 

5382 

48700 

1048 
2315 
3363 



£180 
8 
2 

4 
4 



4 

4 

20 

70 

298 



1860 
2800 



£180 
5 
2 



2564 

2854 



230 



423 



£180 
4 
1 

3 
1 
1 



30 
221 



1752 

2503 



£163 
7 
2 

3 
3 
1 



1 

100 
280 



Total 

8276 
9567 



1 

10 
1 



14 

1612 
53,S2 
48700 

1048 
23J5 
3363 



r()3 
24 



12 

lU 



380 

70 

1212 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



STATISTICAL REPORT NYADIRI DISTRICT 



Center 



WORKERS (*1 ) 



Members of Conference 

On Trial 

Missionaries 

Other Missionary Workers 

Approved Supply Pastors 

Other Christian Life Workers 

Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

Baptized Children Under 12 

Enrolled Beginners 

Preparatory Members 

Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

Full Members Enrolled 

Christian Famihes 

Members of Men's Society 

Members of Women's Society 

Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 

Number of Preaching Places 

Sunday School (Number) 

Teachers a"d Officers in S. S. 

Pupils in S. S. 

Average Attendence at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year 
22. Children Baptised 

Adults Baptised 

Beginners Received 

Preparatory Members Received 

Full Members Received from Probation 

Full Members Received by Transfer 

Full Members Removed by Transfer 

Full Members Died 

Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 
31. Number of Schools 

Teachers 

Students (As Below) 

A Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 
Finances — Ednl (As Below) 
A Local Receipts for Teachers Support 

B. Total Teachers' Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 



1. 

2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 



9. 
10. 
II. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 



23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 



32. 
33. 



34. 



(5) 



Center 
4 
U 

60 

72 

326 

245 

643 

462 

62 

U 

45 

284 

12 

20 

42 

420 

380 

4 

40 

326 

2] 

37 

9 
16 

1 

4 

2 
26 

434 
291 
725 



3317 
136 



East Nyadiri South Maraml a Total 



Circuit 
1 



17 

78 

1166 

238 

1463 

175 

27 

17 

60 

754 



55 
1240 
1085 

6 
11 

380 
75 
11 



6 

23 

521 
324 
845 

£66 

1968 

240 



Circuit 
I 



75 



1235 

142 

1466 

232 

20 

10 

131 

17 

8 

109 

67 

1134 

832 

97 
58 
163 
82 
72 
19 
13 



7 
33 

731 
419 
1140 



2306 
252 



North 
I 



37 

59 

1250 

192 

1481 

286 

61 

32 

174 

192 

8 

16 

47 

1632 

143 

12 
18 
1201 
52 
73 
13 
17 



35 

725 

539 

1264 



2324 
264 



37 

62 

434 

87 

583 

117 

29 

II 

>0 

80 

11 

11 

30 

567 

456 

18 

26 

126 

22 

18 

12 

3 



4 
11 

272 

no 

382 

£186 
628 
107 



14 



226 

360 
4211 

905 
5636 
1272 

199 
81 

440 

1327 

47 

164 

241 
4993 
2893 

137 

153 

2196 

258 

211 

60 

53 

1 

21 

29 

128 

2683 
1683 
4356 

£252 

7326 

865 



D. Subsidies 

E. Total Expenditures — Ednl Dept. 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 
A Hospitals 

B Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 
C. Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36 Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. NurseS 

C. Nurses in Training 

D. Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 
A Hospitalised 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 

38 Finances — Medical 

A. Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

C Total Expenditures — Medical Dept 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39 Ministerial Support 
A. Pastors 

B District Superintendents 
C Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42 Central Conference Fund 

43 General Conference Administration 

44 Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Below) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 

C. Othi r Benevolences 

46. Building and Repairs 
47 Other Purposes 

48. Total Contr. of the Local Churches (39-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Permanent 

B. Semi-permanent 

C. Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Residences 



East Nyadiri South Maramba Total 
Circuit Circuit North Pfungwe 



649 


154 


136 


142 1 


4241 


2228 


2694 


27::0 




500 


350 


600 


1 








4 








1 








8 








1 








4 








26 






1 


m%') 








?7,S4 






5584 


at 






35 
£112 


£S4.T 


£112 






:',i)00 








8018 








£100 


£132 


£180 


£180 


yo 








2 


1 


2 


1 


22 








1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


11 


3 


1 


2 




1219 


90 


426 




2 




1 




6 


7 


7 




1 


1 


1 



85 


517 


1000 


124 


100 






1 




4 




1 




8 




1 




4 




26 


2 


3 




3595 


2656 


11024 


25 


117 


£52 


£164 




1121 




3900 




8018 



£138 

1 

1 
1 
1 



142 



£730 
90 
7 
22 
5 
6 
5 



22 
7 

1877 



4 

26 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



STATISTICAL REPORT ZIMUNYA-UMTALI DISTRICT 



Ziinunya Zimunya 



WORKERS (*1) 
1. 

2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 



Members of Conference 

On Trial 

Missionaries 

Other Missionary Workers 

Approved Supply Pastors 

Other Christian Life Workers 

Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

Baptized Children Under 12 

Enrolled Beginners 

Preparatory Members 

Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

Full Members Enrolled 

Christian Families 

Members of Men's Society 

Members of Women's Society 

Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 

Numhers of Preaching Places 

Sunday Schools (Number) 

Teachers and Officers in S. S. 

Pupils in S. S. 

Average Attendence at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) 
22. Children Baptized 

Adult Baptized 

Beginners Received 

Preparatory Members Received 

Full Members Received from Probation 

Full Member Received by Transfer 

Full Members Removed by Transfer 

Full Members Died 

Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 
31. Number of Schools 

Teachers 

Students (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 
Finances — Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Total Receipt for Teachers' Support 

B. Total Teachers Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 



9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
2(». 
21. 



23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 



32. 
33. 



34. 



Ziinunya 


Zimun\ a 








Total 


South 


North 










1 


1 

2 

30 








2 
2 

30 


90 


35 








125 


219 


417 








636 


159 


133 








292 


221 


29 








250 


599 


579 








1178 


563 


520 








1083 


105 


45 








150 


33 


29 








62 


228 


287 








515 


82 


14 








96 


11 


6 








17 


11 


12 








23 


49 


31 








180 


831 


1214 








2045 


618 


1014 








1682 


45 


26 








71 


60 


20 








80 


88 


9 








97 


82 


20 








102 


36 










36 


9 


9 








18 


15 


13 








28 


8 


6 








14 


40 


31 








71 


740 


470 








1210 


720 


460 








1180 


1460 


930 








2390 


£2061 


£1545 








£3606 





South 


North 


D. Subsidies 


£200 


£187 


E. Total Expenditure — Ednl. Dept. 


4322 


1732 


F. Receipts for Buildings 


200 


100 


MEDICAL 






35. Numbers of Units (As Below) 






A. Hospitals 






B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 






C. Maternity Centres or Dept. 






36. Medical Staff 






A. Doctors 






B. Nurses 






C. Nurses in Training 






D. Otheis 






37. Patients (As Below) 






A. Hospitalised 






B. Clinic Patients 






C. Daily Treatments 






38. Finances — Medical 






A. Receipts for fees and Local Gifts 






B. Subsidies 






Total Expenditure — Medical Dept. 






CHURCH FINANCES 






39. Ministerial Support 






A. Pastors 


90 


90 


B. District Superintendents 






C. Episcopal Fund 






40. Conference Claimants 






41. Annual Conference Administration 






42. Central Conference Fund 






43. General Conference Administration 






44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 






45. Benevolences (As Below) 






A. Ngariende 






B Educational Loan Fund 






C. Other Benevolences 






46. Buildings and Repairs 


100 


30 


47. Other Purposes 






48. Total Contr. of the Local Churches (39-47) 


290 


120 


49. Total Church Expenditures 


290 


120 


PROPERTIES 






50. Number of Church Buildings 


11 


7 


A. Permanent 


4 


4 


B Semi - Permanent 


3 




C. Temporary 


4 


2 


51. Number of Pastors' Residences 


1 


1 



Total 

£387 

6054 
300 



180 



130 

410 
410 

18 
8 
3 
6 



STATISTICAL FORM RHODESIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



STATISTICAL REPORT 



Each of these is a unit in itself 



Miller St. 

Salisbury Memorial Andrew's 



WORKERS (*1 ) 

I. Members of Conference 
On Trial 
Missionaries 

Other Missionary Workers 
Approved Supply Pastors 
Other Christian Life Workers 
Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

8. Baptized Children Under 12 
Enrolled Beginners 
Preparatory Members 
Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 
Full Members Enrolled 
Christian Families 
Members of Men's Society 
Members of Women's Society 
Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 
Number of Preaching Places 
Sunday School (Number) 
Teachers and Officers in S. S. 
Pupils in S. S. 

Average Attendence at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) 
22. Children Baptised 
Adults Baptised 
Beginners Received 
Preparatory Members Received 
Full Members Received from Probation 
Full Members Received by Transfer 
Full Members Removed by Transfer 
Full Members Died 
Christian Marriages Performed 

EDUCATIONAL 

31. Number of Schools 

32. Teachers 
Students (As Below) 
A Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 
Finances— Ednl. (As Below) 
A Local Receipts for Teachers Support 

B. Total Teachers' Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 



2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6.. 

7. 



9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 



23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 



33. 



34. 



Salisbury 

2 



Miller St. 

Memorial Andrew's 



49 
445 
5G4 

10.5S 

103 

.59 

49 

3<S 

51') 

f) 

4 

.''5 

377 

3.'0 

28 

10 

23 

s 

3 

«.) 

() 

1 



3 
3 

1 

2 

62 

320 

120 

630 

1070 

1205 

678 

cS2 

430 

200 

27 

4 

28 

509 

400 

94 
32 
120 
90 
bO 
19 
52 
1 
11 



1 
4 

4 
370 



370 
250 



42 

21 

3 

1 

24 

214 

150 

29 



12 



D. Subsidies 

E. Total Expenditures — Ednl Dept. 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Number of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 

C. Maternity Centres or Depts. 

36. Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 

D. Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 
A Hospitalised 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 

38. Finances — Medical 

A. Receipts from Fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

C Total Expenditures — Medical Dept. 
CHURCH FINANCES 
39 Ministerial Support 

A. Pastors 

B District Superintendents 

C Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference Claimants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42 Central Conference Fund 

43 General Conference Administration 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Below) 

A. Ngariende 

B. Educational Loan Fund 

C. Other Benevolences 

46. Building and Repairs 
47 Other Purposes 

48. Total Contr. of the Local Churches (39-47) 

49. Total Church Expendituies 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings (As Below) 

A. Permanent 

B. Semi-permanent 

C. Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Residences 



£130 



16 
145 
145 



£504 
12 

4 
10 

2 

6 
3 



16 

6 

60 

570 

1193 



£224 

2 

4 
3 



17 
471 

720 

979 



STATISTICAL REPORT-DISTRICT TOTALS 



WORKERS (*1) 
L Members of Conference 

2. On Trial 

3. Missionaries 

4. Other Missionary Workers 

5. Approved Supply Pastors 

6. Other Christian Life Workers 

7. Volunteer Workers 
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY 

8. Baptized Children Under 12 

9. Enrolled Beginners 

10. Preparatory Members 

11. Total on Probation (8, 9, 10) 

12. Full Members Enrolled 

13. Christian Families 

14. Members of Men's Society 

15. Members of Women's Society 

16. Members in Methodist Youth Fellowship 

17. Numliers of Preaching Places 

18. Sunday Schools (Number) 

19. Teachers and Officers in S. S. 
2i). Pupils in S. S. 

21. Average Attendence at S. S. 
PASTORAL ACTIVITIES this year (5) 

22. Children Baptized 

23. Adult Baptized 

24. Beginners Received 

25. Preparatory Members Received 

26. Full Members Received from Probation 

27. Full Member Received by Transfer 

28. Full Members Removed by Transfer 

29. Full Members Died 

30. Christian Marriages Performed 
EDUCATIONAL 

31. Number of Schools 

32. Teachers 

33. Students (As Below) 

A. Male 

B. Female 

C. Total Students 

34. Finances — Ednl. (As Below) 

A. Total Receipt for Teachers' Support 

B. Total Teachers Support 

C. Local Receipts for Other Purposes 



Mtoko ]N 


yadiri 


Mrewa 


Makoni 


Mutasa 


Honde 


Vlaranke Mutambara 

1 


5 


8 


8 


6 


9 


1 


5 


8 


1 








3 










14 


4 




30 

3 

11 






6 






2 


2 


3 












1 


10 


5 


1 


1 




226 


210 


359 


26 


19 




121 


159 


360 


907 


1010 


5349 


138 


644 


405 


3U98 


4211 


820 


670 


4296 


99 


2070 


1694 


589 


905 


588 


60 i 


42 6(; 


79 


368 


711 


3.80 


5636 


2315 


2311 


2667 


316 


3016 


3118 


649 


1272 


1442 


2753 


2747 


244 


1174 


103/ 


162 


199 


459 


780 


682 


55 


434 


279 


92 


81 


112 


217 


150 


41 


M 


64 


529 


440 


678 


1002 


(;87 


73 


5'>1 


367 


UU 


1327 


242 


574 


540 


20 


48 


538 


35 


47 


43 


27 


43 


12 


17 


33 


3-t 


164 


54 


51 


39 


13 


47 


26 


213 


241 


217 


104 


198 


20 


148 


100 


55U5 


4993 


3446 


:^663 


4120 


473 


3012 


2970 


40 li 


2 893 


2698 


1940 


2593 




1868 


1 960 


49 


157 


24'.t 


261 


126 


16 


111 


74 


91 


153 


189 


2.5 


7> 


33 


83 


42 


958 


2 1 96 


371 


372 


136 




327 


433 


2(!3 


258 


KiO 


271 


94 


?6 


1 (J 


166 


90 


211 


297 


3H6 


114 


33 


82 


98 


38 


60 


36 


69 


100 


9 


24 


38 


39 


53 


24 


92 


97 


44 


29 


40 


1 


1 


i) 


19 


14 


1 


5 


2 


43 


21 


42 


78 


79 


9 


37 


13 


31 


29 


32 


23 


20 




22 


20 


112 


128 


148 


98 


101 




106 


90 


2854 


2683 


8002 


1712 


1755 




2229 


2055 


1967 


1683 


232:', 


1627 


1293 




1 964 


1452 


4821 


4366 
£252 


5325 


3339 


3048 




4193 


3507 


£7320 i 


:7326 


£16312 


£7908 


£11439 




±7800 






£865 


5225 


329 


7399 




944 


£1991 1 



Salisbury Umtali St. Umtali 

Urban Urban Andrew's Zimunya 



49 

445 

564 

1058 

163 

59 

49 

38 

56 

6 

4 

35 

377 

3l0 



10 
23 
S 
10 
9 
6 
1 



3 
3 

1 

2 
62 

320 

120 

630 

1070 

1205 

678 

82 

430 

200 

27 

4 

-8 

509 

400 

94 
32 
120 
90 
80 
19 
52 
1 
11 



370 



370 

250 



42 

21 

3 

1 

24 

214 

150 

29 



12 



30 
125 

636 

292 

250 

1178 

1083 

150 

62 

515 

96 

17 

23 

180 

2045 

1682 

71 

80 

97 

102 

Ob 

18 



28 

14 
71 

1210 
1180 
2390 



£3606 



Total 

58 
4 

65 
3 

18 

50 
1159 

10347 

17815 

9552 

26835 

14019 

3937 

1018 

5322 

3502 

330 

460 

1508 

30327 

20518 

1265 

1010 

5033 

1528 

1368 

422 

476 

54 

373 

191 
854 

17500 
13489 
30989 

252 

£61711 
16753 



STATISTICAL REPORT-DISTRICT TOTALS 



D. Subsidies 

E. Total Expenditure — Ednl. Dept. 

F. Receipts for Buildings 
MEDICAL 

35. Numbers of Units (As Below) 

A. Hospitals 

B. Dispensaries or Treatment Centres 

C. Maternity Centres or Dept. 

36. Medical Staff 

A. Doctors 

B. Nurses 

C. Nurses in Training 

D. Others 

37. Patients (As Below) 

A. Hospitalised 

B. Clinic Patients 

C. Daily Treatments 

38. Finances — Medical 

A. Receipts for fees and Local Gifts 

B. Subsidies 

Total Expenditure — Medical Dept. 
CHURCH FINANCES 

39. Mmisterial Support 

A. Pastors 

B. District Superintendents 

C. Episcopal Fund 

40. Conference Clamiants 

41. Annual Conference Administration 

42. Central Conference Fund 

43. General Conference Administration 

44. Interdenominational Co-operation Fund 

45. Benevolences (As Below) 
A. Ngariende 

B Educational Loan Fund 
C. Other Benevolences 

46. Buildings and Repairs 

47. Other Purposes 

48. Total Contr . of the Local Churches (39-47) 

49. Total Church Expenditures 
PROPERTIES 

50. Number of Church Buildings 
A. Permanent 

B Semi - Permanent 
C. Temporary 

51. Number of Pastors' Residences 



[toko 


Nyadiri 


Mrewa 


Makon 


Mutasa 




£51T 


£1170 




£6649 




124 


627 


444 


21568 




1 






1 




4 






1 




1 






1 




8 






5 




1 










4 






6 




26 










3 






14 




3595 






1068 




1J025 






5306 




117 






16008 


iM 


£1122 
£3900 
£8018 






£1036 

912 

1838 


543 


£730 


£752 


£615 








54 


11 


£654 




£T 


15 


50 






£:2 


zz 


2 






£5 


12 


7 






£5 


3i 
20 


4 




£14 


£22 


39 


11 


£28 


£6 


£7 


2 


1 


24 






1 


125 


3 




£1877 


788 


1834 


23 






56 


20 


25 


-563 


£2675 


1792 


2680 


757 


1 


4 


5 


25 


3 


10 


26 


22 


80 


i 


15 




5 


6 




3 


5 


5 


3 


1 



Honde Maraiike Mutambara Salisbury Umtali St. Umtali 

Urban Urban Andrew's Zimunya 

£8276 



Total 



£450 
£8250 
£3115 



£38 



£14 



£378 
33 



46 
459 



9567 



1 

10 

1 



14 

1612 

5382 
48700 

£1048 
2315 
3363 



£703 
24 

7 

12 

10 

5 



7 
4 

380 

70 

1212 



£130 



£16 
£145 
£145 







£387 


£17449 






6054 


46634 






300 


3415 

3 

16 

4 

13 

1 

17 

28 

32 

1068 

6275 

21712 

64825 

£.3242 

7127 

13219 


£504 


£224 


£180 


£5451 


12 






101 


4 


2 




118 


10 






56 


2 


4 




42 


6 


3 




59 


3 






26 


16 






139 


6 






50 


60 


17 




220 


570 


471 


£130 


6073 


£1193 






1426 




720 


410 


11413 




979 


410 


1534 


2 


1 


8 


58 






3 


148 






6 


37 




1 


9 


29