Nagoya, Japan, calling in at Kezi, Zimbabwe

With Hlulani Chauke

Hlulani Chauke originally comes from Masvingo, Zimbabwe. She served at Ebenezer Training Centre for 6 months last year before moving to Nagoya, Japan. It was excellent seeing Hlulani again and learning about the Japanese culture/society as well as Gracecity Church that is led by Tom and Julie Eaton. This is what she said:

M.M: In a nutshell, how would you describe Gracecity Church in Nagoya?
H.C: Gracecity is a church that has moved from laying foundations to growth. The attendance is better, we are seeing salvations and it feels more like church and we are more like a team. God has upped our level.

M.M: What are your first thoughts on returning to visit Ebenezer?
H.C: I am amazed at what is happening at Ebenezer – the buildings, the new irrigation system, the graduates have really grown and matured. I’m amazed at the perseverance that people have. Keep going. It builds character.

M.M: What is your favourite quote?
H.C: If you don’t live life on the edge, you taking too much space.

M.M: What are you passionate about?
H.C: God

M.M: What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
H.C: Raw horse in Japan

M.M: Who has influenced you the most recently?
H.C: Not so much who but what…. I’ve read two books that have influenced me recently: “Church History in Layman’s Language” and “25 Surprising Marriages”

M.M: Who has shaped your life?
H.C: My mother

M.M: What do you do to relax?
H.C: Read, cycle and play anything.

By Molly Manhanga

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