My name is Rev Ever V. Mudambanuki, (Mudambanuki means something large). I am 53 years old. I was born in Mutare, Zimbabwe, (the home of Africa University), Southern Africa. I was ordained as an elder in connection of the Zimbabwe Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1993. Presently, I await recognition as an elder in full connection in the Great Plains Annual Conference. God brought me to this earth through my late parents Jeoffrey T. and Margret Joyce Kaserera, (Kaserera means something smooth). I believe I was set apart for ministry to nations before I entered my mother’s womb. I credit my rich spiritual and cultural upbringing to my parents’ spiritual convictions, training, discipline, and upbringing within a United Methodist conservative family. Education and hard work remain the backbone of our parents’ legacy.
I am the second eldest of nine children, 3 girls and 6 boys. I am the middle girl. My parents, two brothers, and son, Wesley were called to glory some years ago. I am now left with one son, Kingsley who is a junior at Friends University, in Kansas and six siblings who live in Zimbabwe.
God has been so gracious and good to me in many ways. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age 17 during a Wednesday Bible Study. A great turn around transpired and changed my life for ever as I embarked on powerfully preaching God’s Word. I worked in different capacities with various age groups within the Chitakatira United Methodist Church which was my home church and the Mutare District of the United Methodist Church. I received the call to ministry and served as a certified local pastor for 10 months at Mutambara Mission, one of the largest mission Centers in the Zimbabwe Annual Conference.
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Zimbabwe in June 1993. I also hold a diploma in Theology from The United Theological Seminary, Harare, Zimbabwe. I was availed the opportunity to study in Israel for two weeks in October 1992. It was such a profound experience that strengthened my faith and vision for my future.
I have a strong passion for ministry. My ministry is firmly grounded in the Great Commission, “Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit teaching them to obey things I have taught you. Remember I am with you till the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20)
● Ministry is the main menu in my faith walk while therapy is the dessert that soothes my life. My ministry is geared in teamwork, resilience, outreach, love, and giving.
● Prayer and fasting are the foundation of my life. Prayer changes the atmosphere and breaks the yokes. Without prayer, nothing happens. Prayer is the meeting point between divinity and humanity.
● Building relationships remain vital always. I love spending time with family, friends, and ministering to all people.
● Gardening, dancing, reading, research, cleaning, cooking, and walking are essential aspects of my life.
I am looking forward to partnering with the Nebraska First United Methodist in advancing our joint mission and vision as we further the work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
KNOWING CHRIST AND MAKING CHRIST KNOWN