Introducing me

You can get some of my story under the ABOUT button. I just wanted to share why I feel the need to start this site.

I’m Wayne. Born and bred in Zimbabwe, I have witnessed the beautiful people of our nation experience war, pain, fear, social and physical upheaval, political violence and insecurity, economic collapse, and the breakdown of the family. This is an incredible nation filled with resilient individuals making up wonderful communities, open hearts, smiling faces and genuine joy despite such hardships. People are authentic and open however there is an underlying current that is slowly undermining the essence of who we are.

In my journey as a Christ-follower, father, pastor and teacher, I have come to recognise one aspect of this ‘current’ as being a loss of identity and destiny specifically due to the increased absence of the fathers in the home. We are experiencing an unprecedented generation of people who are struggling with issues of ‘who am I?’ and ’where am I going?’

Further study and questioning has led me to a place where I believe that I can and must share what I have discovered with others, and the next generation in particular. This is not a Zimbabwe problem, this is a universal problem which stems from broken relationships starting with that our our maker, Father God. Of all the titles at His behest, God chooses to reveal Himself to man as ‘Father’. Our Father…

The quality of our lives is dependent upon the quality of our relationships. If our primary (source) relationship lies in ruins then what hope do we have in establishing authentic, faithful and loving relationships with others?

And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 (NLTSE)

As I have personally seen the miracle of the transformation of a human heart, redeeming even the most broken of lives and the subsequent restoration of their relationships, I have dedicated my life to this appeal, “Come back to God!”

As a husband and father myself, it is vital to live authentically as a living testimony to the message I proclaim. This has birthed a passion to empower men, in particular, to find the freedom to become the husbands and fathers that they were destined to be. And it all begins with turning their hearts towards the Father.

Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the LORD arrives. His preaching will turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise I will come and strike the land with a curse.” Malachi 4:5-6 (NLTSE)

And so this is why I write. It’s my little way of releasing, for God’s glory, His flavours and colours into the world. I hope that you will join me on this adventure. Perhaps, with God’s Spirit working in and through us, we can make a difference. We can make this a world where we treat one another with dignity, respect and love, irrespective of their colour, race, religion, ethnicity, background or personal preferences as we point them to the underserved grace, love, forgiveness, healing and restoration in God, our Father.

And maybe, just maybe, Zimbabwe will be filled with the sounds of freedom and joy once again!

When a man’s heart is turned, a family is saved.

Published by Wayne Nel

Husband to Georgia and dad to three incredible daughters. I am also a pastor of Revival Centre, a beautiful family filled with God’s flavours and colours situated in the heart of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I cherish authenticity as I live in God’s grace as a son. Secure in my identity, I love leading others into truth which sets us free and releases joy.

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