Greetings from Bishop Elias

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Diocese of Springfield,

Greetings from Tabora Diocese in Tanzania. As we begin Holy Week today, I would like to say sorry for what is happening in the world and America included. Let us take much time of this week to meditate pray and commit our self to the word of God and join the King of Nineveh that

Who knows God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish(Jonah 3: 9).

Here in Tanzania we are doing well with the Corona cases still increasing slowly. Today the Ministry of health has announced the number of Corona cases to mount to 24 cases from 20 just last week, we need your prayers. Our children are at home though we still go to the Church as usual but with taking precaution against the pandemic.

I pray for you at this hard time so that God himself may intervene the situation and invite people to come to the Church again. The COVID-19 has made the world look confused and everything has turned upside down. Some countries have decided their people to remain in doors consequently are starving in their homes! It is very hard to lock Africans in their homes as we eat what we collect daily, you either die of Corona or die of hunger! It is just like the lepers in the book of 2 kings

If we say we go to the city the famine is there and we will die and if we stay here we will die” (2 kings 7:4).

Brethren pray for us as we do the same for you. Take my regards to all the friends over there. I wish you Happy Easter.


The Rt. Rev. Dr. Elias M. Chakupewa
Bishop of Tabora Diocese

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