This just in from Bishop Elias Chakupewa of our new companion diocese of Tabora (Province of Tanzania):
Friends in the Diocese of Springfield,
Thank you for keep praying for Tabora Diocese. I am hereby sending you an updates from Tabora diocese. The attached are photos for the current stage of construction of the multipurpose hall and the Renovation of our Bishop’s office.
This Sunday I will be traveling to Urambo about 54 miles for a farewell of Canon Zephania Magaba who will be retiring at the end of this month. Canon Magaba who is currently Rural dean of Urambo has served the Church for almost 30 years. The most challenging time for him was the time he was presiding the two bishops’ election. He was the chairman of an electoral committee during the election of the second Bishop of Tabora Sadock Makaya. Canon Magaba was the vicar General during my election. Please pray for Canon Magaba and his wife.
Thanks for prayers and support.
wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New year.
The Diocese of Tabora is located in the Region of Tabora, which is in the central west of Tanzania. The Tabora Region has a population of two million. The diocese of Tabora covers 96,000 squired kilometers and the diocese is extended to other three regions of Shinyanga and Geita. The Diocesan office is located in the city of the same name. The city of Tabora has about 200, 000 people and was the main stopping over for slave caravan during the time of slave trade.