Monday, March 31, 2014

Bishop Godfrey Mdimi Mhogolo

We began the last week of the term at CAMS today.  The kids are excited and we have been working hard to prepare for the Easter Production.  My Standard 1's are portraying Palm Sunday and are doing a fantastic job!  Hopefully I'll be able to snap a few pictures of them during the performance, or steal from someone who can. 

We are finishing the term on Wednesday on a sad note.  Last week, the bishop of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika passed away.  His death will be a hard loss for the people of Tanzania.  I only had the chance to meet him personally on two occasions.  Even in those brief meetings, I could tell he was a remarkable person.  School will be let out on Thursday and Friday for his funeral.  Click on the picture below to be taken to the Episcopal News Service's article about his life.  You can see he was a truly amazing person.
Almighty God, with whom still live the spirits of those who
die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in
joy and felicity: We give you heartfelt thanks for the good
examples of all your servants, who, having finished their
course in faith, now find rest and refreshment. May we, with
all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have
perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting
glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  (BCP p.503)
Grant, O Lord, to all who are bereaved the spirit of faith and
courage, that they may have strength to meet the days to
come with steadfastness and patience; not sorrowing as those
without hope, but in thankful remembrance of your great
goodness, and in the joyful expectation of eternal life with
those they love. And this we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ
our Savior. Amen. (BCP p. 505)

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