In a profound way these words synthesize my missionary vocation journey. The ten years of my initial formation have been in many ways a journey of trust in the One calling me: Jesus Christ. Trust in that voice so deep within me: “Oh! The word of my Lord deep within my being… Before I formed you in the womb I knew you through and through and had called you to be my son.” Everything has been about trust and experiencing the love of God. Trust in those accompanying me and trust in myself that with God’s grace, I respond positively to my sensed call to priesthood as a Missionary of Africa. I pray and believe that this will mark my whole missionary journey: “I know in whom I have put my trust, and I have no doubt at all” (2Timothy 1: 12). Indeed a journey of love and trust in God’s graces that have led me this far in life. I remain grateful to all of you, confreres and friends, who have helped me to experience this trust in the one calling me into his vineyard as a priest of the order of Melchizedeck.
It is on this beautiful note that I invite you all to join me on this wonderful day of my priestly ordination, Saturday 13th July 2013 at Kasina parish of Dedza Diocese in Malawi by His Lordship Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama and thanksgiving mass on 14th July 2013 in my home village Mtenje of Kasina Parish. I look forward to be united with you all in presence and prayers.
Lowrent Thokozani Kamwaza, M.Afr