Namushakende – Home Coming for Frs Christian Muhineza and Alfred Awogya


Namusahakende, home coming for Christian and Alfred 03bGreat joy marked the Sunday celebration (5th Oct 2014) where the Christian community of St. Gabriel’s parish, Namushakende, warmly welcomed back Christian and Alfred.
Christian is newly appointed to Namushakende after his priestly ordination on 12th July in Burundi. He had his pastoral experience (Stage) here in Namushakende from 2009/2011. And so being appointed to Namushakende was a beautiful home coming for him. The Christians greeted him with great joy amidst singing and dancing. When Christian greeted the people at the end of Mass in Silozi, which he learnt during his period of stage, the Church cheered with joy and ululation. Christian will spend a short moment of re-introduction to the Silozi language and culture in Limulunga and then take full residence in Namushakende. We wish him a very fruitful and fulfilled ministry. Alfred, on his part, returned back to Namushakende after three months of home leave in Ghana.
Fr Robert Chipumbu presided at the Mass. It was a delight to have Fr. Oswald Mallya, the Delegate Superior of Zambia with us at Mass. We are grateful to Oswald for accompanying Christian and Alfred from Lusaka to Namushakende, ‘Western Power,’ he calls us. The liturgical celebration was also coloured by the celebration of the rite of acceptance into the order of catechumen, an initial step in the RCIA journey.
Namushakende community was started in 2002. It lies at the edge of the awesome Zambezi flood plains in the Western province of Zambia in Mongu Diocese. The community at the moment is composed of Robert Lavertu, Robert Chipumbu, Christian Muhineza, Joseph Kakule and Alfred Awogya.
Written by Alfred Awogya

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5 thoughts on “Namushakende – Home Coming for Frs Christian Muhineza and Alfred Awogya

  1. Guido Stuer

    Felicitations Christian for your appoinntment to Namushakende: your dream became reality. I remember the many days we spend together there and you brought me to some O:S: for talks about addictions. May the good Lord bless you in your new apostolate .
    Guido Stuer, w.f.

  2. Estima Dago do Rosàrio

    Hello SAP team,
    I hope this email finds you in good shape and health, I personal want to congratulate the whole team of SAP province, in a special way to Serge the secretary for his dedication to the work of the province for updating us on what is happening within the province, I thank you once again and I wish you all the best.
    Here in Nairobi we are all doing well as we are enjoying our midterm break which is ending today, next week for some will have a quite heavy week with mid semester tests and assignments, but all give an indication is well.
    Just to take this opportunity to greet all the SAP members in and outside the Province.
    Thanks,
    Estima Dago do Rosàrio

  3. John ITARU. M.Afr

    One thing I feel from Namushakende images is that “you portray a revealing and inspiring pastoral flavor! As Pope Francis puts it; a pastor should know his flock”, you seem to be these pastors Francis is talking about! Good luck: Isaiah 61:1-2; the spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, To announce a year of favor from the LORD and a day of vindication by our God, to comfort all who mourn; Isaiah 61:6. You yourselves shall be named priests of the LORD, ministers of our God you shall be called.

  4. Pingback: What an enriching experience in Namushakende! – Zambia – Missionaries of Africa – SAP Province

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