Rev Msuma and his wife on day of his ordination Nov 28, 2010The Bishop of Tarime, the Right Reverend Dr Mwita Akiri officiated at the first ordination on service in the Diocese on Sunday November 28, 2010. He ordained John Msuma as deacon.  Rev John Msuma finished his Diploma course at St Philip’s Theological College, Kongwa, in June. He will be serving at Nyabitocho parish from January 2011. The highlight of the ordination was the sale of the live goat and chicken that was offered by Rev Msuma and his wife as a thank offering to God for their calling and safe completion of the course, leading to the ordination. The Bishop challenged the congregation that the goat should fetch Tsh1,000,000 (approximately $700). This challenge was taken up well. At the end of the auction, the goat had fetched Tsh823,000. A day later, the bishop was sharing with somebody, a non-Anglican, about the ‘goat news’. That person gave Tsh200,000 towards the auction. This brought the figure to Tsh1,000,000 as the Bishop had anticipated! This is rare.

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