So let's go back to the primary reason for our trip to Tanzania this May. We had heard that there would be an election for the next archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, but we had not realized that Bishop Maimbo Mndolwa (Diocese of Tanga) was a candidate. What a surprise and delight it was to find out that he had been elected.
Bishop of Tanga elected as new primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania (Anglican Communion News Service)
Here is the official press release:
|press release - election of the Rt. Rev. Maimbo Mndolwa |
as Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Tanzania
Now, I will confess to a bit of concern at first, as I thought we would need to make new contacts right in the middle of a United Thank Offering grant application, but this was not the case.
In the Anglican Church of Tanzania, a primate also remains bishop of his own diocese. While taking on the responsibility of both jobs seems a formidable endeavor, Bishop - now Archbishop - Maimbo is a man of great energy and seems gifted in planning and vision.
Please join me in praying for him as he takes on this task.
April 2019: He's completing his first year. I'm sure these prayers are still needed!