When we arrived in Mdawi parish, I had the opportunity to show a draft copy of the forthcoming ELCK Swahili hymnal.


The bishop and pastors immediately began singing the liturgy from it.

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The bishop and pastors made excited comments to each other in Swahili. Occasionally, a comment in English would emerge — “Good,” “I like that.”


Rev. Shauen Trump pictured with the bishop.

Dr Mike Rodewald asked if the hymnal was similar to others. The bishop said,”It is the Leipzig liturgy. This is good.”


After examining the hymnal, the Bishop asked when will it be available? We could use this.

– Poster on 15 August 2012 by Rev. Dr. Albert Collver

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Location:Arusha – Himo Rd,,Tanzania