What a day we had celebrating the opening of the new Kamembe Cathedarl! The Africans know how to celebrate and it was a joy to share this special time with them. It was so colourful – 3 archbishops and 20 bishops, in their regalia, the women in quite stunningly beautiful dresses, and everyone else in ther ‘Sunday best’. The local community leaders were there as representatives of other churches. There were 3 choirs including one from Bukavu, over the water in Congo. There was spontaneous dancing to accompany one song! It would be impossible to convey the spirit, joy and meaning of the service ina few words. We felt privileged to be there. Bishop Quigg,from Virginia, gave a vibrant and challenging sermon. It was all so uplifting and encouraging.
Pictures can’t tell the whole story as you really need to hear the sound which go with them but here are a few.