By Benjamin Msowoya
To allow young people to participate in the evangelization mission of the Church in ways that are appealing to fellow young people, Bishop Martin Anwel Mtumbuka of the Diocese of Karonga has established the Youth to Youth Dancing Missionaries.
The Bishop announced the establishment of such a special group of missionaries among the youth during the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration commemorating the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, Patron Saint of the Diocese and the Cathedral, at St Joseph the Worker Cathedral.
The Youth to Youth Dancing Missionaries are a group of active youth from St Mary’s and St Joseph the Worker Parish Centres. They will be hosting roadshows (activations) in selected public centres in order to attract and reach out to fellow youth with the Good news through Gospel music and dancing. The Bishop said that this is one special task for youth in the remaining months of the Year of Missio Ad Gentes.
The Bishop has appointed, Angella Mtambo, one of the volunteers working with Tuntufye FM Radio and a former student of Lusubilo Music School, as the trainer of the Youth to Youth Dancing Missionaries.
“In this Year of Missio Ad Gentes, I have received reports that the youth in the Diocese are already engaged in many missionaries activities including visiting fellow youths that stopped going to Church in order to bring them back to the fold; doing various works of charity to the needy and taking care of the Church surrounding and planting trees,” said the Bishop.
The Bishop has since encouraged the youth to continue being active in their Missio Ad Gentes tasks and to take seriously their new assignment to evangelize to fellow youths through the Youth to Youth Dancing Missionaries.