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On Saturday, November 25th, seven young men from Kenya and Zambia made their First Profession at the International Spirituality Centre in Lusaka.
From left to right: Alphonce Sokia (Kenya), Alphas Odoyo (Kenya), Smart Machachi (Zambia), Dennis Nyabota (Kenya), Clive Hanjalika (Zambia), Bruce Hakalembe (Zambia), Ismael Juma (Kenya).
The Eucharist was celebrated by Fr David, from the Jesuits. It was a joyful occasion for the Brothers, their families, and friends. Over 200 local religious and laity were present.
The choir from Kamanga sang beautifully.
Br Chris Nhete was the MC, Br Clement Sindazi received the vows, and Br John Holden gave the reflection.
The Congregation is grateful to Br Joe Mosely who finished four years as Novice Director at ISC.
Among those present were four Kenyan Brothers who had attended the Orientation Programme in India and have been waiting for their Employment Permits to be approved by the Immigration Department in Zambia. They arrived in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Yesterday they took the 620km bus trip to Mongu in the Western Province where they will be starting their Lozi language lessons today. From left to right: Kelvin Otieno Ouma, Allan Mwashi Shunza, Melkizedeck Musamia Buteyo, and Edwin Saka Wekullo.
Meanwhile the novices are on their way home to their families.