I have received with great grieve a news of the Church building of ZAKAYE been demolished to the dust , the Church which was pastored by Pastor Charles Madama for more than fifteen years now.
As I was carefully and sadly listening to Pastor Jeremiah Kobelo who is the pioneer of the Church in Zanzibar telling with much disappointment how the incident happened, that Pastor Madama was answering a special call from the Regional Commissioner for Southern region in the ,as he was there at the office to attend some of questioning he was to cooperate , he had no idea that at the same time the Buildozer was sent to demolish his Church building at leave empty site with benches and chairs the properties of the Church , and therefore left the Pastor and his congregation with unanswered questions such a big dilemma not knowing where they will be worshiping from 2nd January,2018 on.
As I was trying to ask Pastor Jeremiah Kobelo how could this happened and he told me that the area was belong to the government ,and the government offered it for the establishment of the State University Of Zanzibar , but because it is very normal and common things for many people of Tanzania including higher Institutions like University and Colleges to have the majority of people who believe in God base in their beliefs , it is very usually to see the students find a place of worship and therefore there was sited a Mosque near the University aimed to help the believers from muslim side to secure peacefully their rights to worship, but at the time the University was established and even the mosque being built , both found Pastor Madama is leading his Church there since 1998 whereby the rest came in place in 2002. He was captured by unexplainable anguish and disappointment when he return from the office he was obedient answered he call and found that he was tricked to suffer this big loss , no more Church to worship , no any statement of hope to get a new place , no where he can take the more than 95 Church members who was attending their spiritual nourishment weekly .
However it is unbelievable to see the Church which has been there for such a long time has to be demolished but other to continue , it is unbelievable why there was no any wisdom to see that students who attend the University but of Church faith can also enjoy their worshiping place like other students do , or why didn`t Pastor Charles Madama been allocate to other site and given him and his Church a good time they can go to build their Church and move from there peacefully instead of just demolishing it without notice and leave them just idle and very desparate ??
You might been reading this as just a testimony but you have a free and nice place of worship you will continue to attend as you use to , but please as the a true organ in the Body of Christ you are kindly asked pray for Pastor Charles Madama and the believers whose life of worship had to face this unexpected challenge and leave them in a big dilemma of where the will be meeting from this time , how the young believers who were attending their spiritual care will be ???
Think twice , and take step of love and courage to help this Church to not scattered and be no more because that will mark a winning point to the devil . God bless you .