January 12, 2018 was a very special day. Nsobya Basil Walusimbi and his family decided to celebrate their father, Reverend Father Christopher Walusimbi’s 70th birthday with a surprise party. Basil said, “This was the first of its kind in his life…and he felt overwhelmed.” Surrounded by friends and family, Father Christopher received everyone with his, ever present, smile and warm embrace.
For 30 years Father Christopher has served the people and parish of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church on Bukasa Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda. Receiving no salary, he feeds his family through what they grow, selling what they don’t use and through donations. The temple was built stone by stone over these 30 years and remains unfinished. It is Father Christopher’s dream that the temple be completed during his lifetime. Recently, an anonymous donation of $3,000 was given and will be used to fabricate windows for the temple.
Join us in wishing Father Christopher a Happy 70th Birthday, by making a donation to Orthodox Africa here and marking it “For Holy Annunciation.”