The 11th of June was a historic and celebrated day for Lifelines and the church media in Zimbabwe as the Dominican nun, Sr Tendai Makonese OP launched a Maria Murevereri Media House at St Johns High School, Emerald Hill.
Speaking at the thanksgiving Mass in honour of the media house Fr. Hebert Muller SJ said that just like people celebrated at the feast of Canna, the building of the media house also calls for celebration.
He expressed his joy for the naming of the house, Maria Murevereri, and said mothers are very powerful intercessors hence the good naming.
“Mary our tremendous mother demonstrates to us to have faith in Jesus, when Jesus is asked to act, he does act so let us pray that this house will be a house of hope and truth”, he added.
In his speech Lifelines board member Mr Gift Mambipiri likened Sr Tendai O.P with sungura artist Alick Macheso saying that the main thing that the two have in common is creativity.
“She has been at the heart of church media within the country, she has taught us to use media as a tool of evangelisation, let’s also use new media technology to preach justice, peace and evangelisation,” said Mr Mambipiri.
Sr Tendai O.P couldn’t hide her joy and emotions as she delivered her speech telling people how it all started in 2003 with the main purpose of creating communication lines that bring life to the people
Sr Tendai O.P is a name that brings a lot of echoes within the church media because of her commitment to Lifelines and various projects. The veteran media guru and nun has travelled a long and noble journey in order for her to realise her dreams. From humble beginnings, Sr Tendai used to host a television program way back called Jubilee 2000 and history is showing that her faith kept her going.