Sunday 11th of October 2015 was a wonderful day. The congregation at Holy Cross Budiriro parish celebrated and gave thanks to God for the gift of Br. Kenneth Temba.Br. Kenneth Temba had his final profession as a Redemptorist brother on 10thOctober 2015 in Mabvuku and proceeded to have his first thanksgiving mass at his parish of Budiriro.

He was born in Gutu at Chatikobo village under Mutero Mission, moved to Kwekwe during his childhood age with his late parents and later on to Budiriro where he stayed with his aunt until adulthood.

He joined the congregation in 2006 and journeyed through the process in different countries, namely South Africa and Uganda.

Br. Kenneth attained an academic degree in Development Studies with Midlands State University. He intends to pursue doctorate studies as soon as he completes his Master’s degree.

Br Temba will have another Thanksgiving Mass at Chatikobo, his rural area on 17th October 2015. Catholics from Mabvuku, Budiriro and other parishes will grace the event.

In his homily, Fr. Mupandasekwa who was the main celebrant gave an illustration of Br. Temba as someone who had everything but had no joy hence he chose to follow Jesus which was a direct reference of the gospel reading of the day, where a man who had everything asked Jesus what he was supposed to do to find joy but later refused to sell all his belongings.

In his thanksgiving remarks, Br Temba touched the hearts of many by giving salutation to his late father and mother. Many people were moved by the salutation. He also thanked his aunt and Budiriro community as a whole for their unconditional love and support from his tender age until now.