Dear brothers bishops leaders in the region,

I send you very warm greetings from the LWF communion office in Geneva trusting all is well with you.

I am writing to share some sad news of the passing on of dear brother and former colleague Dr. Eliawony Meena from the Evangelical Lutheran church in Tanzania.  Dr. Meena died suddenly on Saturday –past midnight of October 4th , 2014 at Tumaini University Makumira where he was serving as Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. You may remember Dr. Meena as he served the LWF through the Department for World Service, as Country representative for Botswana and later Malawi. As an LWF-DWS Country representative in the above churches and countries, am sure he worked closely with you at very personal level too. According to the information I received from Makumira, the late Dr. Meena will be laid to rest on Thursday the 9th October in his village in Mamba, Kilimanjaro.

It is due to the above working relationships that I am humbled to share this information with you. If you wish to send a condolence note to the family and the ELCT, kindly send to the General Secretary Mr. Brighton Killewa ( and copy to the Vice Chancellor of Makumira Rev. Professor Joseph Parsalaw.(

I wish you God’s blessings,

Rev.Dr. Elieshi Mungure
LWF-DMD, Area Secretary for Africa