The Lutheran leaders receive the youth and the banners they had carried over Mt. Kilimanjaro. The four-day climb focused on care for God’s creation. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu.

Dawson Chonjo poses next to the Africa Lutheran communion banner at Mt. Kilimanjaro’s highest peak on 22 May 2015.
Photo: Private

Harold Minja poses next to the Africa Lutheran communion banner at Mt. Kilimanjaro’s highest peak on 22 May 2015.
Photo: Private

LWF Council member Ms. Titi Malik and LWF President Bishop Munib A. Younan plant a commemorative tree for the 60th anniversary of the first Lutheran conference in Marangu.
Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu

Ms. Blessing Shava and LWF Vice-President Bishop Dr. Alex G. Malasusa plant a commemorative tree for the 60th anniversary of the first Lutheran conference in Marangu.
Photo: LWF/Allison Westerhoff

The Lutheran leaders inaugurated the monument commemorating the first all-Africa Lutheran conference in 1955 at Marangu Teachers College.
Photo: LWF/ Nengida Lairumbe

A traditional performance at the Marangu celebration. Photo: LWF/Allison Westerhoff

Participants who were born, baptized or present at the Marangu conference in 1955 shake hands with the Lutheran leaders after a blessing. Photo: LWF/Allison Westerhoff

Rev. Dr. Philip Knutson of the ELCA is a native South African who was born and baptized in May 1955. Photo: LWF/ Allison Westerhoff

A soloist performs at the Marangu anniversary eucharistic service.
Photo: LWF/Allison Westerhoff

Rev. Joyceline Njama administers Holy Communion. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu

Holy Communion is distributed at the closing worship. Photo: LWF/ Tsion Alemayehu

Rev. Elfriede Katjizumo and Southern African delegates receive the “Marangu Banner”, symbolizing the journey to the 2017 Assembly in Windheok, Namibia.
Photo: LWF/Allison Westerhoff