Volunteer in Mission Ordained in Tanzania

By Blair, Kathy | Anglican Journal, November 1999 | Go to article overview

Volunteer in Mission Ordained in Tanzania


Blair, Kathy, Anglican Journal


A Canadian physician and Anglican deacon who went to Tanzania as a Volunteer in Mission has been ordained to the priesthood there.

Dr. Iain Elliott was ordained at the Milo Bible College by the Bishop of Southwest Tanganyika, John Mwela. Dr. Elliott works at St. Luke's Hospital; his wife, Olwen, and their son Michael have accompanied him for a two-year term.

Two other Canadian couples are also serving as volunteers in mission in Tanzania and were there for Dr. Elliott's ordination: David and Patricia Dunnill of the Diocese of Algoma, who serve as co-principals of a primary school; and Barry and Linda Campbell from Prince Edward Island who are helping to develop a farm.

Mr. Dunhill sent back an article and photos on the ordination. He notes that Milo is located on a mountain top in the Livingstone Mountains at an altitude of about 2,500 metres. Temperatures in July range from about 10 to 18 degrees.

"Groceries are obtained once each month by a strenuous, back-jolting trip over the rough mountain track to Njombe," Mr. Dunhill wrote. "However, the Elliotts do get a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh bread delivered to their door every day. …

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