Author Country :Tanzania Genre Type :True Story Location :Shinyanga, Tanzania Year of Publication :1996/ Publication :“Falling In Love with the Sukuma People” in The Buffaloes (privately printed) Sub Theme :Humor/ Author Name :Father David Smith, M.M/ Author City :Shinyanga
Brother John Wohead recalls a commanding Father John Ridyard trying to convince a couple of women in a village near Kilulu Parish in Shinyanga Diocese, Tanzania to join the catechumenate program, but they stubbornly refused each invitation. On his days off Ridyard used his membership in the Mwadui flying club to rent a small airplane. He frequently flew around the diocese making power dives above each of the missions as his way of greeting the Maryknollers. Well, it just so happened that those two women were walking nearby when John dove his plane down over Kilulu. The women fell to their knees and cried out, "Please don’t kill us! We’ll start attending religion classes now!"