A three-hour storm swept through Shinyanga and caused damage to many homes and injured some residents and took the life of a five-year-old child. Many houses lost their roofs. Busongo Church, a part of the South East of Lake Victoria Diocese was damaged and the roof blown off.
The members built the church, laboring to make the bricks and build the structure. The steel roofing is expensive costs between 2-5,000 US Dollars. They may be able to reclaim some of the steel pieces but most were lost. The Mid-South District has helped put roofs on many of these churches.