Most of us slept quite well but are all planning roast rooster for dinner very soon! If this creature could crow properly rather than with a mechanical, fake voice, I might not be so perturbed! And we've all decided that 5am is too early for the serenade to begin!
After a delicious pancake breakfast, we headed to Jesus Savior Baptist Church. The 2 1/4 hour service included many elements and we knew we were worshipping the Lord even without knowing the language.
Beside the usual sermon at the end, the service included a baby dedication,
Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, 3 choir numbers sounding like well trained professionals and perhaps nearly an hour of prayer. There were several times of corporate prayer. A pastor had a message, then led in prayer, followed by open prayers from congregants and later, after a few people had come forward with written prayer requests, there was more Pastoral and open prayer.
Another element was for visitors to introduce themselves and give a greeting from their home churches. A man sang a solo and a woman read a lengthy poem.
|Traditional group photo on the front steps of Jesus Savior Baptist church following the service.|
|Diane and Phillip Worden scouting for gifts.|
The girls joined our team following lunch at the market. It could not have been a more beautiful day and some found treasure for souvenirs.
|Elena opening a gift from her other sponsor.|
|Sharing the photo albums I created from pictures taken in 2010.|
Today was change day at the camp as its the last day of the month. Some children went home and 40 more will arrive tomorrow morning. But small groups went well and folks have been busy this evening preparing for what will unfold tomorrow!
Now you see why I say it was a full day. We're so grateful for lovely temperatures, blue skies and welcoming smiles.
Now to get some sleep and be ready for tomorrow. We're feeling your prayers and support!