Sunday, August 4, 2013

Welcome Party

“You take that,” Pastor Mike said as the local pastor handed over welcome gifts from the church. Apparently handling live chickens isn’t his thing. I don’t blame him, remember Maude? I didn’t make an icky face this time though…even when one chicken started pecking at my nail polish.

The warm greeting from the Berean Church of Kitindi and the various pastors preparing to attend the conference was precious. The ladies sang welcome songs – such beautiful harmonious voices – and Pastor prayed for our safe arrival and rest. I have come to cherish these African traditions – formal welcome ceremonies, gift giving, and singing. So rich with culture, so absent in America.

Pr Kizombo Jr., Pr Mike, Leslie