After church we came home and rested. The remainder of our evening was full of fun and shenanigans. From movie watching to singing to dancing; the team grew closer together socially as well as spiritually. As we now turn out attention to gaining a restful night of sleep we look forward to the hard work ahead of us tomorrow.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
When dusk first scraped the horizon and the cock had yet to crow, the team emerged triumphantly from their sleeping quarters ready for a new day. The sabbath is looked forward to on each trip because it offers the chance to worship with the locals and experience church in a new cultural context. What had become a routine ride to the village for work was transformed into a pastoral picture filled with beautiful families walking to their place of worship, adorned in their Sunday best. Upon arriving at the church in Guibert, we were greeted by the sound of praise coming from the sanctuary. The service began soon after and the experience is something that will not soon leave the forefront of our team's conscious. Whether it was worshipping through music, prayer, the Word, or fellowship; it was all done intentionally and with abandon. From the smallest of toddlers to the eldest of grandparents, we saw a body of Christ who understood worship. In a country with very little, we were taught that worship is not contingent upon situations or circumstances; it is truly a measure of your heart.