We have been in Africa for a week! Zambia has been more than what we expected, especially for us first timers. We are thankful for Sunday and a day of rest. We arrived at a local CCAP (Central Church of Africa Presbyterian) at 8am for a TWO hour English church service - for us and those of you reading this that are CRC’ers it’s hard to wrap your head around. Our team had an opportunity to introduce ourselves, sing for the congregation, and then listen to the sermon. The English service was followed by the Chinyanja service where we were blessed by more beautiful singing! Possibly just a small glimpse of the choirs in heaven! There was some serious talent in that group of singers. That service was a whopping THREE hours. We again partook in introductions and singing, but snuck out just before the sermon since it was not English.
We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon where some of us let our competitive spirits shine through in card games - the men are still duking out their last hand to determine the winner.
Today’s highlight was celebrating Darrell’s birthday! We discussed that it may have been the first birthday celebrated in Africa from one of the groups ever! (Correct us if we’re wrong!). Collins was able to find a delicious birthday cake to commemorate the event! Happy birthday, Darrell!
We continue to thank you for your prayers. We have been healthy, happy, and in good spirits. We also appreciate your comments on the blog and were able to take some time this morning to read through them. Pray for us as we enter the remaining week of our journey that we continue to bless and be blessed by these beautiful people.
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