Monday, April 23, 2007

Chickens in Church

On Sunday we stopped by St. Mark’s and picked up 25 children to accompany us on the next leg of our journey. From Orengo, Akoko Church was still another 12 kilometers away and the children were to perform a song and dance routine they had been practicing for weeks. They were all very cute and excited because today they were borrowing colored shirts to wear as uniforms. When we arrived at Akoko we found hundreds of villagers waiting for the monthly all-parish gathering. During the four and a half hour Luo service, we prayed, sang worship songs, listened to Bible stories, shared holy communion, and watched parishioners bring tithes of rice, maize, eggs, and live chickens.

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