Thursday, October 19, 2006

Palapye Baptist Church One Year Anniversary

The celebration of the church’s one year anniversary began with a week of prayer. The church met everyday to pray for our families, village, country, church, and ourselves. It was a wonderful time of worship and fellowship.
Brother Tabo has no idea how to play the guitar but likes to hold it and look at it. His daughter is also mesmerized. The following Sunday we had a baptismal service. Many people were baptized and it was extra special because we were able to do the baptisms at the church. Our brother Tabo made a baptistery out of cement so the ceremony could take place at the church.
Finally to finish out the celebration there was showing of the Jesus Film in the Church plot. It was done at night with a sheet hanging over the side of the church building and a projector showing the film. The church started one year ago this very same way. There was a showing of the Jesus Film and several prayer meetings after. Many people came to the film and so this upcoming Sunday the church will be showing the Left Behind Series. One every Sunday so that hopefully more people will come and hear God’s word.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Independence Day

September 30, 1966 Botswana’s Independence Day
We were able to meet the chief of our village and talk about the United States. It was an interesting day full of traditional dancing, poetry, and singing. We were able to spend the day with friends from our church and enjoy all the celebrations that the village had to offer.

Here I am with some of my students who performed in the traditional dance at the Kgotla.

Here we are with the chief from left to right Kelly, me, Chief Ndebele, Maria (a Brazilian missionary in Palapye) and Emily.

It has started to get hot here very fast. There is no spring or fall we go straight from winter to summer and summer to winter. Due to the heat I got my hair cut so that I wouldn’t sweat so much. Let me know what you think.

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