lunch at La Grace

lunch at La Grace
Orphanage in Kinshasa, Congo


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Our day of rest - Zambi Asomona Yo (God sees you in Lingala)

After breakfast we loaded the vans with the bulk of the team's luggage. Our friends arrived to pick us up and delivered a handmade dress or shirt to everyone on our team! We quickly put on our new gifts and headed out in two directions for worship services. Skip and I attended Cite Bethel Church. We had performed our first medical clinic of the week there. It was nice to see many of our patients again. New City pastor Barry Henning preached on Jesus and his interaction with the woman at the well in Samaria (John 4) this morning. Some of the children approached us after the service and proudly displayed some of the things we had given them on Tuesday. After saying Au Revoir to everyone at Bethel, we headed across town to a second church to hear New City pastor Tony Myles preach. It was great to all be together for our last of eight services in Congo this week. He did a wonderful job reminding us God cares for the orphan, widow and oppressed and is committed to us and accomplishing his plans for caring for them. The afternoon was spent checking team luggage. We were invited to share a meal with a Congolese family who had heard Barry preach earlier in the week. Our Congolese hostess prepared an enormous farewell meal for us. The meal was amazing and had both Congolese and American food! Mbise (fish), grilled chicken, Apple pie, potato salad, kabobs, and fresh green salad. It was amazing. We sat and talked together for hours and enjoyed a world cup soccer game too. Felix, a native from Ghana on our team, had been feeling sick all morning but was somehow revived when Ghana scored the winning goal! The team was dropped off at the airport before dinner and are headed back to Saint Louis. Four of us remain now and we are all leaving tomorrow. Our next post will be from Addis Ababa(if there is power.)

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