Bwana Asifiwe

Village church today, it was amazing. We went to Mukirebe (I think, it was something with an M anyway)and met with Pastor Samuel for chai before church. Then we were late to church (pole) but since we had the Pastor and we were the guests they couldn’t start without us anyway. We sat up the front and sang ‘Open the Eyes of My Heart’ for the congregation with Rob playing his guitar, the boys sang too. After that one of the evangelists read Ephesians 1:15-23 in Swahili to help explain why we chose that song. Rob then gave a short message, translated by Samuel. Rob’s message basically was that to find out about someone you can read about them, but you don’t really know them unless you have a relationship with them and spend time with them. So while reading the bible is good this is not a substitute for spending time with God. We must study His word AND talk to Him in prayer AND worship Him both alone and with other believers. We then sang a Swahili worship song called Niwabaraka with Rob on guitar and me on African drum. The congregation joined in and it was a wonderful time of worship and fellowship. The words of Niwabaraka mean ‘Blessing God, God’s love and The Lord of Peace’. After church finished we returned home in a thunderstorm to take Mitch home as he was unwell before going on for lunch with the Pastors. But we got a flat tyre as we came down our driveway and so were unable to return. So we sent James back on a piki piki once the storm had passed to explain our absence. Praise God we did not get this massive hole in our tyre on our road trip to Mwanza. But now we must try and source a new tyre, which could prove difficult in Ngara. Our spare is pretty dodgy so we are loath to travel too far until we get it replaced. So now I am home baking cookies in my new oven and preparing for the weeks home schooling lesson. Mitch is playing with the neighbours bunnies and Jake and Oli are off down the ridge collecting more wood for the cubby they are building. Stay tuned for blogs from the boys tomorrow as part of their home schooling, complete with photos!!

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There are three things that remain - faith, hope and love - and the greatest of these is love.~

1 Corinthians 13:13
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