Thursday, July 14, 2011

A busy day

This past Sunday was a very busy and long day for us.  We started off at 10:00am and didn't get back home until 6:00pm.  A very good friend of ours has gone to Korea to go to seminary so Kevin is preaching at Matero Baptist Church once per month for a while to help out.  We always enjoy going to Matero when we have the opportunity.

 This is the pastors wife and family.

 Outside at Matero Baptist Church

 After leaving Matero we headed to Agape Baptist Church for an ordination service for their pastor.  This past week Kevin was asked to serve on the ordination council which he really enjoyed.

 We had to wait a bit before we got started so I took a quick pic. of Kevin.  

 The ordained men came and layed hands on this young pastor and prayed for him.

 Here he is proudly holding up his ordination certificate.

Towards the end of the program the church had a time of giving gifts to the pastor and his wife.  People would sing and dance to the front and either put money in the bucket or put the gift in front of them.  I'm sure they were very blessed that day.  After the ceremony the church had prepared food for everyone.  They had fixed chicken, rice, potatoes, cabbage, and cake.  They even had soft drinks for everyone.  There were at least 125 people there.  This was a huge sacrifice for this small church.  
Even though this was a long day it was a very good day!  We are so blessed to be serving here in Zambia!

1 comment:

The Helgren Family said...

How neat! So glad that you guys got to be a part of it! It is so great to see Ebby's family too! They look great! Glad that God is really giving you neat and new opportunities to serve in Lusaka!