ordination service

This Sunday was the ordination service for one of the Chuwabo translators whose family has taken me under their wing here in Quelimane. It was a special day for them and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their ministry.

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Two youth from the church were my compadres during the service (who may have secured my affection by sneaking me snacks).

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There was, of course, much singing and dancing. Pastors and congregations from many churches in the region come to participate, each with their own presentation.

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At the end a group from my church went up to “claim their pastor.” It was an exciting end to the service and way to kick off the rest of the festivities.

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After the service we all shared in a huge meal! The ladies came the night before to start preparing, slept at the church, and spent the morning cooking food for everyone. Have you ever seen such a pot?

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