Sunday, November 15, 2009
African Update # 6 2009
Then we started to sing. The Kenyans know how to praise God. Their praise is not just with their mouths; it is with their entire body. It must have gone on for more than an hour before George and I started teaching. We spoke about how wonderful our Father had been to us and who He has called us to be. At about 12:15 we told everyone to go home, eat some lunch and be back at 2:00 to start the second round of praise, in hopes of Daniels highly anticipated arrival at 3:30. Now, I have still not mastered the incantation that allows you to understand the time warp in other countries. In Africa, like India, if you say you will meet at 2 it really means 3 or 3:30. Add to that, the tendency to be fashionably late, and that would put starting at 4:00 (perhaps this will cure me of my tendency to be bothered by people being 5 to10 minutes late at home). So around 3:30 to 4:00 people began to show up to start the second round of singing.