Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!! The church here in Mwanza is way over the top! We had a four and a half hour service with great worship, about 200-250 at church. The Lord totally wrecked me. I feel like a kid in a candy store!!!!!!! They have 1 hour of prayer before they start church. About half of the church is there for the start and almost the whole church is there before they end the prayers. To say, “AWESOME!” is a vast understatement. After church, 2pm, we stayed talking and fellowshipping another hour and a half!!!!!! When we left, there were still people at the church!!!! My first Sunday in Tanzania was GREAT!!!!!!
I wandered in Mwanza today, Monday, getting my phone set up and going to the bank. It was so cool walking around and NO, I was not by myself. Oh before I forget, we stopped for coffee, Bishop loves coffee, and there were some people at the cafe that were going to go to Bishop’s office to try to have a meeting with him so we joined them. The couple that was at the table was a black lady and her husband, who is a white guy from Oklahoma!!!!!!! They have been living here since 2004. They have invited us to their home for dinner, so we are going to try to get together one day next week. Now that is way cool!!! Tanzania has started off with a bang.
We walked thru a market, a big market. I think that my neck is going to be sore from my head bouncing back and forth trying to see everything. We found a small Masai market where they were sewing their bead work right there!!!!! So cool!!! I ordered some bracelets for myself, 4 with the different colors of the liturgical seasons. They are the 1/2-3/4 inch wide leather kind and only cost $1.50 each! Freaks me out! Yes, I know I’m kind of bouncing off the walls!!
The kids here at the house are awesome! They are so friendly. I’ll be sending some pictures as soon as I can.
I couldn’t believe the building that they have, nicest that I’ve seen in Africa.
This week, I’ll be teaching sessions at the clergy retreat on servant hood and obedience so keep me in your prayers.
I’m really pumped! If I’m half this pumped in Dodoma, it’s going to be a short four months.
P.S. I just found out that I’m not speaking for two sessions, but I’m speaking for two sessions each day for three days!!!!! That’s six ONE HOUR SESSIONS! Somebody better be prayer for me for sure! We start on Wednesday.