Well….church was amazing as usual. It is always remarkable to worship with Enaleni church. I love seeing our newbies experience Swazi church for the first time….we are reminded both of how much rhythm we don’t have and also how connected we are even though our churches are so far apart and in different languages. Truly a precious experience.
Church was hopping today and many of the kids were there too. We had lots of performances from choirs, dancers, and even Carolyn got invited up to do a duet….
We had some of our pre-school children perform for us too and it was so cute and awesome. They did great.
I had the opportunity to preach and spoke on Moses being called to bring freedom to the Israelites. We heard from the word about God being known as “I will be what I will be” and that when he calls us into something, we don’t always have all of the clear signs and exact steps laid out for us, but we are called to follow and trust and that God will make himself known by what he does through us. Then he will be known not by a name but by YHWH….I will be what I will be. It was a powerful thing to be able to say that 6 years ago we took a step of faith in joining up with Enaleni at Riverwood, and that in following God in this call he has made himself known to us in such a profound way.
We also shared lunch. We again ordered chicken dust….for those of you who don’t know what it is, it is a local favourite! It is called chicken dust because it is chicken that is grilled on the side of the road 🙂 Here’s our chicken dust stand in action to let you see:
What a rich morning sharing church, God’s word, laughter, joy, & great food. I have uploaded a video so that you can hopefully experience a few of the wonderful moments we did.
Tomorrow we are back at Bhobokazi for our final day there. Wow it goes by quick! We are handing out care packages, giving the kids their school shoes, and getting every last minute of play time in with them. Follow the live updates at:
Hey everyone. We are over half way done our trip and I am not too thrilled about it, but I am living in the moment and soaking up everything I can.
Today we went to church at Enaleni as you all know and saw this morning.
It was an awesome experience, just like last year. I had my flag swapped back and forth from one side to the next. Being tied on one side means you are married and the other is that you are single. I went to married to single and back to married from the time we got them to the time we went back to our seats.
Yesterday I got to go on the safari with the older kids. It was so great to hear them sing on the way there and on the way back to the Enaleni. Most of the time they were singing “over take, over take” to the bus driver. They were so excited to pass the other busses. My purpose on the safari was to point out the animals, meanwhile one of the girls made sure that I was seeing all of them. She was so tired from the excitement that she fell asleep on my lap. It was a great day!
Friday, I went to visit my parents special friends home. The mother remembered me as soon as she saw me in the doorway. I gave her the gift I brought from my parents, and was very grateful. I found out that Thobelihle has a baby sister who is an adorable 4 month old.
Amy Roebuck, I haven’t had to find the light switch for the balcony, it’s been on every time I’ve been out there. And thank you for the comments from you and the girls at youth, it was so nice to hear from them. Hope that night went well with Joel in charge.
Mom, Thanks for posting, It’s nice to hear from you. I doubt that bailey misses me, and no worries about the dying holes. Love you lots! I just want to say Thank You to everyone; It’s been great to hear everyone’s comments every night and Thank You for your prayers. – Kailey
P.S. We had a visitor at Enaleni on Friday morning. Moo says HI!
Today was an amazing day. We went to church and got to see their traditional outfits, I loved them! I love how they sing and dance whenever someone goes up on stage or comes down. They have a pre-school choir that goes up on stage and sings, and I thought they were so cute! We also served the others food at church. Some girls went up and did their traditional dance, and they did a good job. After church we went to Swazi candles, which has candles shaped as animals. Then we went to the market, and man was it crazy! If you finished paying at one store the person next door would say, “come look, or I’ll give you a Sunday deal.” But be aware you will be spending a lot, because there are so many amazing items! After the market we drove to a restaurant, the food was really good. I’d have to say my highlight of the day was being able to see how different some churches can be. – Kim