Life and death are never separated in Africa. It’s part of one event … and the space in between is lived within a communal space where survival forms a key component of life. On this road of survival …. the church in Africa plays a key role within every village and community.
Introducing visitors to the local church is integral for the whole community. The team was visiting on a Sunday … so it was good manners introducing them to the local church ….. and having a festa with them.
|Introducing the whole team to the church!|
|The ‘way’ of doing life in a village church is simple …. no one leaves if they have not been prayed for. It’s a touching and deeply spiritual time for everyone …. specially the local church members as it says: You have not forgotten us …..!|
|Children are very important for every church. In Africa they are part of the worship and the whole ‘church’ community. They are prayed for and cared for too.|
|Social upliftment: Supporting and handing out soccer balls to the local community school with it’s principal and teachers.|
|Even on the medical front …. gifts were handed over. The clinic received a brand new instrument sterilizer that will be used. Simon Nicalau (health officer) receives the equipment from Francois.|