week 2 in Africa
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Week 2 â€“ 2008 T.I.A. outreach team
Our week started out with a day of rest. Monday is our day off. We decided to sleep in and lounge around all afternoon. We spent the evening with the Da Silvaâ€™s watching a movie and eating pizza. On Tuesday we set out for a four day expedition to Thioffir Village, which is four hours away. The Da Silvaâ€™s purchased property there this past year and built a building to house missionaries. We were the very first missionaries to stay there. Once we arrived we were introduced to Marco Mota, a missionary pastor from the Presbyterian Church of Brazil. He would be our host for the next few days.
Much of our time consisted of prayer for the Seere tribe that lives there.
One day was spent playing with the children of the village. We ministered to nearly 50 children that day. Remy led worship while we sang and danced and told a story from the Bible.
That night we could hear the drums and chanting nearby. We even heard the scream of the 33 year old woman that was being circumcised. Minutes later, as we were lying in bed, a seemingly angry mob showed up at our front door chanting and banging. Us girls huddled together and began to pray, while Remy (our friend and translator) calmly opened the door and told them to go home. Apparently they were demanding money and food, but left peacefully. The next morning we headed home with a great satisfaction of our visit there and the ministry that took place.
Friday night we led youth night at the community center.
Sunday morning Alex led worship and spoke during the service. Today was the very first church meeting at the community center. We felt blessed to be apart of the celebration. Then we went to the home of Gary and Anke Tissing, where she had prepared an amazing feast with the most delicious dessert. Her hospitality made us feel welcomed and blessed to be there. We spent the evening with Dayo, our local YWAM contact who works at the university here. She gave us tour of the city and treated us to ice cream.
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