Africa: Day Eleven

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The children's choir

Today I got to experience my first African church service. It started around 9:30 (give or take a half hour or so...nothing ever starts when they say it's going to start) and lasted almost four hours! There were three differend choirs that sang...children, then youth, then adult. I loved listening to the music. It's so much a part of the African culture that it is so natural to them. I don't know, it was just really cool. I couldn't understand much of what was said. There was a translator, but his English was so heavily accented, that I couldn't understand a word! So I just watched the people. It was amazing to me how all the kids sat through such a long service. We were distracted a couple times by some giant bugs, and once by a lizzard running across the floor.

(Just added a little excitement) At the end of the service, the pastors filed out, then we all followed. We shook their hands, and then stood in a line after them while everyone else filed out and shook all of our hands. So by the time everyone had exited, they had shaken everyone else's hand. Kind of random, but cool.

The Oneil family left before church even started this morning, and by the time chuch was over, Mac and I were exhausted, because now everything that happens, or anything that needs to be taken care of falls on McKenzie's shoulders. So by 2, we were ready for a break. We drove a few kilometers to Kaisosi Lodge and just sat in lounge chairs by the pool and read for awhile. The lodge overlooks the Cubango River and into Angola. While we were there, McKenzie decided she really wanted to smoke a cigarette...not sure why. She doesn't smoke, and neither do I...so we bought some cigarettes and smoked one...lol. Then we headed into town to Kimmie's house. We hung out with her, Shelly, Darrell, and Edward. McKenzie and I cooked dinner for them, and we watched a movie. It was cool just to hang out and chill.

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The childrens choir
The children's choir
The adult choir
The adult choir
Looking across the Cubango River i…
Looking across the Cubango River …
Kaisosi Lodge
Kaisosi Lodge
My first (and hopefully my last) c…
My first (and hopefully my last) …
Banana tree
Banana tree
Random donkey on the side of the r…
Random donkey on the side of the …
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