Africa: Day Eleven
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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.
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.