Reflections by Nathalie...
This morning, we went to visit the first church, the Lira Presbyterian church and we attended the mass. We had an interested breakfast with goat, greens and fried pumpkins. We have to leave early at 7h45 as the mass was an early service. We went to the church with Aida, Pastor Morris and our driver Jimmy. When we arrived to the church, a lot of children were surrounding us, they were all beautiful with a big smile in their face. Then, we entered in the church, the music was on, people were dancing, the atmosphere was amazing, there was so much happiness.
Michael and Amy taught the children, they spoke about Nehemiah Chapter 5. Doug taught the men a lesson from Philippians Chapter 4 and Debbie and Nathalie taught the women about obedience.
After the classes, the service started again and everybody danced even more and the atmosphere was magical. Then pastor Morris preached a sermon. The service finished at 11h30, it was 2h30 mass and Sunday school.
We then spent time talking with the people, shaking hands, giving hugs, and taking pictures and videos with the children. They were so excited! Those children are so amazing, it takes nothing to make they laugh and smile, their smile is contagious.
We then came back to the hotel, had some lunch, eating some goat stew again and getting some rest.
In the evening, we went for an hour walk in the city. There was a lot of people in the street and they were coming to speak to us, shaking hands, and always smiling. We saw a butchery, the meat was hanging outside, with flies on it. A man was selling live chickens from his moto bike. There is a lot of energy in this city, the population is young.
We walked around the market and went back to the hotel.
We then had diner with Pastor Morris and Aida. It was a wonderful day.