15 Jan 2018 – Religious Experience

Today we traveled into the village and got to experience a church service. I have never been to any religious service outside our home. It was amazing to experience something that is normally so familiar to me in another culture. There were a lot of similarities but at the same time so many differences. The Church was set up like it is at home and before anyone spoke, I would think I was home. Then the music started, and the entire room, maybe even the surrounding village, lit up. You could hear the passion in their voices.

This was a portion of one of the songs they were singing.

At one point during the service, everyone stopped and a man stood up and turned to all of us. He welcomed us to their village. Everyone was so welcoming and greeting us with open arms. It was an amazing experience that I am glad I got to see.

– Madeleine

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