Saturday, August 14, 2010
Today we headed to the lunga lunga slums to church. We left around 8:30 am as church stated at 10 and we had to drive to Nairobi. It was a typical drive into town and when we arrived we parked our cars outside the slum behind a tin sheet fence.
We then called Pastor Jeffery to come and get us. We then walked through the slum. Its so hard to explain. There were tiny walkways with tiny shops and houses made of iron sheets that lined the path tons of people everywhere. Bottles, trash, soles of shoes, mud, pee, poop on the path.
As we walked children peeked their heads out their little doors to say mzungu how is you. The first place Pastor Jeffery took us was the original church build. It was tiny. It seriously couldn’t have been any bigger than my living room. It is now Jeffery’s office as they have moved to a larger building.
When we arrived they were doing a song and we were soon introduced. They continued to do several songs allowing all age groups to show a dance to a song. This went on for about an hour and a half. Katie and I then did a song for them-we both sang while I played piano and Katie played guitar. There were a few more songs and then Pastor Jeffery had Bob give a mini sermon. Finally we got to the sermon. Jeffery preached the story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho. He preached for a good hour to hour and a half.
Once the sermon was done, Bob prayed over a “freshly born” set of twins (inside joke with Sean). Another song was sung and we said our goodbyes. It was 2:30 before we left.
We then drove to the Java house for lunch. It was definitely a culture shock, but it was good food and great fellowship.
Our drive home was fairly typical except for a bit of fish tailing in the green hornet thanks to Dan. Once arriving safely at home, we went and played some soccer up at RVA. Then we went back to the house and played settler in which Sean and I dominated.
We had chips and different dips for dinner. I then checked emails. I got to talked with my momma for quite awhile before heading to bed.