We went to church at one of my favorite churches this morning. The Living Gospel World Mission Church with pastor Nsangu Phiri. Pastor McDearmon preached there this morning. I debriefed him on the drive over, since James was taking the other two men to preach at different churches. I thought it might help to be prepared for the "lively" worship and singing, the multitude of distractions and that he would receive a chicken as his thank you for preaching!
|Pastor Phiri translated, and did a great job at that.|
|Time of giving tithes and offerings|
|The other 2 elders at the church along with Pastor McDearmon and Pastor Phiri|
|Pastor McDearmon was delighted to see among Pastor Phiri's books, the ESV Study Bible that their church donated to the pastors over a year and a half ago.|
|Washing hands before eating the snack that they always so graciously give us.|
|Our troopers! |
They do a great job when we are visiting these churches. It is often very hot, like today, and services are long and loud and can be a test of our endurance ( mine included) on many days.
|The gift of the chicken!|
|Pastor Phiri's family. |
He has 7 children ( one is not pictured) and then has also taken in 4 children that were needy in the church. And I assure you he does not have a big house or a big salary. He just saw the need and acted on it.
|A few kids from the church. I took their picture and within a few seconds a huge number of them had gathered|
to have their picture taken as well...