Day 2 started early with everyone making it to breakfast without any jetlag issues. I love this team- such a great bunch....
We all went to the two hour service at Legon Interdenominational Church located on the University of Ghana campus. Here are a few personal observations:
-much more people than anticipated (4-500, at least)
-cute little sunday school groups gathered all over the compound (see pictures)
-everyone is dressed for a celebration with beautiful African self made dresses. Men wear African style robes for the most part.
-great sanctuary!! Balconies and all...
-So many women leading the worship - all PhD's. They are doing such a fantastic job, though.
the songs are well-known Baptist hymns, sang a little African - soft and inviting to worship.
-first thing of the program: the Holy Spirit is present, so everyone needs to confess their sins right from the beginning to they can enjoy full fellowhsip with the Lord God Almighty!!! I wish we had that back home...
-Louis introduces our team and purpose as we are asked to stand up as visitors- great job, Louis!!!
-the rhythm breaks at tithing time... Most joyous music of the day accompanies the offering, with people dancing their way to the pulpit where a beautiful African basket is waiting for the donations (see video)
-the Math department of the University has come to the service to thank the Lord for their accomplishments as they bring an undisclosed amount of money as an offering to the Lord
-Great preaching from a professor from the Linguistics department
-the benediction almost made me cry as we were asked to honor the Lord in all that we do...
Met the lovely HCJB local missionary team in the afternoon lacated three blocks away (we walked). They are missionary kids that grew up in Africa for the most part. Learned so much about how God can use any gift to His Glory and how missions work and are supported. I keep on praying to the Lord to make the call for us to be missionaries here in Africa... I am so excited and I am ready. I know it will happen some day.
Got an exciting week ahead of us with much needed construction help to be provided to the new pharmacy HCJB builds in town. Next week we're gonna be in some of the most remote places in Africa for the medical help...
Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with our serving time in Ghana... You are so wonderful!!! Looking forward to being amazed by your beauty and grace through your people over the next few days. Please show us how we can make a difference. Amen.
PS- go Colts! Got a small superbowl part going tonight.