Today, Sunday, was a wonderfully full day. We left for Mudio to worship, and as has become their custom, they met us on the road with a brass band in the back of a pick-up truck and played as we drove up the hill to the church. It is humbling to be announced so boldly! (I have no idea how they can play their horns, let alone ride without falling off the pick-up, on such a bumpy road!)
I was able to get to know Mudio’s new pastor, Christosia. He had been at Mudio for several years prior to going for more seminary training. He has now returned and is doing an excellent job. Everyone there says that he is very hard working and has helped the church progress.
After our three hour worship service and auction, Emilie and I were served lunch, including the traditional goat! It is hard eating something that is looking back at you, but we managed! It is an honor to be treated so well. After lunch we were able to get a tour of the Maize Mill that Sheridan’s gifts had built. It is definitely an outreach to the entire community. I also toured their original building, which is in disrepair. I am hopeful that we will be able to support them as they renovate it.
Our final stop was to the home of our dear friend, host and ambassador to many Sheridan members, Saltieli Munisi. He and his wonderful wife, Helenna, hosted us for some conversation and fellowship. I was also able to pray for Saltieli’s sister, Ufoo. Saltieli and Helenna are caring for her on hospice.
Well that is all for now. I can’t wait to see all of you.
Peace, Pastor Greg