We travelled to the township of Tsakane and All Souls Church for the opening service of the conference and were greeted by drums and bugles, waving clapping crowds lining the street. "Welcome! Welcome!" shouted to us as we made our way into the church.
I won't go into detail about the service itself, except to say that the choirs were everything I'd hoped they'd be. Amazing rhythms and harmonies. So energizing!
And after the 2-hour service? The women of the church had spend all day preparing a meal for all 350 of us! Chicken and beef and rice and pumpkin and a variety of potatoes and salads. All delicious, except for the African porridge, which I didn't much care for. But the work that went into all of this was just incredible.
Rhythm and hospitality to last a lifetime!
Members of the Mothers' Union give us a warm welcome as we enter the church.