"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Good Friday

For Good Friday we had a potluck down at the church. We were encouraged to invite villagers around and some did come. We were suppose to start at 5 pm, but…I’d say it was a lot closer to 6 pm!! We did some singing to start. Problem is I sing higher than the people here, so they had a little bit of a hard time following on songs they picked that they didn’t know, but I did. I have to explain that whole singing an octave lower thing to them. I try to bring it down some, but I have it so ingrained in my mind how it is sung it is hard. It’s also VERY HARD when they try to join in and they still don’t know the tune yet! Anybody remember trying to sing “Happy Birthday” at auditions while the pianist changed keys on you?!
We didn’t have quite the miracle of the feeding of the 5000, but at least everyone got a little to eat! There was goat, sausage, kapente, impaw (sp?), rape, rice, lots of good stuff.
After the meal we showed “The Passion of the Christ.” After a bit Luka got up and did some interpreting/explaining of what was going on. He did a really good job-it is a powerful movie. I heard a lot of “tsk, tsk” from the headwoman during the scourging and walk to the cross.
Please pray with us that the message they saw visually will impact them into a deeper commitment based on what Christ has done for them, and also that those who don’t know the Lord will be impacted by what they saw and seek to know Him.

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