ECWA Kibbyah Village Worship

3 07 2009

Last Sunday, June 28, we were invited to attend church in the village of Kibbyah where our friends with Back2Back Ministries are working. It’s about 15 minutes outside of Jos, back off the main road on a dirt road. The church service is mostly in Hausa, although parts of it (including the sermon) were translated into English for us. The church  is a small, simple building without electricity. We were warmly and officially welcomed by the pastor at the beginning of the service, and John was asked to introduce us. It is amazing (and powerful) to be part of a church worship halfway around the world and realize that we are among God’s family no matter where (or how) we worship! FYI…in Nigerian churches, their are typically multiple offerings, each for a different church group/ministry, and each one is accompanied by singing, dancing and music as people come forward to place their offering in the baskets. At the end of the service, John was asked to pray for rain for the crops, and it rained long and hard later Sunday afternoon and again as we headed out on our week-long adventure to SE Nigeria.




2 responses

25 07 2009
Judi Seegert

Greetings from Lake Goodwin. Your Blog is such a treat to visit. Thanks so much for taking time to share your life in Nigeria with us. You do an incredible job!! As I look at the pictures those sounds and smells we experienced return…Wonderful memories!! I am assuming your dinner did NOT include those fish!!! Oh my goodness, they look awful. What are they? Are they cleaned? Are they smoked, eaten raw, cooked?????? Have you seen Linda Crouch, since she has returned to Miango? Give Jim, Salome and Janel my love and enjoy the rest of your summer vacation. Love you, Judi

5 07 2009
Karen McMillan

Wow! What a different experience. The colors and music so vibrant. I wonder where you would find a church like that in the US. We are enjoying our warm weather. It has been great. Blessings to you and your family.

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