Today I went to the Cavango church ceremony. It is Palm Sunday! The church celebrated by reenacting Jesus coming into town on a donkey with the crowds laying palms before His path. The church laid a long path of tree branches outside doors of the church. Everyone marched in carrying branches..
A little boy played Jesus being carried on the back of a “donkey”, which was actually a man with a sack over his head. The energy in the room was sky-high. Branches shaking, everyone dancing, the church belting out their song. It was such a passionate entrance.
The pastor started the service by welcoming me, the unfamiliar face in the crowd. He asked the Lord to bless my time here. They then sang a song welcoming visitors! What a hospitable, caring people. I saw some of the people whom we treated in clinic participating in the service. How gratifying it was to see them living out their joyful, praiseful, daily lives.