Today we went to two different church service.
Wa is in the 10/40 window which means there are not as many Christians or missionaries here. 90% of people in Wa are Muluim.
The first church we went to met under a tree and had about 10-15 members and many children. It was in a village and John (the missionary family I am staying with) spoke about baptism. The members had really good quesitons about it and John hopes to come back soon and hold a baptism.
The second church was in a cement and stucko/mud building. The men and women were seperated to sides and between the congregation and the drums there was a big opening for people to dance. They did an African running man; you lean forward and kind of run with straighter legs, with your arms in from of you kind of pushing a car horn. First the kids went up, then the women, men, then the white people and then we all did it together. John brought communion but in order to take communion here they must be confirmed and be members of the church. So after they had been there for a 2hr service, they wanted to stay for another hour to be confirmed and then they took communion. It was great.
These people have so much faith! It is amazing to see!
With most of the population being Muslum, 5 times a day they stop everything and pray. One man has a microphone and prays over the loud speaker. If you think about it pray for the Musluims about 11pm Chicago time. That is 5am in the morning when the Musliums are doing their morning prayer. It is hard to sleep throught but I am very thankful for worship music and ipods.
Even though there are many musliums here the Holy Spirit is definetly present! And the Lord is working in the people.