Sunday December 2, 2018

2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth. 

Church is today and I am so excited. We had breakfast at 7:30 this morning and then relaxed until church at 10:00 am. Lucia was quick to bring out her Barbies to play with her new friends while some of the older girls had a photo shoot with Uncle John. It was a beautiful morning before church.

As we went into church this morning, it hit me how much I have missed fellowship and church. The first thing we did this morning was sing Noel and I found myself tearing up. My heart was so full to be in a place of worship that is done in English with people that share my faith in Jesus Christ. This service was filled with singing and praising God; it was beautiful and just what my soul needed.

After church Anjali had a group of kids playing Pass the Pig while David ran around the mission with the boys. It was a very relaxing and peaceful day.

At 4:30 Rick came to ask if Jeff and I wanted to join him for a Muslim wedding, to which I was happy to oblige (Jeff and I decided that it would be best if one of us stayed home with the kids). Auntie Peggy joined us, along with 3 of the older boys. We had about a 45 minute drive to the wedding, but this was such an amazing experience. Here are some pictures of the wedding.

The walkway to get to the wedding.

The wedding gang

The wedding—you could fit 2 football fields in it

Auntie Peggy and I

The Indian version of the “dollar dance”—the father of the bride sings and people shower him
with money for the bride.
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