Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sundays in Zambia - Chipata Church


This post originally appeared in January 2010.

On our way back from the park, we stopped at another Chipata village to participate in a church dedication. They had just completed construction on the structure. It wasn't quite what I expected. I thought it would be another cinder block building, like the other churches I'd seen.


Isn't it beautiful? We milled around a bit outside before the service.








The pink arrow is pointing to the nshima we'd be eating after the service.



Washing my hands before the meal

I felt very honored to participate in the service, but even more honored to be allowed to eat a meal with these beautiful people. It was a good day.

8 comments:

  1. I am loving the Zambia trip so much. Thank you for going...and then for sharing.

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  2. loving this as I think I mentioned our new curate is from Zambia in fact I believe his father is a bishop there....though his gorgeous wife is from Chicago!!! best of both then!

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  3. I love seeing just how much this trip affected you, even after all these years. It was a transforming experience for you.

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  4. I remember these posts! I think it's amazing you remember so many details.

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  5. Thanks for the lesson on nshima. Very interesting.

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  6. Wonderful post, Bug. So interesting and it's easy to see how this affected you.

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  7. yeah - i'm enjoying these posts, and loving the pictures

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  8. Interesting to see the differences between Liberia and Zambia in clothing fabrics and styles - and you're right that it's a beautiful church. I like the interior, too, with the mats and altar built from the same material. What is the church built from? It looks like some kind of reed or bamboo.

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