3 results for tag: villages


THE DARK SIDE

It was an unusually dark night with only a few rouge stars penetrating the cloud cover, as we made our way quietly to Stanley’s hut on the outskirts of Singanga Village. Tammy was leading the charge to take our worship night to the village (often we enjoy this special night with just our House of Moses kids and our staff, dancing on our moon-lit island). This week, after prayerful listening, she decided on Stanley’s house. It was so dark outside his hut – only a small cooking fire behind the circle of worshipers illuminating the lighter skinned faces. We started out rather tentatively with “Shout to the Lord” and “There is Power in the ...

EENIE, MEENIE, MINIE, MO. CATCH A VILLAGE BY HIS TOE…

It was not long before we ran into a “Potential Person of Peace” – Theresa. 38 years old, with six children and a mud shack that has been added onto with various building materials and techniques – cooking something outside by the fire. As we passed by we threw out our greeting, “Mwate bwange”, as we clap our hands a few times and dip slightly. She responded, not too enthusiastically. But it was enough for us to invite ourselves into her compound. She obediently gathered a few stool-like things for us to sit on (the women could sit on the ground of course – but never an old man like me!). As we asked her about her life we discovered ...

Maloni Village

The first sign of Maloni Village is the pointed thatch roofs sticking up in the distance. We near the village and must ford a small stream with our wonderful 4x4 Landcruiser, before we pull into the village amidst the delighted screams (and some terrified screams) of the children. Our team of 10 adults and two small children pile out and circle up for a word of instruction and a brief prayer, then head off to look for the Headman. We realize too late that we have not brought the customary gift of a chicken or trinket, but he is gracious and does not mention the miscue. But we make sure and greet him with the respect due a headman – bowing and ...