Early starts and lively worship

Kibungo_2015b Posted by Roger Cooke on Mon, 10 Aug 2015 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

We heard yesterday from the CMSI team in Kibungo Diocese, who had a busy few days at the diocesan youth conference last weekend. Here are a few of their highlights.

Friday (7th) was the first day of the conference and the team members were finding it hard to adjust to the 5am starts (for the early morning prayer gatherings). But it seems team leader Sam woke everyone up with his sermon – before the conference kicked off in the main stadium.

In the afternoon, the team sang ‘Give me oil in my lamp’ in the cathedral – an appropriate song given that there was a power cut in the cathedral just before they started singing, which lasted until they’d finished the song.

At the main morning event on Saturday (8th) it seems that Karen, Anne and Lucy showed off their ‘Irish dancing skills’ – which I guess can be filed under ‘cultural exchange’. Other than that, the service on Saturday seems to have been a powerful and emotional time, which the team say they’ll never forget. They also loved the evening service on Saturday, joining in with some of the dancing during the praise time!

Sunday (9th) was the last day of the conference, so after a lie-in (until 6:30am), the team went to the morning service, where there was a huge procession featuring the Mothers’ Union, the Fathers’ Union and the pastors from various areas who had attended the conference. It seems that Jim, in particular, has enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to dance in these services.

Yesterday morning (Monday 10th), the team headed off to the national park for a bit of a break after the conference. They report that they are ‘growing from strength to strength and are enjoying this entire experience together!’


Stephen Henderson said Wed, 12 Aug 2015 06:59PM
Glad everyone has been enjoying and growing from their experience on the trip. Sorry that you had to endure my dads dancing on the Sunday. Stephen and Carolann

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