Thank you to everyone who attended our presentation at the brunch yesterday. This is the book I mentioned that we all read to gain an understanding of Malawi culture prior to the mission trip. I highly recommend reading it. The book is available through our public library. Watch the video below for an description of this true story from the author, William Kamkwamba.
On Sunday, October 18, at 10:00 AM there will be a brunch at Christ Lutheran Church where we will be sharing more information about the mission trip to Malawi. You are warmly invited to attend.
One of the rituals before a meal is served in Malawi is that the host has everyone wash their hands. You can see an example of this in the photo. They pour the water over your hands, and it is caught in a large basin. We will be doing this hand washing ritual at the brunch for those who want to participate. It's a humbling experience knowing that someone (a woman or girl) most likely carried that water a long distance.
I hope to see you there!
We were picked up in a bus named "Rosa" that is normally used by the choir. The drive from the airport to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Malawi (ELCM) compound was approximately 40 minutes. We settled in to their guest house and were given a tour of the compound. The keys for the doors are skeleton keys. This was the case throughout the country.