|Katoto, and all the clerrgy, dancing in the Cathedral|
From time to time the whole conference breaks into rather wonderful singing and dancing - as in this photo. Women are not ordained here - but in this photo is Katoto; she is a deaconess and teaches in the Bible College. I am one of only 3 women at the whole conference. I have had the challenge of leading two sessions : one on the role of women in ministry, and the other on mission. I found both very challenging with the need for sensitivity in understanding a different culture and church tradition.
I'm trying to cope on my own listening to Swahili talks and sermons - coping better each day but easily get lost! Haven't tried to preach or speak in Swahili yet. We both spend a few hours each day learning vocab, reading etc and trying to improve.
Not much time for domestic improvements this week - guest bedrooms next project!