Last Sunday all the Baptist churches in Soroti met together for a mass celebration. Starting at 10 am the crowds were so huge that the children we sent off the chairs to sit on mats under the tree. I decided to join the children, since I wouldn't be staying for the whole service. Ugandan friends quickly asked me to come to the kitchen to get communion plates ready, and I unexpectedly joined the choir for one very fun African song - "Siyabonga Jesu"
The children joined the adults for worship, testimonies, and special presentations, which took almost two hours before we walked over to the church for Sunday School.
From there, I along with my delightful and faithful friends - Peter and Teddy, we taught 140 children the story of Daniel in the Lion's Den. I always love telling stories to the children! All of these kids were 8-12 years old... we sent the younger ones to another place, with 3 of their own teachers as well. Huge classes.
The children made paper plate masks of lions.
And wrote on the back "Obey God - Be Wise, True, and a person of prayer!"