Monday, March 7, 2016

Women's World Day of Prayer 2016

Friday 4th March 2016, the women of Marquard met at the Christian Center Church to worship in the World Day of Prayer. 

As I got into the car Grant asked if I had my camera; I said, no, I wasn't going to take it. It was the first time I'd been anywhere without my camera and I really regretted the decision.
Off to the World Day of Prayer service (sans camera)

The theme of the service was "Let the little children come to me" ; the country that women across the world were praying for, was Cuba. Marquard school children - ranging from four-years old to 18 years-old -, entertained the congregation with beautiful song and dance. The main speaker was Palgrave Boakye-Danquah, a director for J-Life in Ghana. The service was well attended by an eclectic mix of young mothers and their little ones; elegant matrons - their children away at school in the city; grandmothers and aunts. Three rows of residents from the retirement centre included great-grandmothers to many of the children in town.

After the service I went over to Palgrave and thanked him for the beautiful and powerful message. He asked who I was and I said: "I'm Jo, recently returned from East Africa and previously from West Africa." Then his attention was claimed by someone else. I joined Rina and the other ladies for snacks in the church tea room. Suddenly I felt my wrist being gripped; it was Palgrave. He'd asked another lady to take a photo of him and me as I was a fellow East/West African. Rina joined us. 

Palgrave, Jo and Rina

After Rina and I had had our tea at the church, we went over to the Marquard hotel. The oldies from the retirement center were being treated to scones and tea there. 
A group of elderly ladies enjoying scones and tea at the hotel. 
MIL Pam is second from the right on the other side of the table

Have a great week! 


  1. I can see the joy in all of your smiles.. can't believe you left home without a camera. on the rare occasion i do that i always see something i want to snap.

  2. I'm so glad he had the photo taken! So sweet...

  3. Hello, Jo! The service sounds lovely. Wonderful photos of you, Rina, speaker Palgrave and your MIL. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!


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