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!