We capped off our ten days in Lusaka at a wonderful worship service. All the Eternal Glory house churches came together for a joint worship celebration and it was awesome!
About two hundred worshipers packed a small hall in the lodge where we'd been doing our training and over the course of about two and a half hours we sang and danced, had a great Bible study, prayed, praised, received the Word, gave and enjoyed warm fellowship.
I (Doug) was privileged to preach. I chose John 20:19-23 as my text and focused on the five P's of the Greatest Commission, as some have called it, on Jesus' Presence, Peace, Pattern, Power and Purpose. A local elder translated my sermon into Nyanja, a language that crosses tribal languages and is commonly used in Lusaka. He and I did really well together. What a pleasure!
One of the things I loved about the worship was the full participation of the children, including the lovely little girl pictured above. They danced and sang, prayed and praised, and even listened, for the most part. :)
God's family, together in unity, is indeed a precious thing!