Well Christmas was all brand new for the Mengen church. This year the church got together to honor their Savior and mark the time of his birth. The church got together and donated money to buy a large box of lamb flaps from town, from their own gardens they donated sweet potato, yams, tapioca, various types of edible leaves, they cooked all this with coconut milk on top of hot rocks in the ground called a mumu. Festivities started in the evening with a worship service that lasted most of the night; they started to cook the food in the early morning, had a brief sleep and then cooked again.
We had a nice service together in the morning, Lourens shared briefly from the word and we sang praises to God for the salvation message that has finally come to one village amongst the Mengen people. Some people shared how Christ coming to this world has changed their lives and they publicly thanked Jesus for coming to this ground to save the likes of us. We thank God that He has brought change amongst the Mengen people, pray that God will build His church and that we can see many more Mengen villages reached with the gospel in the years ahead. Thanks again for all your prayers, support and for being part of the Mengen church planting work with us.
Simon, Annika, Nya and Noah