Easter


Christ has risen!

He has risen indeed! Alleluia!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Mine was very good, and very busy.  If you remember from my previous post, the celebration began on Thursday evening when I attended a Maundy Thursday service.  On Friday morning, I attended a Good Friday service, and then I had morning tea and hot cross buns with Debbie and Jenny.

On Saturday, I mostly rested during the day, and I was able to skype with several people from home.  On Sunday, I went to church in the morning.  In the afternoon, I went to a picnic for all the international missionaries (they say missionaries, but I think all the expats are invited) who attend the English service at the Anglican church.  These picnics happen about once a month.  So, I was glad I was invited, and Jenny helped me find a ride.  We also celebrated the 70th birthday of one of the women at the church.  Can you imagine being a missionary in Africa at 70?  We all think she and her husband are incredibly brave.  Because it was a birthday parties, we even played some games.  We did team relays, played tug of war, and some others.  It was a really fun evening, and it was a blast to see all the adults participating in these games and being silly.

Easter Monday is also a holiday in Tanzania.  I was very glad I had the day off.  I was invited by Chris (one of the American guys I ran into at the store) to hang out with some people Monday afternoon.  So, I went with Chris, Brian (the other American), and Alice (a Brit) to Ben and Elizabeth’s (also American) house.  Ben and Elizabeth teach at Msalato, which is an Anglican seminary.  They live on the campus grounds and have a beautiful view of Pride Rock (the real one…and no, it doesn’t look like the one in the Lion King).  We had an Easter Egg hunt, played a few games, ate dinner, and watched Lion King.  I had a great time with all of them, and I look forward to hanging out with them all again.

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2 comments

  1. We missed you, but very glad to hear that you had a rich Easter weekend. Much love!

    1. I missed you guys, too, but I had a fabulous weekend, and it was definitely a nice “home away from home” weekend

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