Our first visit back to a Dagara church, our first worship with Dagara Christians after being on furlough for three months, also happened to be another first. Although Dano Pari has had a church building for a long time, I have never been there on a Sunday morning when they were actually worshipping in it. They usually use it for storing the benches that they put under a tree next to the building for worship. You'll never believe why they had decided to meet in the church building. It was because it was too hot outside under the shade tree. This might have been a good suggestion in a large well ventilated building. This building, however is about the size of most people's bathrooms in the states. It had one small doorway and not quite opposite that is a window that is about 1 foot square. We felt very hot, but we enjoyed the sermon. Severen has gotten a copy of the first few chapters of Revelation and he has been teaching from the letters in chapters 2 and 3. He was reading the letter to the church in Sardis and talking about wearing the white clothes of the saints. I wonder if this metaphor is more striking to Dagara, most of whom only have about 2 outfits (so that they can wear something while the wash the other one).
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