Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Every year New Hope has a thanksgiving Sunday to remember all our many blessings. We gather in our family groups and then parade around the big circle singing and shouting and waving branches. A bit like Jesus entry to Jerusalem and David returning with the ark all rolled into one.
The highlight is always the singing in various tribal languages and exuberant dancing in which our Iteso brethren jump twice their height (it's a full body workout!).
Uncle Jonnes summed up the reason for thankfulness as he closed our time in prayer. "Today where twenty-five years ago I saw rows of skulls and skeletons I now see the faces of children singing praise to You."