Saturday, March 3, 2012

Community celebration and St. David's Day

We never do things by half - if we celebrate, we REALLY celebrate. It just so happened that this Thursday we had 2 parties so we had a good share of partying! :)

First we had a BBQ style dinner with our day workers on the dock. You cannot tell from the pictures, but we had around 600 people down. Hot dogs and salads to eat, African drums to play, unity to celebrate. :) It was a fun evening.

Some of our crew joined the dancing after dinner and even though the sun was down already, the temperature was still around 30˚ Celsius (85˚F) so soon sweaty and happy people were floating around. Our MD gave a short message and we listened to some testimonies from our Togolese workers. It's always a blessing to celebrate God's goodness with them! :)

We always have ice-cream after our Thursday night meetings, but this Thursday was also the day of Saint David! Why does it concern me? Because my husband is from Wales. Saint David's Day (Welsh: Dydd Gŵyl Dewi) is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, who died in 589.

The Welsh people on board (plus anybody with a Welsh connection) gathered for some Welsh cake, music and laughter. Again, a fun night! :)

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