Today we went out to the town where Brother Israel's wife was born. We understood that there was going to be some kind of celebration with their family. It was a beautiful drive to get out there.
The "celebration" turned out to be this trinitarian church's anniversary. Israel's mother-in-law's church.
The mother-in-law and a bunch of her family came to our conference a couple weeks ago, but walked out in the middle of the preaching. They said, "The Holy Ghost is not for us nowadays." But Israel gave them a Bible study on the Holy Ghost and told us that his wife's family was as "teachable as children".
So anyways, we were invited to this service/lunch as friends of the family.
Look closely at the preacher's mustache. Pretty impressive, huh?
The service was super dry...no surprise there.
I did feel a little awkward, however, with the special singing. After a group got done singing I go to clap and look around...no one else is clapping. Everyone just said in unison, "Amen." As you can imagine, we had quite a service. *Yawn*
Then we went downstairs for lunch. These guys were the hired entertainers.
Each person was given a plate with a pile of rice and a few chunks of pork, and of course tortillas and salsa in the middle of the table. It was pretty good, for the first few seconds. After that though, all I could think was, "Just keep chewing, chewing...chewing." What's it called? Miracle meat?
Anyways...today just make me feel so grateful that I go to an Apostolic church where I can feel the presence of God.