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South Africa’s Women’s Day
August 22, 2017, 8:02 am
Filed under: church, Ondini circuit, Shetek Conference, South Africa | Tags: ,

August 9, 2017 was Women’s Day in South Africa, a chance to celebrate the role and importance of women in our world.  The Phangweni Parish church just down the road was the site for the Ondini Circuits Women’s League Rally, and the church was out in full celebration mode.

Ladies came in their church uniforms and apparel that celebrated their church affiliation.

Pastors wore elaborately decorated stoles.

A full complement of all area Lutheran clergy took part in the celebration.

Even the goats tried to get in on the celebration.

It was indeed a big celebration for all that lasted most of the day.  There was music, ceremony, speeches and food, all good things for a celebration.

However for some of us the celebrating lasted too long.  After lunch the young men in our group found a soccer game to go off and play, some of the rest of us opted to just go exploring.  As the day continued more and more of us found our way back to the Centre to catch up on journals and review our photos.  Since schools and many government offices were closed, we were not the only ones taking it easy.  Still there is much to learn if you are willing to look.


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