Honored Guests

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Madagascar, Nosy Mitsio | 0 comments

-Chuck Rapp


We were the honored guests Sunday night at a village party hosted by the Mayles.  About 25 – 30 people from the village and the village headman came.  We were joined by AIM teammates Steve and Becka Orner and their three children.

We experienced watching a goat and two chickens get butchered and prepared for the meal. It’s 6:15 AM as I’m writing this and three women from the village are back here washing all the dinner dishes in our front yard. The front yard was also the kitchen for meal preparation.

 

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About six small fires were set and pots of rice, vegetables and meat were cooked. Larger pieces of meat were grilled. Shawn said a prayer of thanksgiving to the Creator God prior to the men’s meal.

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Children were served first followed by the men and – lastly – those who did 90% of the work, the women.

 

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The village headman and the people of the village made us feel like honored guests. It was a blessing to share a meal and an evening together with them.


 

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