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I want a hippopotamus for Christmas!

In Malawi choir members sing and dance at the same time

At Christmas time my family and I display some of our nativities in remembrance of our newborn King.  When setting them up and seeing them displayed, my mind immediately recalls the time I once bought a crèche in an open air market here in Lilongwe, Malawi. Picture this:  Mary and Joseph and Jesus, some shepherds, the Wise Men, a star, a cow, a couple of sheep, a donkey or two…and a hippo. Continue reading “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas!”

Chisomo Chodabwitsacho—Amazing Grace

“Amazing Grace”—we Americans love this song!  Recently I used this popular song and its local language equivalent “Chisomo Chodabwitsacho” as a springboard to truly understanding “GRACE” at a women’s meeting at Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Lilongwe, Malawi. With it we reviewed the theme, “Salvation comes by Grace,” which we had boldly proclaimed in red to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.      Continue reading “Chisomo Chodabwitsacho—Amazing Grace”