Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Hausa Church

Purple robes, amazing singing, translated songs, heat, men on one side women on the other, preaching about tithing as much as anything else and seeking funds to complete the pastor’s house – all these are impressions I take from the church service we went to on Sunday. The service was in Hausa, the language most commonly spoken in Niger. But there are a number of believers who speak English and an old man translated for me.
The church has been 80 years in Niger : estimated 1% of the population in a sea of Islam.

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