Saturday, January 05, 2008

Celebrating Uduk style

Just a week before we flew out of Yabus, we joined two families in celebrating the birth of two children. When babies are born in the Uduk tribe, they stay inside their hut for 6 weeks. Once they're 6 weeks old, their parents take them to church to dedicate them to the Lord and the rest of the day is full of fellowship and feasting.
These two families are very good friends of ours. We spent the afternoon drinking lots of tea and coffee and eating. The menu included fish, chicken, pork, rice, lentil soup, and kisra (which is a large flat sour bread made from sorghum.)That was the day Isaac shocked me by eating a whole plate of kisra and soup by himself!
We feel so privleged to have friends like these and to be learning their culture and ways of life.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it's amazing what you're doing in South Sudan. I enjoyed looking at these pictures and also reading the captions. I'm also from the Uduk tribe and find myself wanting to do the same thing you're doing in Africa. May God bless you. :) -Asia Kuna