Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hosting a Baby Shower - a First for my Sudanese friends

 Usually in Sudanese culture, you  bring gifts to the mother and baby AFTER the baby is born. But my teammate Heather and I will both be leaving Sudan for a conference in Kenya a few days before our dear friend's due date. So we decided to introduce a new thing and host a baby shower for our friend Rasha who is having a little girl after having 2 boys.

 We invited friends in our neighborhood who know Rasha, we baked a bunch of treats, bought gifts, and Heather even fashioned this beautiful diaper cake - also a first for our friends!

 Heather serves the cakes

 Rasha is in the green and her sister Asia is to the right of her.





It was a special time to love on Rasha, shower her with gifts, chat about life and we even got to pray for her at the end. Another highlight was when several of the ladies turned on some traditional music and showed us some dance moves!

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