|Teammates ready for the henna party|
This blog post is a week late because our internet hasn't been working on our compound. Not only that, but life hasn't seemed to stand still for a single second to let me catch my breath. I so want to share about our week of wedding fun last week so here are a few pictures to help.
|"Uncle" Yassir with Evan and Josh|
While the groom was getting henna applied, friends of the groom celebrated with singing, drumming and dancing. Yes, even I joined in!
Joshua was the only Fader boy brave enough to get henna done. He got it on his left hand.
There was another henna party on Thursday and then on Friday we were invited to go out to Gendrassa camp where the bride is from, to feast with her family. We filled several cars with people from the groom's side of the family to drive out to the camp. In the photo above, we walked to the bride's family's house singing.
|With the beautiful bride, Asha|
|A crowd sang and drummed as we escorted the groom to the church|
Saturday was the wedding day and Yassir and Asha got to be the first couple to be married in the Gendrassa church. The ceremony was a beautiful testimony of each of their faith in Jesus and their desire to begin their marriage, committing it to Christ.
|The bride wore a western style white wedding dress|
|Following the Bride|
After a beautiful ceremony and packing up the bride's belongings, we headed back to Doro with cars packed with people for the 2nd part of the wedding day - the after party at the bride and groom's new home. We ate a big feast of rice, macaroni, many meat dishes and their favorite, kisra, made of sorghum.
|Teammates dressed up for the wedding|