I was apprehensive when our bus pulled up to The Church of Pentecost. I had no idea what to expect. We were warmly welcomed as we walked into the light filled, airy building. When the service began, we received a special shout out and were even asked to come to the front and individually introduce ourselves. We thanked them for letting us join them for worship and they cheered for us.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Sunday was also Mother’s Day, so a huge part of the worship was devoted to blessing the mothers and potential mothers. All of the females in the church went to the front and sang a song while dancing together. This moment stood out to me because this congregation respected women as their equals in task and I was comforted by the acknowledgment.
Many Ghanaians spend the entirety of their Sunday at church. This was no surprise to me after only two hours spent worshiping there. The room was filled with a contagious pulsing joy. Jesus is alive in Ghana!