I don’t know about you, but I always find the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday rather strange. I have spent the morning finishing preparations for our Easter morning breakfast service tomorrow, and am heading to a friend’s special birthday celebration this afternoon. I am also looking forward to seeing Liz and John Marriott later this evening, as they stop off here on their way to catch a ferry in Plymouth tomorrow. It will be good to catch up with them and with their news.
I have just received this in an email from Sandra and Chris as they continue their visit to Bolivia:
“Yes, we are 5 hrs behind you. So after a very busy day on Good Friday Chis and I slept in this morning. Yesterday we travelled about three hours across the Altiplano area of Bolivia to visit two District communities in their Easter celebrations. The journeys were very interesting, including a bit of ‘off roading’ carrying a wooden lectern on the roof of the car – but more about that on our return!
At each visit we received a very warm welcome, in a typical Bolivian style. Bishop Mamani led the worship and we were given the opportunity to extend greetings from the Methodist Church in Britain. The warmth of the welcome we received and the hospitality extended to us by these communities, who are materially very poor but full of love, will remain with us for a long time.
Today at 11ish (all Bolivian time ends with ‘ish’) we are going to visit Tabita House in El Alto so will have more to tell later. We will try to send more photos shortly.”