Saturday, August 30, 2008
We are chugging along. School great for Nya and she loves her teacher. Her name is Nuala Tricks. She is from England and has been teaching at ABC for the last 3 years or so. Wonderful lady. Nya comes home happy everyday. Amazing. She really has adapted well. In the school there are 310 students now and 30 different nationalities. Amazing experience for her. She has a different type of accents usually with different words. For example - She is calling a trash can a bin now. What next? - a bathroom is going to be the loo....
Well- be praying for us as we are here and missing home these days. Glad to be here but it seems like it has for ever since we have been home. Miss you all and thanks for love, emails, love packages, and support of us as we are here. Love all of us the stauffachers!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The way they share joy with the bride and groom is to celebrate by blessing them with money. The DJ says something to the effect of Celebrate that Ulemu is married to Ronald and people come up and dance and throw money. We should try it in America. Forget the registry.
Then at 1:30ish (African time) - it could start up to 2 hours later. There is a the reception that people come to give gifts and bless them with money. As the Lead Couple we had to dance our way in. I have video of it. I will put it on too. I just have to get it from my friend. Everyone dances in and out of the reception. Even the Bride and Groom. But we are soooo white. Bad dancers. :) We tried and everybody loved it. Oh well it was fun... Even the Bridemaids and Groomsmen dance their way to the platform.... Once on the platform we sit until 4:30ish... Watch the reception and dance too...
Here is Ronald and Ulemu on the Couch! They are so cute! They sit here while the reception is going on....
Here is the cutting of the cake. It is actually a fake cake with real frosting. it is too expensive to have a cake for 300 people.
We have been so fortunate to have them as friends for the last year. And so neat to be apart of thier wedding. The Videos below show how dancing is done at the reception. The DJ plays music and people dance and give the bride and groom Money. Watch Bob as he does it. So fun!
Anyways that is a wedding in Malawi.... Thanks for enjoying it with us.