Our first morning in Uganda was spent with Pastor Dongo and the congregation of Kabalagala Pentecostal Church. After hosting Pastor Dongo several times at Cross Timbers, it was quite the honor to join him at his church in Kampala.
Worshipping here is a different experience. You quickly realize how simple our faith is supposed to be. In America it is easy to get lost in the lights and fog, the electric guitars and soundboards, all the pressure and hype that makes Sunday morning feel more like work and less like a swab of holiness. In Africa they don't get caught on the details. They worship.
Yes, they have microphones and projectors. Yes, they have musicians and vocalists. But the worship set is messy. Imperfect people playing imperfect songs bringing glory to a perfect God. Not that we are any better in the states, we just worry more about our imperfections.
The people of Kabalagala Church were hospitable and gracious. They welcomed us like we were their own and put up with our lack of rhythm and obnoxious cameras.
We ended the day with a a quick walk through the city before stopping for the CT Uganda Tradition of fried chicken after church. We could get used to that.