Day 9 - Hannah & Rachel
The day started at 430am with a brisk moonlit trek up a mountain in search of the 'wisdom tree'. After giving up and settling to watch the sun rise from a field, one of the local youth group members spotted from the bottom that we hadn't quite made our destination and speedily caught us up to inform us we were a mere 10 meters away from the tree.
After finally finding the tree, we sat and appreciated the magnificent landscape acclaimed by the sounds of countless cockerels surrounding us from the hills.
Being a Sunday, the morning finished with a hour at church in an extremely incomplete brick building with the walls at half height and no roof (church is currently being rebuilt following a battering from the floods). The service consisted of energetic traditional music and dance along with speeches and a performance from our very own motet! Despite some questionable tuning, the performance must have had a great impact as a young boy from the village was even heard singing it by the village bore hole.
Throughout the afternoon we were treated to dance and drumming lessons, hair braiding and another 'Pop up' craft market (a bit of retail therapy never goes amiss with us girls).
The team have thoroughly enjoyed the community day, after learning more about themselves and community, although we could use more help with the dancing skills!
Looking forward to continuing our progress within the village projects tomorrow. See you all in a week!
Love team Malawi!
P.s Mrs Twinham has finally held a baby African style (on her back) - Mr Twinham be scared!