Friday, March 10, 2006

A bit crowded

This is the church building in Langley Park, St. Vincent. It is a simple building and more houses have been built around it since this pictures was taken. The little tin building is the outhouse. There are no classrooms in the building, so they have their children's class on Monday night. The ages range from 4 to 21 or 22 years of age and attendance may be 50 or more.
I have preached to over 100 people in this small building--there wasn't a vacant seat in the house and a few of the men were standing. I don't think they reached the point where they had to put children on the edge of the podium as some churches in Mexico have had to do, but the building was full. With the drop in the price of bananas a few years ago, some have been forced to either move completely or at least during the week to other areas to find work so attendance is in the 60's now.
Tol Burk

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