Wednesday morning at 8:00 is hospital wide chapel. Around half of the 600 person Kijabe manage to attend this weekly service which includes greetings, announcements, time of praise and worship, brief sermon, and prayer.
Annually each department is expected to organize chapel. This morning it was the dental chapel. For the past weeks we have not only been working on a song in Swahili (Sifea Bwana) but also a dance.
Currently I am the only Masungu in Dental and also the only male. But even more importantly, I'm also the only one who has no rhythm, can't shake his hips, and can't move his right arm and left arms independently. As the chapel was approaching I was fearing how I could pull off this dancing and singing swahilli at the same time. And of course where could a guy like me hide up there on stage.
It was with great wisdom that at the last moment I volunteered to give the sermon and left the dancing and singing to Doreen, Winnie, Grace, Margaret, Caroline, Agnes, Millicent, & Naomi.
Many were disappointed at dental last minute change of plans. To see Malin dance is something that is never forgotten. There is always next year...