Meetings in Lomé
Trip Start Jan 20, 2008
25Trip End Feb 10, 2008
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Several ladies from the Lomé congregation worked most of the morning preparing the noon meal for us. We broke at 1:00 pm to take an hour for lunch, which included salad of peas, onions and an internal organ of a beef (I didn't ask which one - and actually it was pretty good).
The main course was brazed chicken, served with ground cassava (cooked like rice) on which was poured a red chili sauce and a ragout of tomatoes, onions and peppers.
After lunch we went back to our study of our fundamental doctrines. We had a break in the middle of the afternoon and then had a Q&A session for nearly two hours which covered all sorts of subjects: gifts of the spirit, various scriptures that can be hard to understand, the nature of the star that marked Jesus' birth, end time events and many other subjects. It was quite a varied and interesting session. We went until nearly 6:00 pm and had a snack the ladies had prepared for us, before parting ways.
The streets were busier on the drive back to the hotel. At the bottom of the long hill, down at lagoon level, we drove past the huge city dump area where fires burn almost constantly, sending smoke up and a haze horizontally in every direction.
Farther along in a main commerce street, we passed a mosque set up in a street front stall. It was sunset prayer time. The faithful were kneeling in tight rows and columns on the sidewalk all the way to the curb, and even beyond.