With a 30 minute lie in we were ready for the day ahead. After our full English breakfast we headed to Kawama for Sunday Church. We were welcomed to church with the traditional Zambian singing, which was followed by our attempt at the Bemba song ‘Twakaba’, which we spent hours practising the night before with the Rev organising a Zambian procession. Tom Chesterman led the Cranleigh squad with much zeal, and when we switched to Bemba the response was electric and everybody went wild. The Rev’s contribution equally had a positive response with an incredibly touching sermon about how vital it is to cling on to hope in times of hardship. During the service, the singing from the different choirs was inspiring, and the quality of their voices and the story they tell we will always remember.
After our performance, we munched on a cheeky sandwich so we were refreshed for the afternoon ahead at the clothes sale for the Kawama community. You could say the clothes sale was rather chaotic and hectic, but we were not fazed by the determination of the locals to get the best bargains, and our selling skills were definitely put into practice. The clothes sale ended on a high with the boys displaying the last items of clothing with a catwalk that showed some serious modelling potential (particularly Ed’s fierce pout). Overall, the day was very revealing, and the length of the church service showed us how religion is such a huge part of their lives, especially shown through the passion and dedication on their faces throughout the sermon.
We finished the day off with a quiz and previewed some of the new Kawama Kraft products.
Written by Amy Mitchell & Tom Chesterman