This past Sunday was the Muslim celebration of Idul Adha. It was marked in Tarakan, and I'm sure throughout the world, with extended services at the Mosques on Saturday night at sundown, more pronounced early morning prayers, and the sacrifice of cows (and other animals) in many Mosques, homes, and even in the street. Chris went out to visit some of his Muslim friends, while I unfortunately stayed home with a yucky stomach. One of the other guys on the MAF team, Dave, is an amazing photographer and he captured Idul Adha beautifully. So, as I said, since I am so not a good photographer, here's a link to Dave's blog so you can get a peek at this holiday that I didn't even know existed until I moved to Indonesia.
Aren't the children gorgeous?
Isn't the devotion amazing?
I'm convicted by the commitment to prayer as a community here...do you devote yourself to prayer like that with fellow believers? I know I don't.
Living here is humbling in so many ways, I am constantly aware of how much I have to learn, how far I have to go.
I pray to keep growing, to listen and learn more than I speak, and share whatever I am able to.