Louise, one of our first friends here in Niger, had a baby. We received an invitation to the Baby Naming Ceremony. Here in Niger, you do not find out what the baby's name until like a week after it is born. Both Christian and Muslim parents follow this custom. We have never been to an Islamic baby naming, just visited during the day after that actual ceremony. remember my blog about Halimatou? Well, Louise and her husband, Aaron, planned and held the naming of their baby girl yesterday at a local Christian church. We went and met a bunch of CURE employees at the hospital and all went together. Everyone got very dressed up and the mood was light and joyful. A short 10 minute drive down dusty walled off streets and we were there. We entered the church and Leron and I were escorted up to the front. Right away, I found Louise. I am just so thrilled for Louise and Aaron. I just love them, they are so great & fun to be around...both helpful and full of joy and always laughing, it seems.
|Louise, Aaron and of course Savannah Rose|
|Aminatou, Louise, Marie and Jocelyn|
|Hassane (blue) announcing Savannah Rose|
|praying with the parents|
|The special room, with Hassane and other pastors|