Dancing the Day Away

Saturday afternoon the SSTT group joined with a group of late-teen and 20-something Anabaptist leaders from all around Latin America for dance lessons with a professional instructor. We learned some of the steps for merengue, bachata, salsa, chachacha and other dances, most of which originated in one or another Latin American country. The Latin American group that joined us is also staying at CASAS, overlapping with us, and some of the students have learned to know some of those young people in earlier conversations and late-evening singing sessions.

Later in the evening we had student-led worship, with Gabe, Lara, Jalyn and Sarai. Worship included lots of singing and lots of discussion. Today is election day (more on that in a later post), so we are staying closer to the CASAS campus. We did go downtown to see the polling booths, talk with one of the overseers at the polling station, and step in on the lectionary readings and homily at the Catholic cathedral, but we didn’t want to be traveling out in the countryside this weekend, so we’re having a quieter, more laid-back Sunday. More blogging to come, perhaps later this evening. Enjoy the dancing photos, and click here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here if you’d like to see the dancing videos.