Barbecue and Couple’s Study Group at Bayana’s House

Written by Lisa Warner-Carey

Sunday afternoon found us at Bayana and Shingi’s house where we had a wonderfully relaxing time playing with their two girls, talking, and eating.  Bayana, Omer, and Chris looked right at home putting together all of the donated sound equipment that we had carried over to Malawi. We played a game similar to Taboo and laughed a lot (Evelyn, Omer and Micah make a formidable team!)  After dinner the youth and Evelyn returned to the hotel while the three married couples from our group stayed a bit longer for the regular Couple’s Group that Bayana runs out of his living room.  Sharron will share her thoughts from that part of the evening.


Written by Sharron Thompson

Our Sunday evening ended with a couples meeting at the home of Bayana and Shingi Chunga.  The three married couples from CUMC, Bayana & Shingi, plus four recently married professional couples met to share friendship and discuss experiences in our respective relationships.

Most couples have children so one topic was about spending time as a family by eating at the dinner table several times a week and sharing how each person’s
day had gone.  Parents noticed a change in their children resulting in more respect shown.

We also talked about how each couple shared daily devotions and how that made our relationships stronger. Couples had a variety of responses, but all agreed that it was an important part of their relationship.

The evening ended with a potluck and time to talk individually.  It was a successful event that showed that married couples living on different continents experienced similar issues and struggles in their relationships.

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