On 8th August 2007, Kenyan Christians braved the sweltering heat of summer and cruised 65 miles south of Boston to attend the annual KCF Summer Picnic.
Zaidi ya Muziki Gospel Band (right) make Kenyan Christian Youths dance vigorously to ther hot and
Popular tunes at the Summer Picnic in Bristol, Rhode Island
This was the 4th summer picnic organized by Kenya Christians Fellowship (KCF).
The pleasurable event took place in picturesque State park in Bristol, Rhode Island. Bristol is a plush upscale side of the tiny state of Rhode Island, off the Atlantic Ocean. Locals could not help becoming curious onlookers of the splendid blend of African dishes, Christian music and field games.
Favorite exotic dishes included Mukimo, Chapati and Nyama Choma. There was even a chef, presumably from Utalii, who was mandated to brew authentic Ketepa tea. It was alleged that most of the onlookers had followed the hypnotizing smell of barbecued goat meat as it wafted in the Atlantic breeze. Juices and soft drinks were more than enough and some children were seen cooling their heads with cold sodas.
Upcoming gospel celebrity-artists revved up the praise and worship session with popular tunes while visiting Zaidi ya Muziki, a Kenyan group touring the U.S., demonstrated vigorous dance moves that can be used locally to mow grass. Carol Mbithi, the Boston songbird, took advantage of the beautiful setting to shoot scenes for her new DVD.
The most interesting and entertaining game was the “King and Queen”. Participants were required to understand prompts and then dash across the field to deliver particular items to the king or queen. The ladies team beat the men’s team hands down. It was humorous proof that men are slow to comprehend cues and very poor in seeking direction when they are lost. Other games included soccer, volleyball and catch.
The picnic was a welcome opportunity for many parents who were on vacation in the U.S. with the purpose of attending graduation and wedding ceremonies of their children. Mrs. Anne Ngombo, Secretary of KCF, asked the attendees to come back next year and bring more friends so they can also enjoy a good time of fellowship, prayer and worship.
Readers are requested to check back with ajabuafrica.com next year on the dates of the next event.
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