This is how it worked. Several ladies volunteered to host a table which means they set a table for eight in anyway their imagination led them. But even though the tables were just lovely, what really made this day special was our guests. We hosted a group of beautiful ladies, our sisters in Christ from Burundian, Africa. These ladies have lived nightmares that many of us can only imagine. They’ve survived the genocide and brutality of their native country and have come to start new lives in America. Some escaped with only the shirts on their backs, leaving mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers behind with the hope of only seeing their faces again in heaven. Allow me to share this day with you and just maybe you will be able to experience a tiny bit of the sweet sweet spirit in this place.
It all began with setting the tables. We had a round table, eight chairs, a white tablecloth and 20 minutes to completely set our table for our guests. WHEW! I felt like I was on one of those HGTV decorating shows where they have to completely decorate a room in three hours or some unbelievable time limit!
And here are some of the amazing tables! I don't know if you will get the full effect of these gorgeous tables because the room was dark and the photos didn't take as well as I would have liked, but these gracious ladies went all out!
In the next few shots you can see some of their interesting native dress.