We were in Namibia for the Lutheran World Federation Assembly. Here’s some fun facts – about half the population of Namibia is Lutheran. So is the President. So honor the LWF Assembly being in Namibia, the President of the country held a reception for all attendees of the Assembly. It was a great event! We got through security fairly easily, and waited for the host to show up. To our surprise we had the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Vice Prime Minister in attendance – all at the same time. How cool is that?
Here are some fun facts about the President of the Republic of Namibia. His name is Hage Geingob. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, and studied in the US to earn both his B.A. and his M.A. He was gracious in his speech, welcoming, and has a great sense of humor – all the things that most people expect in a head of state. No wonder he was elected President in 2014 with 87% of the vote.
Along with the leaders of Namibia, we also were entertained by something that is purely African – choirs. Here’s a short snipit of a children’s choir coming to the tent.
Then the choir sang a nice rendition of Sola Gratia.
Then we were treated with another choir and their talent. Unfortunately, the file doesn’t want to load.
A fun time was had by all – and we heard some great music too.