The folks who walked down the hill arrived a few minutes after we did.
The congregation had prepared welcome signs on the ground made of flower petals.
The church lined up to receive us with warm handshakes and a welcome song.
Visiting after the service
Some people had no confidence in the car, and walked back up the hill. There was no trouble getting up in the car!
Here's a little video, shot with my pocket camera of the welcome, then of the Tausis and a few other friends singing a special song in the service. There's also a brief shot of Simon giving a testimony. It was so moving that I wanted to share it, but I was disappointed to discover that his voice had been too soft for my camera to record. His face and gestures say a lot.