When we arrived at Kaaga Church a group of 20+ elderly women and a few men were seated in the grass along the bushes which encircle the church grounds. Many were wrapped in brightly colored cloths and thick sweaters. They stood up to greet us and began singing and dancing for us in thanks.
The distribution began with a prayer led by one of the woman which lasted so long it became more of a sermon. Then another woman said a prayer, also in Kimeru, the local dialect. The names of each member in the 32 person group were called out and those that were present came up one at a time to collect their food donations. Those who weren't present were bedridden so other members of the group collected food to bring to them. Each was given 2 kgs of beans, 4 kgs of flour, 2 kgs of porridge, and 1 liter of cooking oil. They will receive the same amount a month from now.
They were all so thankful and danced for us again when the distribution was over. They had more energy than I did and if I'd been feeling better I probably would have danced with them!