The Christians sat on mud benches every week and never complained that they weren't cushioned. The windows had no glass or screens. The temperature inside the building could not be adjusted for comfort. Men sat on one side and women on the other.
Swahili is a relatively simple language. Dr. Farrar had learned enough in less than a year that he could write his own sermons with the aid of a Swahili Bible. He could then read the sermons and preach without an interpreter. Dan and I could not learn enough Swahili during our brief stay to write sermons, but we did write prayers that we read aloud in Swahili.