Ordination of a Pastor


The church in Capulispungo has a daughter church in Quito, made up of those who have migrated to the city. For some time, a young fellow has been pastoring the church, and finally the mother church decided to ordain him. The ordination took place in Capulispungo on one Sunday with the folks from Quito traveling to Capulispungo. The following Sunday we celebrated his installation in Quito. The church in Capulispungo rented a bus to participate in the ceremony.
In looking for some ritual, the deacons decided to present the new pastor with a real, live lamb for his ordination to represent his care for the "sheep." For his installation, they presented him with a staff to represent his authority as pastor.