November 23, 2014

Waiting on eddie

Hope 2 - Kyndra's Hearts for Zambia HANDS Team:

We left Calgary early in the afternoon on Friday.  We had a long couple of days of flights first to Amsterdam, then Kenya, and then Malawai.  Jerry, Philemon, and Moffat  picked us up from the airport and we stayed overnight at a guesthouse. The next day after breakfast we drove to Zambia and arrived on Sunday afternoon.  Some people rested while others played soccer with the local children.  We had a delicious African meal and evening devotions. Everyone was pretty tired from the trip, but we’re all excited to start work tomorrow!

Some of the highlights of the trip so far were:

At the very beginning of the trip, one of the team members was stopped at the security in Calgary.  Apparently this person was out shooting squirrels earlier this week and still had a bullet in their pocket. 

At the airport in Kenya, one of the team members forgot his jacket on the plane and had to quickly run and get it. Luckily he was still able to get on the plane, even though he took his wife’s passport instead of his own passport.

When we had arrived in Lundazi at the guest house, there were a lot of excited children that found our skin so interesting that they would keep pressing our arms just to watch the colour return.

At evening devotions, we were informed that Willie Nelson had passed away. Apparently he was playing on the road again....it’s going to take awhile for the team to get used to this guy’s humour.

A few of the guys installed toilet seats in the bathrooms or tried to scare the girls with beetles and spiders.

A few of the guys quickly learned that you do not separate the double stacked chairs because they are double stacked for a reason.  If there are two chairs that are broken they stack them together to make a good chair. 

While we were driving on the highway all of a sudden the driver slammed on the brakes and backed up on the highway.  He saw the minister’s wife and a friend walking down the highway with a chicken.  So we picked them up and they all came on the bus to the church compound.

 

 

Comments:

Rev. Carol Gillard
Nov 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Hi Paul: Hope all is well with you! We are worshiping in Debert this week and of course you will be in our prayers and our thoughts. Look forward to hearing more about your experiences and pray for your safe return to us! Blessings, Carol

Amanda, Fred and Ev
Nov 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Glad you all arrived safe and that God has kept you from all harm and danger. We are praying for your team. It sounds like you had a good first day and we are excited to here from more blog updates.

God Bless,

Olthofs

Michelle
Nov 23, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Glad you all made it ok. I think Jerry is very happy to have another team joining him! Prayers for a blessed time for you all there-may you not only be a blessing, but also be blessed!!

Marlene
Nov 23, 2014 at 2:55 pm

i' m very thankful that you all arrived in safety. We continue to pray that the work that you do there is fruitful. Thanks so much for the update and looking forward to more!

Nellie
Nov 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm

We are glad to hear you have all arrived safely. Reading the blogs gives us a good giggle at some of the team's experiences. We look forward to reading along your journey. May God bless the work you do in Zambia.

Rev. Jerome
Nov 23, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Brother Paul, Glad to hear you made the trip successfully! It sounds like you and your team are in for a great adventure.

Say "Hello" to Jerry and take care of yourself ant the others (but

don't wrestle anything or anyone!).

kathy
Nov 30, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Greetings and God's blessings to all of you on this mission trip in Zambia!

It's nice to see Fran, Folkert, Jodie, Eddie and Rebecca in the pictures!

I am praying that all goes well with your projects and the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the people hearing the Gospel. Have a safe trip back. From Kathy (Fran's sister)

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