February 22, 2017

Day 12

Hope 4 HANDS Team:

Today started off with a bumpy and slow ride to the job site. After yesterday's rain and some showers overnight, the road to Mwase was pretty slick. With quite a few bumps in the roads, at times quick glances behind were made to make sure we hadn't left parts of the bus behind! Once we got there it was a nice day for work; it was nice and cool for our last full day of work. Adam, David, and Justin D finally finished knocking the last of the parging off the walls as the rest of us finished helping parge the outside of the school up as high as we could reach. Lucky for us we had some highly experienced local workers to come along behind us and make it look good. After lunch Jerry and Fred went to the secondary school to observe a bunch of teachers taking part in a Teaching for Transformation course, which helps teachers integrate God into their lesson plans. On the way home the road was mostly blocked by a delivery truck, but as usual our amazing bus driver Jack somehow got us around the truck without getting stuck. We were thankful when we returned that the power was on and there was water for much needed showers. We closed the day with a Bible study on suffering, how through the difficult things we struggle with helps us grow in our faith and grow closer to God.

Hope 4

Comments:

Rianne
Feb 22, 2017 at 9:13 pm

It appears that you are all doing well and that progress is being made!!Very happy to hear that you all made it to/from the work-site today in one piece; without sinking into sink holes or having to push your mode of transportation.... to then find yourself running after it :-)The fact that the bus is still in one piece, must be a blessing in itself!! Praying that you all may feel God's nearness and love as you spend the last few days there; ministering to the people of Zambia!

Van Clan
Feb 23, 2017 at 10:18 am

So good to hear from you all! We are enjoying all the photos and stories! Praying for you all!

Taylors
Feb 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Good to get the updates and to see some of your challenging situations.

Enjoy your last few days there.

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