March 2, 2018

Entry 11

Hope 5 HANDS Team:

Today was a day that we were looking forward to with some anticipation. We were at the South Lilongwe National Park! We started our ride at 6:00 am at first light. The drive started off slow for the first bit, but then we obsrved a couple of giraffes and an elephant or 2. Then the the driver got a call from his colleague that they found some lions. It seemed that our driver took his time stopping to look at some more elephants and a dazzle of zebras. Finally we made our way back to where the lions had been seen. We were surprised to see a pride of lions from less than 50’ eating a freshly killed buffalo. There was 1 male, 4 females, and some cubs. We sat and watched nature up close as they just ignored us.

Later we were able to see many more animals in God's amazing creation. It was a nice way to end our time here. Shortly after our return from our game drive, we began the long journey we will have to get home. We had a 10 hour drive from the National Park to Lusaka. We arrived at our rooms around 9:30pm. The team is doing good, although a few have upset stomachs. Nothing serious at this point.

Please continue to pray for health and safety as we begin the long journey home today and fly out of Lusaka just before 4 pm.

We give thanks for Gods watchful eye on us and his protection through out this trip. We also are grateful for all your support. It means a lot.

Hope 5

PS-If the group photo is upside down, sorry but thats the only way it will load onto the blog for some reason!


Mar 2, 2018 at 7:36 pm

Have really enjoyed reading the team updates and hearing about the work that you've done in a new area of Zambia. I am glad to hear that God has blessed your trip, and I wish you all a safe and speedy trip back to Canada.

Mar 2, 2018 at 8:29 pm

Great pictures.....and beautifully green. We are freshening up the snow for your should be a winter wonderland. It may make for some interesting pictures to send back to your new friends.

Hope your trip back goes quickly.....and and without missteps. May God continue to bless each one of you.

Klaas Den Toom
Mar 3, 2018 at 10:36 am

Hi Hope 5 Team,

Thankful for the experience you could enjoy. We would like to welcome you back to the windy, white, wintery, wonderful provence of Alberta.

Blessings, the den Tooms

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