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Friday, March 1, 2019

Homeward Bound! 3 comments

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After a good nights sleep, in very comfortable beds, and warm showers. We started the day with breakfast at Marula Lodge at 5:30. There was some excitement when a baboom came up to the table and stole Rev. Nehemia's toast right of his breakfast plate.

After getting the luggage all packed up on top of the land rover, we started of to Chapata. To catch our 8 hr. bus ride to Lusaka. We had honey sandwiches for lunch, a small distraction during the long ride.

We arrived in Lusaka at our guesthouse around 5 o'clock. Everyone sweaty and hot, in need of showers to freshen up. We had an amazing supper prepare by the guesthouse, everyone fully enjoying the meal feeling pretty famished from the day.

After supper we spent time in Bible Study, acknowledging the importance of Sabbath rest, and spending the day to grow spiritual closer to Him. We spent sometime debriefing with Collins about the trip, everyone chuckling when the topic of transportation came up. Agreeing that continual prayer for the government to come in and work on the roads, was probably the best solution.

Heading to bed on time, as we anticipate the beginning of our flights in the morning! Please keep us in your prayers as we start our travels home.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A step in Faith 1 comment

 This mornings' devotion talked about stepping out in faith. Each day will have its challenges and obstacles, but we need to remember that God is in control of all things.

 We had hoped to leave by 7:30 am from the CCAP heat house and we were pretty much on time.  But before we could get fuel one of the cars died. After looking at a few different things Paul figured out that there was a loose connection for the injector pump. Then we were off!  Only to drive a few miles and find the road was closed again and we needed to take a 45 minute detour around. 

 On our way to the game park we made a quick stop at Ikwele primary. This is a renovation project that some team members assisted on last year. The school looked really good and the kids were very enthusiastic to see us.

 We arrived at the South Luangwa National Park, just 30 minutes before our drive. 

The drive was good to see God’s creation in a very natural state. We seen a few animals and marvelled at the greenery and the water in this area.  It has been very wet.  The drive was followed up by a good evening meal and everyone headed off to bed. We have an early start tomorrow morning as we head back to Lusaka.

 Thanks for your prayers and words of encouragement !!

  

      Hope 6

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A whole lot of shaking going on .. 1 comment

So the day started with the rock and roll drive to Chasefu . We were greeted by large groups of excited children.  After extended customary morning greetings , work started on the back wall, the foundation, and some general clean up.

After lunch, we joined with the workers for a time of prayers for thanksgiving and encouragement as they continue with the project and their futures. 

Each worker was given a shirt as a thank you for making the work place such an enjoyable experience for all.

Then we were treated to a lively closing ceremony complete with dancing, speeches by community leaders and prayers of thanksgiving and for safe travels as we begin the long journey home down the long and winding road.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Somebody turned up the heat !! 1 comment

Well here we are at the end of the last full day of work at Chasefu. The day started bright and sunny with a quick stop at Mphamba primary school just outside Lundazi. The work that was undertaken there by Hope 3 is bearing fruit with hundreds of children being taught skills for life with a Christian perspective.

 Then we were off to the worksite for a day working in the blistering African sun. Most of us mzungus started peeling today despite the heroic efforts of Rianne to remind us to apply, apply and reapply our sunscreen. 

 We got to experience a little more small scale wildlife when a turtle was spotted crossing the road(again) so we stopped to check it out. After the lovely and relaxing trip home on the roads, we enjoyed yet another great meal from Dorothy, Cristabel and the kitchen staff here. Thanks ladies!

After our bible study, Ryan noticed how awesome the stars looked, so a bunch of us went out to see some new constellations and a bit of a meteor shower(so cool)

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers, we’re off to bed for some well earned rest.

Goodnight

Hope 6

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