November 5, 2019

Visiting the Local Villages

Vineland Free Reformed HANDS Team:

It’s Brandon here again. Another full day took place in mwase, Zambia 

       Kicked off the day back on site laying the brick.  Tons of locals on site. Almost too many. Many came to watch us do our work and some helped out. It has been a blessing to build these relationships with both the locals and the kids back at the guesthouse. They know our names and we are doing our best to learn all of theirs. 

          We broke early from site at three o’clock this afternoon to go visit some local villages and see how the people there live. We walked thru their homes and gardens, saw their pens for animals, and their shower huts and bathrooms. It’s clear to us that we are blessed materially and frankly don’t need a lot of what we have. Life can be lived using much simpler means. One of the things that the village was quite proud of and wanted to show us was their well. About 25 to 30 feet deep all brick and concrete. It took about a month to dig by hand. Something for us like water is so simple, but for these people it takes up so much of their life not just to dig it, but to gather water everyday and bring it to their homes. 

        Another interesting development was that Diana was given a chicken from our coordinators uncle. This chicken is now in our kitchen and is awaiting death which is penciled in for tomorrow at lunch. 

         We thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for health, safety and guidance as we continue helping out these people of mwase. 

          Your friend in the pen, Brandon Kamphuis



Nov 5, 2019 at 1:41 pm

Sounds like another good day! Keeping you all in our prayers.

Joanne M
Nov 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Keeping you in our prayers every day! Love the pictures (especially the kids helping carry the lumber) and really appreciate the blog. Thanks for keeping us updated!

Linda Slingerland
Nov 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm

I look forward everyday to reading about your adventures.

Keeping you all in our prayers

Keep the posts and the pictures coming.

Nov 5, 2019 at 5:07 pm

One chicken? Everyone gets one peck each!

Marian Brownlow
Nov 5, 2019 at 9:24 pm

Diana , good to see you have time for 2 of your favourite things ,

Food and children.

EduDeo Staff
Nov 6, 2019 at 9:55 am

Thanks for blogging and posting as much as you do. I know its a lot of work but the writings and pics share with us really brings to life the work you are doing and the experiences you are living!! Again, THANKS so much we'll keep praying for all of you while we continue to enjoy your sharing of this mission adventure with us. Mega blessings always!!!

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