Well day seven has come and almost gone. The Landcruiser was the transportation of the day again so the southern regions of the anatomy took another beating. If the visit to the principle’s office and his little piece wood were like a slingshot the Landcruiser seats are heavy artillery. It is Saturday and the kids weren’t at school so some of the joy, fun and smiles were missing. To make up for it we only worked a half day but did get a lot of wall parged.
Then the great soccer game between the hands team and the teachers. Thankfully several of the local stars joined us and we won 2 - 1. The help may not have been necessary because once Reece kicked the ball to someone who kicked it to someone else who kicked to a person who put it in the goal!
Then the highlight of the day was a walk to the Landuzi Saturday market. Collins, Nathaniel and Nico ordered Zambian shirts from a local tailor. The ladies purchased Zambian skirts at the market. Reece checked several skirts but none quite coordinated with his eye color so he passed. It was a toss up between mounds of dried minnows, other dried fish of questionable heritage, and dried caterpillars...but Jerry and Bill each bought some dried caterpillars. Dorothy will fix them for lunch tomorrow.
The Bible says that a nation is blessed whose God is the Lord. It may be that North America doesn’t really know what it is to be blessed. There seems to be an understanding that it involves material abundance. One of our crew asked why the Zambians laugh so much, smile so readily and seem so happy. With that question comes the observation that Zambia is listed as 97% Christian and on many vehicles and businesses there are references to that Christianity. It is almost enough to make one wonder which is the real blessing: a lot of stuff or a happy heart and a joyful disposition.
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