After a long, full and blessed week we finally reached God’s day, a day of well-deserved rest. We started with a delicious breakfast prepared by our cook at the CCAP Guest House, Dorothy, and the other kitchen staff. We then raced off to attend the English service at the church in the CCAP compound. We arrived fashionably late, which we refer to as “on Zambian time”. We were greeted very warmly, as we are everywhere we go and the small church room was filled with beautiful voices and happy hearts all praising God. It was then our turn to sing... Amazing Grace was sung to the best of our abilities, but more importantly we were able to participate in worshipping our God. The second time around, during the local language service of Tumbuka, our voices were much stronger as we were feeling inspired by the hearty singing of the Zambian people.
On arrival back at the Guest House a lunch consisting of “delicious” caterpillars was served. Some team members embraced the experience more than others, but with some monetary incentive Taylor and Lisa were convinced to eat one. We are officially the first Hope Team to have 100% participation in caterpillar consumption.
A good portion of the afternoon was spent napping, reading, playing cards, doing personal reflection, and playing some catch outside with a group of local children. We then travelled a little ways out of the city to a beautiful location by the Lundazi River to complete our devotions and to have some individual time with God and reflection on our experiences thus far. Here we added to and dug deeper into our common theme of devotions of the week “Grace through Faith”.
As we head into our last week in Zambia we pray for Gods continued blessing over our work and interactions at Chasefu School and with each other. We are so thankful for His mercies thus far in our health and our travels, and in all of the connections we have made.
For everyone reading, thank you for your love and support from around the world - we as a team make a point to read your comments every morning and are encouraged by them.
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