Before going to bed last night, we had the suspicion that it was going to be a rainy morning - and it was. Really rainy. So before, during, and after breakfast, we debated whether or not we should attempt the two-hour journey up to the school. Issues we considered: will we make it there? Will we make it back? We’ll be missing the closing ceremonies if we don’t go, but will we even have the closing ceremonies if it’s pouring rain? Finally Collins, Moffat and Reverend Nehemia made the call; we were not going to chance it and would remain around the guesthouse for the day. Well, on one hand, we avoided at least 4 hours in the back of the bone-jarring Landcruiser, but on the other hand, we missed saying our “goodbyes” to all of the students, teachers, and workers who we had spent so much memorable time with over the last 8 days. I know we all would have voted to make the trek, but for safety reasons, the correct choice was made.
So, what did we all do on a rainy day? Well, a few days ago, we were talking about movies and Collins mentioned that his favourite movie was called “What Would Jesus Do?”. Then it just so-happened that we had the time, Collins had the movie, and the mini-portable projector was there to play it. “What Would Jesus Do?”, starring John Schneider (yep, to those over 40-years -old, THAT John Schneider Who played Bo Duke) was actually pretty good. Good pick, Collins! Well done!
Besides that, we played a few games, read, ventured out for a little walk, and later in the afternoon, Reverend Nehemia came by with a gift for everyone - beautiful hand-tailored Zambian action-wear that could be worn elegantly for any occasion. On the international fashion scale, we ALL scored a 10 out of 10! Thank you, Reverend!
Remember that goat-gift from Day 3? Well, we ate it for supper tonight. It was delicious. Are you asking yourself “where has that goat been for the last 8 days?” Yeah, that was something we asked ourselves. No one knows. No one really wants to know. Did I mention that it was delicious?
As the day is coming to an end, we are all regretting it more that we didn’t have a chance to say “goodbye” to many of our new friends. Rest assured, they will be forever in our hearts...
Even a rainy day in Zambia is a great day!
Take care everyone! God bless!
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