(Late blog due to long travel day!- we traveled to the game park))
It was a travel day with several challenges. But, I don’t think that’s not to be expected. It’s Africa, and that’s life here. We needed to deal with some minor car trouble that had us travel carefully (which is not necessarily a bad thing). Then we had another bridge out and needed to transfer from one vehicle to another and then ride the last 15 k in an open top Jeep.
While we were trying to get to the lodge, the road was washed out and we needed to go around as the water was to deep for our Jeep. Then when we had to slow down for a hippo on the bush trail, we got high centred in the ruts! Luckily, our luggage was coming behind us in another truck driven by Soldier. (At least that’s what he likes to be called.) He was able to hook a strap on and pull us out backwards. Then we got stuck again (!!) when a 3rd truck showed up with 7 guys and pushed and pulled until we were finally through the mud hole.
The joy of our group through all of our trials was shown by our Zambian singing of This is the day the Lord has made!
We give thanks for safety and Gods protective hand each day.
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