We left Calgary early in the afternoon on Friday. We had a long couple of days of flights first to Amsterdam, then Kenya, and then Malawai. Jerry, Philemon, and Moffat picked us up from the airport and we stayed overnight at a guesthouse. The next day after breakfast we drove to Zambia and arrived on Sunday afternoon. Some people rested while others played soccer with the local children. We had a delicious African meal and evening devotions. Everyone was pretty tired from the trip, but we’re all excited to start work tomorrow!
Some of the highlights of the trip so far were:
At the very beginning of the trip, one of the team members was stopped at the security in Calgary. Apparently this person was out shooting squirrels earlier this week and still had a bullet in their pocket.
At the airport in Kenya, one of the team members forgot his jacket on the plane and had to quickly run and get it. Luckily he was still able to get on the plane, even though he took his wife’s passport instead of his own passport.
When we had arrived in Lundazi at the guest house, there were a lot of excited children that found our skin so interesting that they would keep pressing our arms just to watch the colour return.
At evening devotions, we were informed that Willie Nelson had passed away. Apparently he was playing on the road again....it’s going to take awhile for the team to get used to this guy’s humour.
A few of the guys installed toilet seats in the bathrooms or tried to scare the girls with beetles and spiders.
A few of the guys quickly learned that you do not separate the double stacked chairs because they are double stacked for a reason. If there are two chairs that are broken they stack them together to make a good chair.
While we were driving on the highway all of a sudden the driver slammed on the brakes and backed up on the highway. He saw the minister’s wife and a friend walking down the highway with a chicken. So we picked them up and they all came on the bus to the church compound.
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