Friday, February 26, 2010

Creative Play African Style

Hadassah and Zoe made a swing outside this morning out of two sitenges.  And below, they made a makeshift swing inside.  Levi gets the benefits of it all.  The outside swing can hold the girls, also - with only a few spills.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Church Today

Just wanted you to see where we went to church today.  This church is in Mawawa and it one of my favorite churches to go to.  We had a great 3 hour service (not including SS) - all of this perching on small stools about a foot off the ground.  
What about you?  How was your day of worship?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Apple Pie Saturday

Here is the result of a lazy Saturday afternoon in Mongu, Zambia.  With not much to do here for entertainment, I have started to bake more and get more adventurous in my cooking.  We're letting the apple pie cool right now and soon, it will be gone!  Then I will be off to my next culinary adventure!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday's Trip to Lukulu

We went once more to Lukulu to check on the house.  The owner/builder had made great progress.  Everything that was supposed to be done was in progress and almost done.  That is Africa for you. :)  It is now a very good chance that we will get the house.  The house had some quirks and things that we would not have done.  For example, the bathroom is so narrow and small that only a bathtub fits into it and even then the door will have to swing out into the hallway because it is so small.  He put a sink in the dining room because everyone here washes their hands before they eat.  Not a bad idea at all.  He painted the outside a coral color and was going to put light blue where the porches are.  I think we convinced him that it would be just as easy to finish the house in the same color. :)  The owner should soon have everything done so that when our Logistics Coordinator comes in March, they should be able to sign a contract.  So we are very happy with the progress and the greater possibility of getting this house!  
Here are a few pictures:
Above is the side view.  The house is an L shape.  The first two window is is the living room, the next window would be Levi's room and the last window is the master bedroom.
This is the front view.  The first window to the left is the living room, the next is the dining room, the next one is the kitchen window and the very last window on the right is a window in the hallway that is just in front of the schoolroom and the girls' bedroom.  The house goes on a little bit on each side.  I couldn't fit it all in.

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Rainy Day in Lozi Land

It has rained all night long and into this morning.  We had to run a few errands this morning so the kids thought that they needed to wear their rain coats because it is a very cool 75 degrees. In our new vehicle, it has some fold down seats in the very back and when we are just riding around town, we let them sit in the back.  I pointed the camera from the front seat to snap a picture of the kids.  Levi thought that he had to have the hat on, also. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Buna Beacon in Zambia

This is for all of our friends and church family from from Buna, TX.  We are always so happy to read the Buna Beacon and get news from home.  
Just wanted to let you know that we really miss and love you all!