Monday, September 26, 2011

We Love Buna, Texas!

Just a shout out to all our friends in Buna, Texas!
We love you, miss you and think of you so often!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

More Mukuma PIctures

Here is another picture of my Sunday School class this morning.

We had a great time in Mukuma but we ALL got so dirty. This was a picture of Levi after Zoe pushed him in a mud hole. Evidently, he wasn't too worried about it all. I was even dirtier than I can remember being. The kids did fantastic! After I got used to camping out, I also enjoyed our time there with the believers. What a blessing they are to us!
The kids did get very tired and fell asleep just about any time they sat down.
Here is Hadassah waiting for supper...

Kids at Mukuma Baptist Church

I had the opportunity to teach the kids at Mukuma Baptist Church each day. When I first arrived in Zambia, I thought that I might be working more with the women but the Lord has turned my heart to the children. Each day, I taught them a different story. I taught the kids about David, Daniel and Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego. What a joy these children are to the Lord. I try to emphasize to them that the Lord knows their name and loves them so much.

The Road Less Traveled (or Driven, in our Case)

Above is the road to Mbumi. Pastor Vincent from Mukuma Baptist Church has started some new preaching points. Mbumi is a 5 hour walk for him. It took us a little over an hour to drive there. We went through very thick forests, vast bush and endless floodplains to get to Mbumi. Below are some of those at Mbumi. The Choirmaster, in orange, was teaching them some new songs. Jeff and Nicholas (volunteer from Spurger, TX) will be going back to Mbumi next week to do some leadership training with some new believers.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Two Peas in a Pod

Here are the two new additions to our family.  
On top is Jose' and enduring his love is our new kitten, Lila (long e sound).  We named the kitten Lila because she has almost cried non stop since we got her two days ago.  The SiLozi verb for 'to cry' is kulila, so therefore - her name, Lila.  We have had a time trying to socialize the kitten as she was half wild when we got her. She is coming along and allows us to hold/pet her.  She still almost cries non stop unless she is asleep or someone is holding her.

Both Lila and Jose' are the exact same coloring - white and tan.  As you can see, they are becoming friends until Lila spits and scratches Jose' then he goes off and leaves her alone until the next round.....