(good morning in the local dialect of Nyanja)
We have officially wrapped up the work portion of our trip here in Zambia and have traveled to a safari lodge outside of Lusaka called Chaminuka for some much needed cultural transition and down time before the journey home. Again, I’ll have to post some pictures and videos later as we have a strong web connection here, but I’m still having a hard time uploading. You’ll also likely notice some formatting issues today – I apologize. Something isn’t quite working correctly.
I also just checked the blog for the first time and saw all of the encouraging comments and commitments of prayer. I can’t tell you how much that means to me. I have definitely been strengthened and encouraged during my time here and have been showered by God’s blessings all week long. I’m looking forward to my return home, and especially to being with Tina and the boys of course! But I must also say that I am eager to return here.
I had little to prepare me for this trip and wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Several people have asked me what I’m thinking so far and my best answer is that, aft spending the past ten days here, I imagine that what we expected to be difficult will be even more difficult,but what we expected to be wonderful will be more wonderful than we could have imagined. All in all, I have had a complete sense of peace reassurance that this is where God wants us to be. Somehow, I feel completely at home here.
Again, thanks for following my journey for the past few days. Stay tuned for further posts and keep the prayers coming over what will surely be a challenging next few months.
Zikomo (thank you!)