Wednesday, January 11, 2012
December Life Update
So it's been a busy yet relaxing month around Ciyanjano. We hosted three Christmas outreach parties, serving orphans, ex-street kids and kids from the biggest compound in Zambia. We've also been hosting Tricia's mom from the U.S. She's been camped out in our classroom hut that's right next to our hut for the month. It's really been such a great time having her here. She's been so good with the kids and they really love her and are so sad to see her leave this week. We were able to visit Livingstone and see the falls and take a spin through Mosi-oa-tunya park to see elephant, and zebra, giraffe, monkey, and even rhino! We also visited our favorite get away spot - Lake Kariba. Spent a lot of time swimming and relaxing. We've also put the window and door frames in on the house and are now working on framing the roof!! Things have been quiet this week and we've mostly just been picking and processing and eating our weight in mangos. Tricia and her mom have also been working in her big kitchen garden. They've been harvesting a ton of butternut squash this week and waiting patiently for watermelon and pumpkins, sweet corn and maize. January should prove to be a quiet month in preparing and planning our year of ministry and reflecting on the past year. We'll see the return of our field director and his family (the Hiltys) from home assignment in the U.S. And we'll be able to get back on a normal family schedule - whatever that means. What a year - GOD IS GOOD!