Having arrived back in Africa with Flying Mission Zambia after my 3 months in the states, I wanted to take a few minutes and just sit back and remember what God has done and some of my favorite memories so far.
Flying with and observing the doctors at work.
These doctors give up some of their weekends to fly with us out to rural villages to perform surgeries on people who would never make it to the big city for medical care. I have really enjoyed the trips I have done with them and knowing that on each weekend we fly them to a rural part of Zambia 15-25 lives are made better because they can have the surgical procedure they desperately need. I have also really enjoyed the fact that I can go and watch them at work, the operating room is much more accessible here in rural Zambia and I have enjoyed observing them.
Flying with the Zambia Wildlife Authority.
We have gotten the opportunity to fly with the Zambia Wildlife Authority several times to do aerial survey work in the national parks. It is great for us to build relationships with them and to help with conservation efforts here in Zambia. We get to see lots of cool things as well!
Saturday morning Bible Study
Almost every Saturday morning 5-15 young men come to my house to do a bible study for about an hour. We have been slowly working our way through the main points of the whole Bible. We are currently finishing Acts, and maybe will finish the study by early next year! It has been rewarding to build some relationships with some of the boys and I hope to continue to deepen them the longer I stay.
My Cat Setting herself on Fire
My cat Randy always keeps me on my toes, and provides plenty of entertainment in my life. She enjoys chasing a laser pointer all over my house and leaping up walls chasing after it, brings me plenty of still living mice, birds, and lizards just in case I’m hungry for a late night snack, and is always happy to see me (unless I haven’t brought any food for her or am going to lock her in the house). A few weeks ago she topped it all though… burning candles to see at night is a normal thing with so many power cuts, and well cats are curious. Needless to say she got too close to one and part of her fluffy backside went up in flames! She quickly left the room after her fur and the candle went out, leaving us with the overpowering odor of burning hair. Good thing she has 9 lives.
Joining with the Mwembeshi Village church to construct their building!
The church is almost finished! We have come such a long way and it has been rewarding to join with the congregation in raising money, and also worshiping with them on many Sunday mornings. Check out the pictures in order over the last 2 1/2 years.
Well these are just a few memories that came to mind of what has happened in my time in Africa so far. Hope you enjoyed them. I am looking forward to many more as I continue to serve here in Zambia with Flying Mission.