Sunday, June 08, 2008

Our Last week in Zambia

(NOTE: Before you read this blog, please note that we are going to be in Bellingham from June 9-15 and we will have very little internet, so yeah, I know it is going to be hard for me:) but I probably won't be able to blog for a whole week.... Auhhh!!!! So enjoy this post!)

I haven't gotten a chance to post a blog about our last days in Zambia... We had a lots of people show up the last couple of days and below are the pictures and a few tidbits about them.

This is Given and her daughter, Dorcas. She is a single mother who is supported by a former missionary. There is so much I could write about this sweet 21 year old with an eight year old daughter, but I don't think the blog is the place to write. Needless to say, God loves these two and so do we.

This was the group that came and saw us off the morning we left...

My guards hamming it up. They love to be in pictures. Daka said, "You look... so smart." Smart I guess being a compliment that I looked good? Who knows? I'll take smart anyday

This is our beloved Auntie Miriam... It was especially difficult saying goodbye, even if it was just for six months. She became like family and you always felt like she had your back. She lived to take care of us, and it gave me a great picture of what being a servant means.

This is Daka, one of our workers, and his wife and their baby boy John. I have a lot of blogs about Daka, but if you want to read about the birth of this child and the craziness that Africa can be, click on blogs about daka... It was great going to his house, having a coke and rejoicing in the blessing of his child.

We have now been back a week and it just is (I keep using this word, I know) surreal to know that all the pain and heartache and hardness and laughter and joy and contentment just continues for them... We dare not forget, lest we miss out on all the good that Africa has been for and in us.

But saying that, it does feel good to be back, hanging with family and friends, going to church and sharing about Africa and eating good homemade gluten free food... We haven't been to one restaurant and I am as happy (and full) as can be...

I thought I would share some pictures of our kids and their cousins! Oh, and a super cute picture of Julia with her new clothes from Grandma and Grandpa! Have a great week!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Steve, you can always pack up and go to Wood's Coffee. They've got free wi-fi, and yummy stuff too! Oh yeah, I suppose you might still know the Northlake wifi password too. :) Enjoy B'ham for me (I miss it)!