Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mwape's Birthday



We are blessed to have a gardener/guard who is just the coolest guy ever. He is the ultimate worker: faithful, on time, shows initiative and cares about our family. He has taught me so much about how to be a servant of God by how he serves our family. He is hard working, even when I am not watching. He is thorough, working hard until the job is done right. He sees what needs to be fixed or cleaned or moved, and does it, whether or not I ask him to and whether or not I am around.

When I think of the verse from Colossians 3:23-24

23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

I think of Mwape.

Well, Mwape had a birthday last Friday. He has been borrowing my bike for the past couple years, and we decided that we would buy him a new bike for his birthday. But, before he got his bike, we decided to do a Zambian birthday tradition:) Check out the video below!



After we got him thoroughly wet (though I totally missed and Owen, on the roof above, did too, we had pancakes for breakfast and told him about his present. We took him to a place called Zambikes, (check out the website) a business geared to helping get quality bikes to Zambians and help provide jobs and care for people. Needless to say, he loved the bike. We were able to give the other bike to Daka, our former guard who we have been helping through this time as he is finishing up construction school. It was a great day for giving!



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