On February 18, 2014 we arrived from our quick stateside visit back home to Zion Village. It was a wonderful reunion with our children and our staff and the Ebners and our volunteer. There can NEVER be too many hugs!!! And, it was NOT snowing!!! There was NO ICE!!!! It was warm!!!
School has started and the new enrollment went from 80 to 105!!! Even with several children graduating to grade 8 and going on to another school, the families are coming to enroll their child in a Christian school! We are thankful that this is another way to reach children for Christ! To learn to pray, to memorize scripture, to work on the character traits of Christ and to hopefully accept Him and know what it means to be their personal Lord and Savior.
The small ones have really grown in just a short month! And the twins are saying everything!!! Then there was this small dog given to us from Mafuta feeding center as a gift. Well, not really the time and attention we were looking for but we are thankful. He likes to guard the clean laundry after we bring it in off of the line.
The girls baked a cake for the February birthdays. Everyone always enjoys eating cake!
The children came up with teams of 4 per team to alternate one time a month cooking. So, the job for the team is to choose the menu, shop for the things needed while comparing prices, cook, serve and clean. Saturday was the day for Elisa, Mwinda, Josiah and Micah. They chose chicken burgers, pasta, baked beans and ice cream. The did a great job from shopping in town to cooking and serving. Cheers for the “Zion Kids cook”!!!!
Everyone was ready for church on Sunday to hear and learn about resisting temptation.
Then after worship, we went on our Sunday walk to enjoy God’s creation.
It has been raining almost every day and the river is rising. But it is still some time before we would have flooding here. The road is becoming more challenging however. We also have had only one car working for the past month, so transport is concerning for many reasons but God always provides a way. The first picture of the river was taken in January and the second picture was taken in the same direction in the beginning of March. As you can see even in the pictures, the river is “filling up”. Even the hippos are lurking but they are not really too close. No worries!
And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a well-watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11