Monday, October 18, 2010
The weekend in the Village
I have been walking to the garden to get fresh vegetables many of the days. Right now we have carrots and spring onions but it looks like we will soon have a lot of tomatoes and some corn, squash, pumpkins and mangos. The banana plants are not doing so well after last year’s flood. We also lost most (or maybe all) of the lemon trees. We are blessed with what is there and plan to plant some more soon.
We took 13 children to play a soccer match on Saturday afternoon but the other team never showed. We waited about an hour and then left. We were excited to see them play but there will be other opportunities.
Saturday afternoon and evening we spent time at the children’s home interacting with them and trying to get to know some of them a little better.
BIG PRAISE: Thank you TRISH!!! The car is sold! The only thing left is the closing on our house on Oct 27th!!!
Isaiah 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Tomorrow morning we have devotions with the staff at 8. Then we head to Mufuta – a place where we take food that provides a meal for the children that come across the road from the school. We have a very busy week with a lot of meetings.
Fresh elephant dung – still steaming essential
Hottest fresh chillis available
Old potato or onion sack, or netting
Giant size pestle and mortar
Method: Mix the dung and chilli in the pestle and mortar, pounding well, then pat into a hand size ball. Scoop out a small cavity in the top of the ball, and place the ball in the sack of netting suspended in a convenient place to dry thoroughly. Enjoy!!!
Our favorite phrase: TIA (This is Africa)
Most missed: family, friends and for Lorna only – pretzels
Challenge: Not being able to run the toothbrush under the facet water or drink out of the tap.