Saturday, September 22, 2007

Camping in South Luangwa Game Park

We went with several other missionary families to South Luangwa Game Park to camp for a few days. We were able to see lots of animals and we just wanted to share a few pictures with you of our trip
15 but still digging in the sand.

Hannah and her friend Peyton playing in the sand.


Zach playing cards with Troy, Micah, and Callie.

Cape Buffalo


Giraffes having an afternoon drink.

This is the group we went with on our game drive.

Fish Eagle

Isn't this beautiful?!

We saw a lot of Crocodiles.

This female Lion came a little too close for me. As soon as it passed by we got out of there.

Wow! What a stretch!

Our Annual Mission Meeting

Every year we have a meeting with all the Missionaries that are serving in Zambia. It is a time that we can come together for training and fellowship. This year Dr. Frank Page came and did our Bible Study time and he did an excellent job. There was also a team that came from his church that did Vacation Bible School for all of our children. It was such a blessing to know that our children were being taken care of while we were in meetings. For the last several years we have been having our meeting at Lake Kariba. It is a beautiful place to reflect on the past year and begin to look forward to the next.

Me and Kevin with Dr. Frank Page and his wife Dayle.

Hannah and Peyton enjoying the afternoon at the pool.

Some of our MK's(missionary kids) playing cards while we are cruising Lake Kariba.

This is the Eastern Harvest Team minus the Mitchell family.

Justin and Micah out on a paddle boat.
Zach had the opportunity to help lead worship during our meeting.

Justin had the opportunity to drive the big boat around Lake Kariba.

Micah, Justin, and Zach jumped from the top of the boat into the lake. This is them after they got out of the water. It is a good thing a hippo or a croc. didn't get them.

Left to right: Shawna Davis, Sky Scott, and Suzie enjoying the boat ride.

This is our family!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Celebrating 19 years of Marriage in Malindi

After taking Zach to school in Kenya we boarded a plane with some friends of ours, Daren and Shawna Davis, to the coast of Kenya. We were there for 3 nights and 4 days and had a wonderful time. Daren and Shawna had just dropped off their son, Micah, at RVA also. It was good for us to get away together in a place away from home and be able to share all that we were going through. While we were sad about leaving the boys behind we were able to do some fun things to help keep our mind off of it a little. We were able to go snorkeling, have a massage or two, ride a camel on the beach, and play cards(Phase 10) each night. We stayed at a place called Turtle Bay and the food and drinks were all inclusive. We were able to sit out on the beach and have them bring us as many coke lights as we wanted. The food was fabulous, especially the daily 4:00pm crepes which we never missed. This was definitly a great place to celebrate our Anniversary.
This is me and Kevin in front of our room.

These are some dear friends of ours, Darren and Shawna Davis

Me and Shawna on a camel along the shores of the Indian Ocean

Preparing to snorkel

Kevin went under the bottom of the glass bottom boat for this shot!

The turtle bay hotel pool

The hotel gets its name from this turtle shaped rock out in the bay

Our little princess.

Hannah is having fun playing dress up. Isn't she beautiful?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Zach is off to boarding school.

Our oldest son, Zach, went to boarding school in Kenya Aug. 25th. The name of the school is Rift Valley Academy(RVA) if you would like to look it up sometime. He seems to really like it there and is doing well. Of course, we miss him very much but we realize what a blessing it is to have this school available for him to go to.suzie

This is Westervelt Dorm where Zach is staying. It is for 9th and 10th graders.

Isn't this view beautiful?!

Zach in computer lab where he will hopefully be sending a lot of emails to his family and friends.

Zach's room in Westervelt Dorm. His roommate is named Sami.

These are the Westervelt guys before they go out on a hike. The man they are holding up is Nathan Reincheld their Dorm Dad.

A Day on the Lunsemfwa River

Today I went with my husband Kevin out on the Lunsemfwa River. It was a day I will always remember. I was amazed at God's creation that I saw that day. We saw crocodiles, monkeys, and many beautiful birds. If you want more information on this day you can look at our website.

This is Bupe a little girl that we have been providing formula for over this past year. Her mother and father have died and her Grandmother is raising her.

Notice the charm her Grandmother has placed around her neck. Please pray that her Grandmother will learn the truth from God's Word and trust in Him to take care of this child instead of relying on witchcraft.

See the Crocodile sunning himself on the river bank.

This is the Lunsemfwa River where Kevin goes out in a boat to reach these people for Christ.