There are several phases of this program. The first phase is in the city of Lusaka where the participants learn about African life in an urban setting. Daily they are going out into the city to do DFA's(Daily Field Assignments). These DFA's are designed to get the participants out among Africans and asking them questions that are going to help them learn about culture.
After about 12 days we will all shift to Petauke which is a rural area of Zambia. It is about 5 hours away from the city. Here the participants will do similar DFA's as they did in the city only this time it will be in the villages. During this time we all stay in tents and have no electricity.
10 days later the participants will go and live with a Zambian family for 3 nights. This is called their homestay. They will do whatever their host family is doing-cooking, washing, working in the field, sit around a fire, and go to church. During this time they are taking all that they have learned and applying it to this situation. This is usually a highlight for the participants.
When their homestay is over they will travel back to the city and keep going another hour to a lodge. While the participants are here they will learn a method of learning language called PILAT. They will also have the opportunity to debrief their experiences at 40/40 and discuss how they are going to take what they have learned and apply it to the countries they are serving in.
This is really an excellent program for new missionaries as they begin their careers in this foreign land. We would really appreciate your prayers during this program. If you'll look in my sidebar you can click on "month long prayer guide for 40/40" which will give you a daily prayer guide with specific ways you can pray. Also, there are two websites listed as 40/40 and 40/40 Kidz if you would like to see some pics. of past sessions.