Saturday, June 30, 2012

Second Church Visit-Zanimuone Baptist Church

 We visited Zanimuone Baptist Church one Sunday while my parents were here.  They had many choirs.

 After church we shook hands with everyone.

 This little girl was so precious!


 After shaking hands we went into the pastors office and had drinks and cookies.  Love Zambian hospitality!

 Pastor of the church

 These next few pics. are some of the things we saw on the way home from church.

 The building are of a compound and a new stadium being built.  The smoke is from the Lusaka trash pit!


 building blocks

 the North road coming out of Lusaka.


 As we traveled in the Southern part of Zambia we took pictures along the way.  This blog is just some of the different sights that we saw while we traveled.

 lodge where we stopped to eat lunch

 termite hill

 ant hill

 rural market

We passed by many villages along the way.

 Women carry their things on their heads.

 Another termite hill

 This man is carrying a big load of poles on his bike.

 the first guy is carrying firewood and the second guy is carrying charcoal.

Friday, June 29, 2012


One of our favorite things about living in Zambia is seeing the animals in the wild.  They blend in so well with the nature around them that they are sometimes hard to find.  It is so exciting to be the one to spot the animals.  We went on a game drive to see these animals. 



 Cape Buffalo



 Monitor Lizard


 Look how close it got to our car.

We were only about 20 feet away from this Giraffe.
 Can you see the giraffe behind us?

 Can you tell I love Giraffe??!

It was right in front of our vehicle.
 a termite hill

 There are only 8 rhino in this area so we were hoping to see them but knew it may be difficult to find them.  We asked one of the game guards and he said he could take us to them.  We drove for a little ways and then had to get out and walk.  Hannah and Zach only brought one pair of shoes and they had gotten soaking wet at the Falls so they were going barefoot.  This area we were walking through was tough on the feet because of thorns so this game guard offered to carry Zach on his back. The Rhino are guarded 24 hours a day because they are protected.  The guard gave us some instructions to walk single file and slowly as we approached the rhino.  We got within about 25 feet of a mother rhino and her 4 month old baby.  It was incredible!  He also told us that if the rhino approached us to stand perfectly still but if the guard started to run then we must run also! 

 Dad talking to the game guard.

 mom and baby

the guard carrying Zach back out
 We did not see any elephants on our game drive but as we were driving towards the Falls we were talking about seeing elephant in that area before.  As soon as Kevin said those words my dad spotted an elephant over to the side through the bush maybe 100 feet away.  We just got out and watched the elephant and waited.  Then about 15 min. later they walked in our direction and crossed the road.  There were about 45 elephants.  God was certainly trying to thrill us on this day!

 As you can see, cars had to stop on both sides as this herd of elephants passed by!