This past month we have been involved in doing an orientation program for new missionaries who have come to serve in Africa. This program is called 40/40. I believe this was our 10th one to be a part of. One of the best things I love about doing 40/40 is meeting all the great new missionaries coming to Africa.
The program can be a bit tough sometimes. Living conditions are not always comfortable, people often get sick, and people are stretched out of their comfort zones. On the upside, culture is learned, lives are changed, bonds are made, and people are saved!
I took lots of pictures but I'm only posting my favorites so you can get a glimpse into what we have been up to for the last 30 days.
Our two nannies, Langiwe and Irene, took care of our two little ones.
morning bible study
a visit to the crocodile farm with all the mk's
Mindy and Abigail with a turtle
Lots of Crocs!
Hannah and Sarah
learning to bargain at a market
Kayla, Lillian, and Hannah
learning to make nshima
visiting a Zambian's home
many rides in the wagon
lots of sweetness!
a visit to the taxidermist
even got to see a Zebra
DFA's to the boma in the back of a truck.
visiting a rural market
cold drink in the market
Hannah and Mindy
lots of swinging!
tea with the Chiefs wife and DC wife
mk's visit a local farm
riding an oxcart
Irene and baby Hannah
Kevin came to play with the kids!
mother may I?
mk's visit a villiage
mk's visit local headman
saying bye to helpers
Smiths going on their homestay
Jones about to head out to their homestay.
Isles with their hosts.
our home during camp
Great friends and staff!
all the mk's with their teachers
Our 40/40 group!
us with Anna Grace
Love these special ladies!
Last night program was done baliwood style.
Final group hug and prayer! After spending 30 days with these participants you can't help but love them!
Please pray for these precious friends of ours who are heading back home to their countries where they will learn language and culture in their setting. Pray they will take all they have learned these last 30 days and now use it in their context. May God work in and through them to change the world!