Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Visit to a Local Orphanage

 Recently, we had a volunteer team from our home church in NC come and work out in the bush.  Their last two days they were in Lusaka so we visited a local orphanage.  
Above: The orphanage is building a school building so that the kids will not have to do school in their homes.

 feeding the fish in the Talapia farm

 Michael explaining about the talapia farm

 David and Lindsey on the see saw.

 four of the houses where the kids stay

 The vol. team did a short program with the kids.  They taught the kids some songs.

 the kids taught us some songs

 Then Caroline told the story of the Good Samaritan and then they acted it out.  It was so fun to watch them act out.

 A group of ladies at our church made these hats for all the children.  It was a blessing to hand these out to the kids.

 They all had smiles on their faces!

 A group picture

 We also played games with the kids.  The team brought lots of water balloons.

 They played duck, duck, goose.

 Tug of War

 Red Rover and several other games

It was such a fun day. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Another trip to Malawi

 A couple of weeks ago we traveled to Malawi again for one week.  During this week there were 3 different meetings taking place.  The first couple of days was for the leaders in the Zambezi cluster.  The next few days was for a prayer retreat for all the missionaries in Malawi.  Then the last couple of days there was a team leader training time.  It was fun to see all the missionaries serving in Malawi and even a few from Mozambique.  The picture above is of Hannah and Abigail.  Hannah was able to help some with the kids during the week.  Her and a few other kids her age were great helpers with the younger ones during the week.

 Suzie and baby Daniel

 Hannah and Makayla

 Hannah with Abigail, Makayla, and Emma Claire
The kids enjoyed the pool and the weather was perfect!

 Hannah with Susan S. from Malawi

 Hannah also had fun spending time with some of the older girls.  


 Hannah and Meghan

This one was taken during prayer retreat.  I love this one!

 We were able to have a baby shower for Katie one night during dinner.

 John and Claudia being recognized for 30 years of service.

enjoying tea time