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June 29, 2018 – The ladies spent the day in the garden planting carrots. We had to mark the rows and shake the seeds into the rows.  Once that was finished it was if to school for VBS.  The kids enjoyed it as much as we did being with them.  The men finished up their conference and had a great day with the pastors. After they returned home we walked to Catherine’s home for a visit.  All in all it was a great day.
Attached is a photo from our visit to Catherine’s.
We also got to try some baobab fruit.  It’s dried (like in a gourd) and when cracked open the seeds are eat like eating hard candy.  After a few minutes in your mouth you are left with only the seed.  It’s a great source of vitamins too!

Fruit from the Baobab Tree

 

 

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June 27, 2018 – Great day today!  The morning started with playing with the kids at school at recess.  When we walked up we could hear then chanting “No snack, PLAY.  No snack, PLAY!”. The kids came out early and we played for about 45 minutes before they went back in for snack.  Then on the walk back we helped wash carrots.  Lots of carrots!  After a great lunch we had VBS for the school kids. They greeted us with singing that would melt anyone’s heart.  The children were told a Bible story and then there were crafts for all the children that went along with the story.  The men had a great day at their conference.  There were a lot of pastors and even a few female pastors.  All in all a great day in the Lord!

 

 

 

 

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June 26 – Busy day today.  We sorted all the school and VBS supplies.  The tissue paper for one of the projects needed to be cut to size for making paper tissue flowers. Enough that each child can make a larger one and a couple small ones.  This morning when the school was on break we walked over to meet the children and their teachers. A few from our team played games with the kids and we learned a great deal about how the classes here are structured with combined grades.  For example a 1-6 grade school will have 1st and 6th graders together, 2nd and 5th etc.  After the visit it was back to cutting tissue paper.  Dinner was a traditional Zambia meal of nshima and various paring of other sauces and vegetables and as it’s traditional we are eating with our hand.

After dinner it was devotional time and then off to bed.