We arrived safely on Saturday 9/12 in Ndola, Zambia after traveling (30+ hours) on Saturday night.
Proska Lamboke greeted is at the airport & we began our 2 hour journey to Kitwe. We were almost to Kitwe & from our car camea loud noise & smoke making the car almost stop on the spot! No worries tho because God was with us then & now. After many hours on the side of a very fast moving road we arrived at our rooms & then off to sleep.
Attended church at Prisca's church. No power due to power shut downs, but again as the Pastor said all is well & God is here. The Spirit of God was there tenfold. Our day was filled with a capella hymns, fellowship, great food cooked entirely on downed tree charcoal & spending time in one of the poorest areas. My heart is overflowing.
Meeting today with Prisca to share how PLAEP operates & then off to a Community School.
Weather has been cooler in the morning, 90's in the afternoon & 60's at night. Everything is going well because God went before us to prepare our way.
We began our day visiting a Community school that teaches 590+ 1-7 graders in 3 rooms. They are creatively scheduled throughout the day so every student is taught. We then traveled to a Government school to assist witheSmart Choices program for 115 secondary students. They were polite & asked great questions.
Please pray for those in Zambia who are dealing with Malaria.
Our day began sharing Smart Choices with 107 Secondary students at Village of Hope which houses and teaches children of all ages. We then were able to meet with 20+ Moms & children in a very poor township to learn more about the Grow group. These women learn savings & life skills and work as a team to learn more about how they can support their families. My Mom-heart broke today as I listened to their daily struggles.
Please pray for the girls in this community who face sexual abuse most commonly by relatives.
We visited the Musunda Community School. Feeding program (which happens 2x week) in the morning. Most of the 600+ students only eat eat these two days.
Then we debriefed our week at Prisca's with goat, samosas, shima, chicken & salad. She fed us well.
Flew to Zimbabwe & got settled at Jeff & Tammy's.