Building a Future
This is the rainy season so the Zambian countryside is lush and green; consequently, the grasses grow quickly. The picture below shows the men working and cutting the grass with a tool called a slasher. The grass will be used for hay.
A couple of Presentation donors are contributing to the building of a hostel for girls who live in the bush. The girls are too vulnerable when left to find their own housing. The school held a dedication ceremony in our honor. In one picture, you will see a group of young women and men from the school singing a welcoming song for us. We were invited to dance with the girls. I found the direct encounter very moving. I felt we were more mutual – we both had something to offer each other.
The Sisters are helping establish a farm. The picture shows a dairy barn that was just constructed with the help of a grant. They also raise pigs. Some of the funds are used to provide an income for the workers and some funds help support the home based care program for people with HIV/AIDS.
We are all doing fine here. We have met wonderful people. The sisters in Kalomo are so hospitable. Thank you for your prayers and support!