Our driver is also a pastor of a small church that we attended today. How different the surroundings but the same gospel is taught. The Africans break out in song, A Capella, and make the most glorious sounds. I was able to record their songs and would be pleased to email them to anyone who wants them. Twenty minutes of worship – African style.
The last couple of days have been rewarding as I have had the privilege of counseling some students. On Saturday evening Dr. Snyder gave the fourth though seventh year medical students a party, after they learned how to suture trotters (pig’s feet). Zambian parties are great – always games and plenty of food. It was a time to get to personally know some of the students.
My blessings this last week include being able to stretch myself - I actually taught 160 students – observing some mental health needs of the medical students as well as learning how to truly love on people who are in need. One of the stops this week was at Mother Teresa’s orphanage where Kate and I met with the widows. Well, they were so grateful for the yarn I brought them and even more excited about the wash cloth I left for them to copy. When I returned today to hold the babies and play with the children, they were so proud to show me the many wash cloths they made – prototypes of the one I left for them. If it is on anyone’s heart to donate yarn and crochet needles, I invite you to contact me as I plan on keeping them in stock!
This upcoming week will be busier than before. My goal is to remain flexible and willing to do whatever is asked of me. Prayers for all of us are needed in the area of flexibility and understanding that the Zambian schedule is not going to meet our expectations every day.
I did get sick with some kind of stomach ailment and was so glad to be in the presence of medical doctors. Dr. Snyder did a brief assessment and delivered medication to me that expedited a recovery. All the while I was not disabled from meeting my assignments. God has definitely been with us all the way.