Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sundays in Zambia - Love Ministry

This post originally appeared in November 2009.

My original journeyman housemate, Rebecca, was a musician. She was part of a singing group, Love Ministry, and asked me if I wanted to participate. I love music & sang a lot at church so I thought it would be a lot of fun. It was fun, but I have no rhythm. As in they were swaying left & I was swaying right. I stood out like a sore thumb. And I couldn’t really sing at the level of these folks. So I only did it for a short while.



On this particular day I was invited along for their annual picnic. I can’t remember where we went, but there was obviously a body of water there. It was a day trip so it was close to Lusaka. We had a lot of fun. We ate food, I assume, although I don’t remember what & I don’t have any pictures us eating (which is VERY strange because I tend to remember food before I remember faces). We played a string game where we worked in pairs trying to extricate ourselves from each other. That was hilarious. We went on a boat ride. I got a really bad sunburn (you can see in the picture to the left where they made me put my chitengi on my head to protect my face & arms). And (this is where you can tell this outing happened in Africa & not NC) I got infested with putzi flies. I tell that story here. We don’t really want to go into all that again right now, do we?



3 comments:

  1. Great story. Isn't the world an interesting place?

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  2. Is it weird that after reading of your putzi flies infestation I wanted to scratch myself?

    How neat that you were in Zambia! How long were you there? My sister visited a "sister parish" (not sure if that's the correct term in English) in Tanzania a few years ago, but only for three weeks. She brought back amazing pictures from that trip.

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  3. Love that last photo: the big strong guy like your body guard; the girl next to you , a dear friend; and you, with the lovely smile, the big glasses, cute hair, and so white ;-)!

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