Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Visit to Zambia

So our Christmas Getaway began with a trip to Zambia. There we were able to meet with old friends and introduce our new friends, the Heaps to our favorite spot in Africa! We saw such a huge change in the development of the property. What started out as a raw piece of land now has a huge warehouse with 2 houses attached, good drinking water coming out of a hose, solar power, cultivated crops, chickens and 2 families and 21 kids! It was very impressive and we were very excited to see the progress as well as seeing all of our friends there.

For Christmas day we were entertained by the children and we gave the boys new hats and the girls new necklaces that Denise and I had made. We then traveled back to the Chikusus where we cooks a Mexican dinner of chicken enchiladas, tacos, refried beans and homemade salsa and guacamole. Edah was in heaven!

We stayed with Edah & Patrick Chikusu, friends we have stayed with many times before...

We got to visit the Tuesday Market, where the colors of Africa come alive!


Dianna said...

More! More! It makes me 'homesick' to see pictures of Zambia, but I LOVE it! I can't wait to hear more about your trip. There will be more, right? :-)

KelliSue Kolz said...

How beautiful! We love you and pray for you. KelliSue and Martin Kolz

Jan said...

We were thrilled to get the latest edition of your adventures! How fun that you were able to go to Zambia over Christmas!

Sorry we haven't stayed in touch like we should. We are busy, it is true, but that's no excuse when compared with the all the work that you are doing as missionaries.

You will be happy to know that we are still serving as missionaries- this time as part-time Church Service Missionaries with LDS Family Services. We are halfway through a three year calling. It has been a very spiritual experience. The Lord loves His children!!

We pray for you and wish you great joy and continued great experiences!

David and Jan Tanner