By way of update, a few things have occurred. We had our first "In Service" meeting, with the teachers from the Lusaka District. We had 15 people in total, including a couple of guests, a District Councilman and a couple of new teachers. Some came very late and from a long distances, probably 3 bus transfers and some walking, so we were very pleased. We repeated the meeting for the late arrivals, not an uncommon occurrence.
This is the season to finalize Seminary and Institute grades for the purpose of having a "Graduation" event, but we are now one month late, due to the struggle we have had to assemble the information from deficient reporting, prior to our arrival. We met with theDistrict Presidency and left it with them to decide if there should be a "Graduation" this year. How would you like to come to a planning meeting, without paper, tables, a recording person, etc.?
We are well and into the "rainy season" although so far it is mostly a few heavy showers, which have not bothered us, but the temperature has cooled a little. Some misionaries in the Northern part of the mission on Monday, 7 of them in a pick truck, managed to roll their vehicle 3 times, demolishing the vehicle, but injuring no one. One of those PD activities gone awry. The Mission may choose to abandon vehicles entirely.
We are now into our 4th month. Thinking of you at this Christmas season (a little hard in this warm, wet climate). Keep smiling.