We looked back in our notes and it was January 5th that we got a call asking if we would be willing to go to Malawi to be the S & I representatives over there. We did say yes, however, here we are, still in Lusaka, Zambia. We call it Zambian Time. Again, just need a little more patience.
On the positive, we think we are making progress here in Zambia with the S & I program. We are working very hard (especially Elder Shields), to think of ways to make it better. Communication is one of the big barriers here. We will be going Saturday a.m. to a baptism in one of our favorite branches - that branch is Lilanda. They are having 6 baptisms that morning and they don't have access to water for the font at this point so we're looking for divine intervention. It'll happen.
|Filling the Font for the Baptisms of 6 young people in Lilanda Branch 12 May, 2012|
|Branch Youth filling the font for Baptism of 6 young people May 12, 2012|
Today being mothers day was similar to being at home. Talks about mothers were given, and in the 2nd branch we attended (thanks to Elder and Sister Lookhart), Roses were passed out to all mothers. Two great meetings. We enjoyed the day. The elders are coming over shortly to make their calls to their Mothers. They are very excited to speak to them. It is fun to watch their enthusiasm. What a great bunch of YM and YW we are privileged to spend time with. They teach us as much as we teach them. It's great. Their testimonies are fantastic - and they are very powerful individuals and companionships. We are blessed to spend time with them. The Youth of Zambia are well versed in the Bible and they are able to find and quote many passages. They are a great asset to the church here.
|Just an ordinary ride to wherever - could even be church.|