September News

Hello from Zambia! Lots has been going on over the last few months, so I'll give you the updates in photographic order.

We have been progressing with sports and music programs for the kids and youth. Misheck has been holding weekly piano and drum lessons for a group of kids.

We have also introduced basketball which is drawing a good crowd. It's nice to have a sport that both the boys and the girls like to participate in. Sports and music have been a great way to build relationships with the kids and also give them a chance to have healthy after-school programs.
On the playground where I spent most of my days
Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool
And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school

We are hoping to get more organized with teams and potentially a youth day with soccer, basketball and frisbee in the next month or so.

Our library project is also going well. We are currently temporarily hosting the library in our office. Kids and adults have been visiting to check out the books. Often Misheck and I will read to the little ones or help the older youth with their comprehension--they especially seem to like the science books.

A few weeks ago, just before my dad came to visit, we started the container renovations. I am so excited at how the progress on the roof. This will be just in time for the rainy season in a few months.

The container will be the permanent home of the library and a future home for our sewing program (our sewing machines require special electrical set up so we have been waiting to get these renovations done).

Raise the roof!
The roof covers our entire foundation and gives us a sheltered space outside of the container where kids can read and hang out--safe from the hot sun or rainy downpours.

Dad arrived on August 19th. It was great to have him come visit and see the where I live. Of course, I had to put him to work! While he was there he did lots of manly jobs like cutting and welding and we finally got our swings back in motion! Way to go Dad!

After a few days in the village, Dad and I headed south for some much needed R&R. We spent several days in Livingstone and a couple over the border in Botswana. It was so great to have him here with me, to see all the sites and I finally got to see elephants! Yaay!

Thanks for all your support so far. If you would like to help us with our library project or support any of these programs, please consider visiting the "Donate" page. Also, please continue to keep this project and all of us in your prayers.

Cheers and blessings.

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