Expo 1: On Our Way

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Bye flamboyas...

We left Kankiki Bible College, our home while in Zambia, knowing that things would never be the same.  This expedition would change us.  The following four days of travel included several hundred goat crossings, countless PB&Js, and beautiful mountainous Zambian and Malawian landscape. 

 

The first night was spent just out of Lusaka, at a game camp called Eureka.  We set up camp and went into the city for a few last minute runs and a proper meal (Yay!), and returned to find a dozen or so identical tents put up around our three.

Beauty.
  It was hilarious!  We had difficulty finding ours, but it was a good time.  The next morning I woke up early to the sounds of them packing up and decided to take walk.  I walked up on a family of giraffes and was so excited.  A mother and two calves - only twenty yards away, and then was startled by another behind me.  It was amazing.  Tons of monkeys and antelope as well.

 

Friday night at Chipata, pasta with tomato sauce - yum yum...

 

Saturday we crossed the border into Malawi and spent the night in Blantyre at the lovely Fisherman's Rest.

Washing Clothes, WOW!
  A lodge set in the coutry, it reminds me of home and I was so happy!  Except that this one is nestled on the side of a mountain, with an outstanding view. 

 

Sunday we arrived in the steamy city of Nsanje, to the mission house with Pr. Rodgers and his family.  After spending the rest of Sunday working on our sermons, we went out Monday and preached to crowds as we trecked between the huts.  It was a lot of fun, and fueled us for preaching on the mountain.  We were also formally introduced to the crowds of children that are so characteristic of expedition one.  We were swarmed while preaching, even sitting inside they would gather out front to call in to us, and washing clothes was the event of a lifetime!  I can't believe how many kids would gather and be so entertained by us washing our underwear... We ended up playing "What time is it, Mr. Lion?" with them, for as long as we could bear in the heat.  Nsanje was also our introduction to the long drop and bucket showers, which we'd be enjoying for the next couple of weeks.

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Bye flamboyas...
Bye flamboyas...
Beauty.
Beauty.
Washing Clothes, WOW!
Washing Clothes, WOW!
Yup, cows in the road.
Yup, cows in the road.
Team Handy Landy!!!  Well, minus K…
Team Handy Landy!!! Well, minus …
Jilian and Ester, Pr. Ngoies daug…
Jilian and Ester, Pr. Ngoie's dau…
Hilarious proper billy goat.
Hilarious proper billy goat.
Laura and my first tent upping.
Laura and my first tent 'upping'.
Tents on the roof, one of the many…
Tents on the roof, one of the man…
Invasion of clone tents.
Invasion of clone tents.
Fishermans Rest
Fisherman's Rest
Tree Fort at Fishermans Rest
Tree Fort at Fisherman's Rest
Laura and Charlotte Bruce, half of…
Laura and Charlotte Bruce, half o…
too many hours into too hot of a d…
too many hours into too hot of a …
spectators
spectators
Yes, this is a towel.  Isnt it a…
"Yes, this is a towel. Isn't it …
Writing Sermons
Writing Sermons
Driving on the left side of the ro…
Driving on the left side of the r…
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