I’m finally sitting down to write a post-trip update. My last update was the night before the last day of the retreat. On that final day I ended up getting a solid half-day of work in and was well enough rested to give me energy for not only the mo......read more
Wendy--Tuesday 8-9-16: Things are going well. "This is Africa"--Sometimes Pastor Walter says, "This is Africa." My this-is-Africa thing today was the water. For the first couple of days, it would be off in the afternoon but on in the morning and evening, so it was no big deal. However, one day it was off for over 24 hours. This was long enough for our huge bucket of water, which is saved for necessities like flushing and hand washing, to be used up. What do you do when your huge bucket is empty? This was the day that I was planning to bathe but the bath simply had to be postponed. Again, no bi...
Today we had a full day. Instrument lessons, a songwriting class, and more instrument lessons. They have picked up the piano, violin, and guitar so well. The highlight was during lunch, a group took the chords they knew on guitar and grabbed some hand drums and made a new song and rap. Can't wait to upload it.
Geoff-Sunday: Zimbabwe Blog
Well it has been quite an adventure getting here. It is good, and we are here experiencing such great things. And so I smile and sometimes chuckle at the events of the past few days.
Erica met up with me in Tennessee and we drove to Atlanta through the pouring rain, but we arrived on time, our bags were loaded and we got on our flight with plenty of time. We even met a small group of missionaries from Ohio who were also heading to Zimbabwe.
But the flight was hours delayed, which got us to Johannesburg late, and thus we missed our connecting flight to Hararae. As w...
Erica–Zimbabwe 8-8-16: Today was great! We taught guitar, violin and piano for about 3 1/2 hours during the day, and many of the students made astounding progress. For the violin, we started by talking about how to hold the instrument, then started in “twinkle, twinkle, little star”, a great song for beginning violin.