Mapoko and back home to Lusaka

Trip Start Sep 11, 2010
Trip End Oct 06, 2010

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Monday, October 4, 2010

We had breakfast at the hotel and Jerry Schachoongo informs me that I will be doing the Bible Study in Mapoko in a few hours.  Usually I carry my Bible, but this time I didn't.  I did bring my laptop which does have PC Study Bible on it. I asked him about what kind of subject would be good and he told me that speaking about making good decision would be helpful.  So I prepared a list of scriptures about the subject. 

The drive to Mapoko is's only the very last few miles that are hard, but Mapoko is not far from Mumbwa town.

We first met with the people and had a group meeting...then the Bible Study.  I asked Jerry Schachoongo to help give examples for my Bible Study.  I found that all the examples revolved around agriculture completely.  Important survival decisions need to constantly be made.  If you miss opportunities for doing things right you might starve!  You learn so much about the harshness of life and survival. 

After the Bible Study we had a lunch. It was tasty...and they served generous amounts of chicken.  LifeNets has helped a great deal in this area to expand the agricultural program to this commmunity with cattle. Also, one of the two shellers donated by the Australians is here.

We went to look at the LifeNets cattle a short walk away. One calf was just born four days previously. Each animals has its unique heifer is even called 'LifeNets."  

We gave the other kitten to Ephraim who is the leader of this group with another person called Jonathan who was not here today.

Then we went out to the site of where they will build a new church building. This will be the fourth in this area.  We marvel at the energy of these people and doing what they do with so little.

We said good-by and drove the three hours back to Lusaka.  We really appreciated the driving of Joe.  We want to be sure to get back before dark. Four years ago I drove back in the dark on the main highway.  The blackness of night, no lights and then the bright oncoming lights was most unnerving.

Kambani Banda had arranged for us to go out to the Lusaka Club for dinner that night for all his family...including Teresa who I believe is Shirley's niece and Tine.  It was a very enjoyable evening and dinner and probably one of the top restaurants in Lusaka.  Thus ended our last full day in Lusaka before our flight back to the United States the next day. 

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