Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Great Mouse Adventure

On my mission to eat weird and gross things here in Zambia, I believe I have come across number 1 on my list so far. With caterpillar and a whole chicken head firmly under my best (or more on my hips you could say) I successfully ate my first mouse...fir, tail, legs, insides and all. I left only the teeth! It actually tasted pretty good!The before and was quite well done

Mmmm, this mouse tastes yummy!

Shannon's Slaughter Shack

Alisha and I had the honours of killing two chickens for a neighborhood BBQ we had last week. So here we are with the heads of our respective chickens...that saying about running around like a chicken with it's head cut off really IS true!!!

The Inside Storey

Take a little gander into what's been happening around here lately....
(above) This is our Saturday morning Kids Bible Club

This is the youth choir that I have started here with youth from the area. We meet on Thursday's a blast!
Playing netball with the girls
The short term team that was just here put on several dental clinics for our area which was awesome.
Here I am packed in a row of 5 people coming home on a mini bus...a situation I have come to embrace, literally.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Mary Goes to America!

This past week we experienced a miracle with the adoption of Mary by Steve and Patti Hupp. The US embassy was refusing to grant Mary a visa to travel home to the states and was requiring a document that would be impossible to come up with. But on Thursday morning, hours before their flight was to leave the embassy granted the visa. It's a longer story but that's the abridged version. God is good.

“Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.”~ Psalm 77:13-14

Patti and her daughter Mary

At the airport

Haha! We found these great glasses at the farm...this is the beauty of it being your blog...
please don't hurt me Patti!


It was nice to have my fellow countryman, Amber, in Zambia to celebrate Canada day with. Stephanie stayed up late the night before to surprise us with these snappy cupcakes. We also handed out Canada pencils that Amber brought along and I proudly dawned my Tim Horton's shirt...cause what's more Canadian than I right!?

Learning to Talk the Talk

Every week Pastor Thole comes out to the farm on his "Mercedes Benz", as he has termed it, to help me learn one of the 72 languages spoken in Zambia, Nyanja. That's right I'm trying to become a Teenage Mutant Nyanja Turtle. Every week we translate a section from the Bible and then we go through this other course. He is awesome! He politely told me the other week that the best way to learn a language was to stop slacking you lazy Mzungu!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Amber and Shannon Take Africa By Storm

This past month my friend Amber was here to visit. It was awesome to have her here. We had some good times and spread the cheer of Mennonite food to the rest of the team! So here are some pictures of our days. There are more on my flickr site so follow the link !