We went and visited a member who was living at this construction site in the dirt (so basically homeless). While we were there they were fixing some dinner- nshima, and cabbage, then they just eat with their hands.
This is how they pour cement, just a pile of rocks, and then mix cement with it and then move it around. Notice some of the guys in their bare feet. Not a great finish!
We are helping these two sisters to get PEF. We visited the school that they wanted to attend, and we also visited a Zambia Nurses Association to verify that the course they want to take will lead to a job. The man on our left is our self-reliance manager from Zimbabwe, Kasnos Paradzai. He is great guy and really gives us hope that the Zambian and Malawian people can be self reliant someday.
We spend a lot of time with these two great guys. They are the Self-Reliance Specialists here in Lusaka. On the left, Jackson Phiri, he has a wife, Catherine,and little boy, Zikholo. The one on the right is Davis Munkondia- he's not married, but wants to be! They both just found new flats to move into so Sister Salmon bought them pillows and made them pillow cases. They loved them.
Okay, this is a radio station that one of the members arranged to be a guest on and talk about the Self Reliance program and Especially For Youth principles. They do it twice a week and people call in and ask questions. Pretty Cool.
Part of our assignment is vehicle coordinator. I swear we are solving issues every week. This is the Assistant's truck. A drunk driver was coming at them head on and they had to go off the road to avoid a serious accident and turned the truck over. They were okay- no injuries.
Our lesson in Relief Society today started with this quote from President Howard W Hunter.
"The supreme achievement of life is to find God and to know that He lives."
Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? But when we know that, it changes everything. He goes on to say,
"There comes a time when we understand the principles of our creation and who we are. Suddenly these things are illuminated to us and the cords of our hearts do vibrate. This is the time when testimony enters into our very souls and we know beyond a question of a doubt that God is our father--- that he lives, that he is a reality, that we are literally his children."
I love this!