Another birthday cake made and birthday celebrated. This is our whole district except for 2 sisters. The birthday boy is Elder Tayembi from Congo. He delivered an entire speech prepared just for this occasion. This is the first paragraph of the speech;
"Elders and sisters, on this special day of my life I want just to tell you that a birthday can be seen as a serious or joyful time. Another year has passed and I look back on what happened in my life, the success I had and also the challenges and difficulties I had. I think about my goals for the future and reflect on the past year."
That's just a little taste of the speech he gave. He explained that it was the custom from his country.
Dr. Mom at work. Definitely could have used a few stitches but I worked my magic with some Neosporin and a band aide. It healed up quite nicely.
The Zambians eat Nshima everyday. They love it! If you only have one meal a day, this is the stuff to fill you up, no doubt about it!
These kids were fighting to get in every picture they could. It got pretty crazy when we would try to show them the pictures on the phone. Lots of pushing and shoving but they loved it. We are the entertainment of the day especially in Malawi.
Another baptism today. Theses are our friends Lord and Jacquie Mbambu with their two little girls and twin boys. Jacquie's niece, Bethel, is the one being baptized. Bethel's father, who is not a member, is on the far left.
I just happened to look over and catch this little one looking at her reflection in our bumper. She kept kissing herself over and over. Priceless!
What a life we are living here. Sometimes so difficult and sometimes so rewarding. I hope this gives you just a little taste of life in the Zambia, Lusaka Mission.
"And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive."