Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Nomsa was one of the first students from my school to accept Jesus Christ as her savior. She has been attending church regularly ever since. She holds a special place in my heart with her up beat spirit and passion for the Lord. Early this morning I was informed that her mother had passed away. This came as a shock to us all as well as Nomsa. Her mother had left over a month ago to stay with her Uncle in a small village about an hour away from Palapye. Nomsa had little contact with her mother but knew that she was ill. Please pray for her as her life is changing. Pray that this will strengthen her faith as well as be a witness for her lost family members. Nomsa has an older sister who has one child and another on the way. Her grandmother and Aunt also live in Palapye but her father is not present in the family. Please pray that Nomsa will be able to stay in Palapye and continue to grow in closer to God by experiencing His love through this difficult time.

Also please pray for me as I am going to be having surgery the 29th of November around 8am. I am having my tonsils removed at the private hospital in Gaborone. Thanks for all of your prayers and support.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

I had the amazing opportunity to be invited by the Christian Hospitality Network to come stay in a lovely resort at Victoria Falls for three nights. It was amazing and much needed break from the village. The trip up took about nine hours but since there were four of us traveling it did not seem so bad. There were several animals we saw along the way including elephants, ostriches and their babies, families of monkeys, and several birds. Unfortunately one bird did not make it past the car. I was able to go to the market their and barter for some good deals. This should give you a little idea of what the market looked like. There were several sections. The sellers usually ask around 3 times more than what the item is really worth so you have to get them to come down. I think I made some good deals. Here is Victoria FaIt is the longest water fall in the world and goes on and one splitting Zimbabwe and Zambia. A picture does not do it justice. I was also able to go on the bridge that joins the two countries and see someone bungee jump it was breath taking.I had a fabulous time and even got to go white water rafting down the Zambezi river. It was a lot of fun but the hike in and out of the gorge was absolutely dreadful. All in all it was definitely worth it. The thing I enjoyed the most was the running water and the air conditioning it was so nice to have those for a few days. I also appreciate the letters you sent to the organization. They put a little gift on our bed every night. The letters were my favorite and really touched my heart I wasn’t expecting them at all. Thanks so much!

Here we all are.... emily, kelly, myself, and shawna.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Party Time

The star of the costume party was Lula the little traditional mother motswana. Here she is wearing a traditional skirt and top with her baby on her back.


How did Jack Sparrow get to Palapye??

We played several games including four corners, bobbing for apples, and several others. It was a lot of fun and ended in a dance off in which unfortunately I did not win…. I am not so good at traditional dancing but it was a lot of fun to watch. The costume party was the first one that most of the nationals had ever been to so it was interesting and full of surprises.