Thursday, April 30, 2015

Busy Week!

This is the last week before school starts back, and it has turned into a busy week!

First, we said goodbye to our team and the Garrett family - our kids were so sad!

Caedmon & Peyton

Reagan, Sidney, & Cambree

On Tuesday, we hosted all of the boys for a sleepover at our house - there were LOTS of boys at our house!! Muchoni, Misheck, Francis, Ben, Phillip, Mweene, Joseph, Kefbert, Terry, Emmanuel, Mapalo, Caedmon, & Cason!!

A random dance party in the middle of our living room

Aaahhh!!! It was too loud for Mama & Cason!!

On Wednesday, we began babysitting Baby Emma for 2 days while Mama Liz went to Gwembe - it was fun/crazy/exhausting having a baby in the house again, but our 3 kids sure did love it!!

She smiles whenever Caedmon, Cambree, or Cason are around!

Meanwhile, Emma's twin hangs out with Mama Loveness in the Luyando house

A throwback to our field trip - me holding Emma and watching Cason ride a horse

Malilwe - this girl ALWAYS makes me smile!!

Today, power was out from 8am to 5pm, and we all got a little bored! I decided to work on the SEVEN "cakes" that have to be made for Tuesday's May Birthday Party! Cinnamon bread, cocoa bread, brownies, cookie cake, two round cakes, and coconut chess pie - whew!

Tonight, it is the girls' turn for a sleepover! Sisi, Cynthia, Kelitah, Glory, Gertrude, Christina, Axer, Malilwe, Lulu, Laurie, Luse (Protashow's daughter - a visiting friend), and Cambree!

Tomorrow is Friday! I plan to spend the morning in my classroom so I am ready for school next week! 96 days until furlough - only 2 months until my 3 kids leave for the USA!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Celebration Team Pics

This past week we hosted a team from Celebration Church in Hoschton, Georgia. These 3 staff members and one random guy they found on the side of the road (haha) came to New Day on a "vision trip" - basically seeing what is going at New Day and the surrounding area and seeing if this might be something their church wants to partner in. They left this morning with the Garrett family to conclude their trip with a safari and trip to Vic Falls. I am grateful to Jeremy who left me these pics that he took all week - enjoy!

The team - Mike, Angie, Dayna, & Jeremy

Axer & Christina showing off their beds

Dayna & Prince watching some kickball

Dayna & Terry

A workday - digging riversand for the church slab

A fierce game of kickball!

Lulu, Prince, & Terry show off their new clothes the team brought!

Our sweet Lulu

Mulenga's son, Mapalo

Pastor Mike

A view from the tank stand of the classroom block under construction

Our preschool class


The New Day sponsor board

Our boys show off the new jackets the team brought!

The girls' new dresses!

Terry, Prince, & Mapalo



More of the boys in their new jackets

An awesome butterfly they found!

Christina and Baby Justin

Our gorgeous Christina

Visiting Mapanza Clinic

Four pretty girls

They love new clothes!

Visiting Kabanga Basic School - a typical classroom

Pastor Mike and Pastor Maxwell

A Village Bible study

This team spent a lot of time walking in the bush!!

Cows towing a car...seriously!!


A visit to Children's Nest Orphanage in Choma

A tough soccer game

Oh this picture...this little boy is gathering the leftover food from Kids Club from the ground to take home...

Singing at Kids Club

Mike with Francis & Joseph

One of my favorite Kids Club girls - Precious

We are grateful for new friendships and look forward to seeing how God will use Celebration & New Day together in the future to reach His kingdom!