Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Last week was full of visits with friends as I wrap up my time in Zambia.

This little cutie was a baby last November when I flew back to Michigan for a visit. This year, she's running, dancing, chatting...

What a privilege to spend a couple hours visiting Pastor Habeenzu and family last week. Since we live an hour away, visits are too few. And since I'm moving soon, the visits will be even fewer :(

Chichi shocked her parents when she warmed up to me quickly (usually she won't even remain in the same room with a visitor), even sitting on my lap, eating from my plate, and crying when I left! 
What a cheery highlight of my week.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Rural Phones

(not the first time I've seen messages about phones written on the walls of rural church buildings)

this photo is looking toward the front of the building
(the Phone message is up on the right corner of the wall)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Macha Water Tower (take II)

Last Saturday, our friend Chris escorted us up the Macha water tower again.

What a lovely view.

the climb is straight UP

from below

Friday, October 17, 2014

Chopped-Locks (or... Sara's Saloon*)

Sara played hairdresser the other day when Kate wanted a bob.

*sometimes beauty supply and hair-care shops are called "saloons" here... 
cracks me up.every time.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Bush fires are ever so popular here in Zambia… but this one got a little close to our Nahumba home last week.

There was some evening excitement as we hauled buckets of water and neighbors beat large branches to squelch the flames. In the end, all the buildings, power lines, huge trees, animals, and people were secured from the blaze :).

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

She's two now, and...

...I think she's super cute.

Two years ago Heather and I landed in Zambia and began our Nahumba adventures. 
A couple days after we arrived, the Wingerts introduced us to their close friends who recently had a baby. 

I’m a baby fan… and this little one was just three weeks old! 
What a delight. 

It’s been a privilege to be a {white} auntie to these little ones for the past two years.

Benita chewing on a chicken bone...

We had a fun birthday party.

love this shot...
she was NOT happy about the candles!

What a fun family!

another favorite shot from the day

Monday, October 13, 2014

For Heather

These fellows were our Wonderbake servers last year; they stopped by for a good-bye visit last week. This time, I prepared coffee for them instead of vice versa :)