|Kathy & Sue Bolthouse get the back seat for the flight to Macha|
Today, Saturday July 6th, we can say, “Now we are totally God-dependent”! You see for the past 2 days we have followed Gil and Ronda, and Sue Bolthouse around MICS getting a crash course on how to run a school in the Zambian bush!
We’ve taken lots of notes, been introduced to many of the staff and students, looked at projects and tasks and now we begin the real work. We have no one to rely on but God; and we feel confident in that. God brought us here and He will see us through.
|We arrived to an all-school reception with singing and flags waving!|
|MICS boys soccer team; jerseys compliments of St. Roses in Breese, IL.|
|"Divide" (#42) is congratulated for his game winning goal!|
|Ouch! Can't imagine playing barefoot! What could happen if we collected used cleats for the boys and girls of MICS?|
|Besides soccer, the girls played a game of net ball. Much like basketball but without the dribbling.|
|Whether soccer or net ball, when a goal is scored the spectators rush the field and dance in celebration!|
|Gil hands over the master set of keys to all the buildings.|
Early this morning we took Joel & Sue Bolthouse and the Krauses’ to the airstrip for their departure. (Joel is our pilot, and Sue often comes to Macha to help the Krauses) The Bolthouses have gone back to their work in Lusaka at Flying Mission. The Krauses flew directly from Macha to Lusaka International Airport, then on to London and ultimately Chicago-Milwaukee.
|Bolthouses & Krauses wait for the first crack of dawn for take off!|
On Tuesday the Krauses will begin receiving medical attention while resting & getting caught up with their family and friends. This is a badly needed time of rest and rejuvenation before they return to Macha in September to start the third and final term of the 2013 school year.
|The suns peeks over the horizon and they're off!|
|Drove by the Macha police station.|
This afternoon we took a ride around Macha before we were to pick up the boarding kids from choir practice at the church.
We figured out which roads were the best choice; road conditions can change since they are not paved.
|Saw these two boys "driving" their cars down the road.|
Something really interesting to us has been watching God use our spiritual gifts (yours and ours collectively). On Sunday, while at Valleybrook Church, we had three different individuals speak a word of prophecy over us. One of those gave very vivid imagery. We have received confirmation of those messages. We have received messages from a few of you who have stated that God has placed us on your hearts and you are praying. Some even telling us that God woke you up to pray on our behalf. Again, thank you for partnering with us in such a vital way.
Now that we are off and running, we feel that we’ll be more consistent in updating what is happening here. We thought we’d post photos of what we’ve been up to, to give you a visual picture of our experiences.
Hitting the ground running,
Kathy & Greg