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Hello from Zambia

Hello from Zambia

Hello from Zambia. We are working on two buildings here in Ndola and the team is making great progress. The footer on the ablution block is already down to our shoulders in most places. On Sat evening the team enjoyed some group games for fun night. Even though we couldn’t leave the base on Sunday we were able to do our own small service and it gave us a chance to work on our team presentation. We caught up on versus on Sunday afternoon and enjoyed quizzing with quite a few getting their first quiz-
out!
Here is some reports from the team: 

Deonte C. “Ndola is great! I am enjoying the cold of the morning and the heat of the afternoon. The work is great. I really enjoy learning about the soil of Zambia. The people here sing so good it is breath taking. 
Fanchesca M. “ today is the Fourth of July and I am reminded of home and what my family is doing on this special holiday all the way over in America. Amongst the homesick feelings I was reminded of my family of brothers and sisters in Christ surrounding me. Because of them every day of this week has been filled with laughter and an attitude of perseverance and hard work as we start off the first week of our work project. The Teen Missions base we’re staying at here and Zambia is a nice change of setting from camping at Boot Camp one of the reasons is, we have running water and bunkbeds! I was able to take a shower yesterday without a bucket! The weather is perfect and the people here are all so kind and welcoming. Today we had our first practice quiz off, and I’m excited to see how much we progress as a team for debrief. 
Psalm 90:17 
“ and let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.“

Excited to be together!!!

Our team of 12 girls and 12 guys all arrived by Saturday evening. From the beginning, the team seems to be working together and enjoying each other's company. On Orientation Sunday we learned more about what is to be expected over the next two weeks of Boot Camp. Monday was our first day of actual training. Our team enjoyed learning how to mix concrete and lay blocks and were able to get some evangelism training in drama and music classes.

Growing Stronger Every Day

One of our highlights happened first thing this morning (Wednesday) when we ran the Obstacle Course. The last obstacle that we do as a team is the Wall. It is a 12-foot wall that is completely flat on the front. It takes the entire team to boost and pull each teen over the wall. morning the team celebrated as they got 12 over. It is exciting to see them growing closer together and learning to work as a team.

Awesome Weekend at Boot Camp!

On Saturday, our team had a normal training day of classes. We continued with music class and began our new classes in Advanced Evangelism (learning how to share God's Word) and Puppets (learning how to share God's love through puppets).

Greetings! Wonderfully Blessed

Following our original itineraries 19 of our team safely arrived in Washington Dulles and we are blessed by a host of believers in the area,...

Team Zambia arrived safely this afternoon with all of our bags!

Team Zambia arrived safely this afternoon with all of our bags!

Hello from Zambia!

Hello from Zambia, we’ve been here a few days and are getting used to the time change. After a long night of rest the team got to get a tour around the Ndola base and see the BMW projects and gardens.

Laying a Solid Foundation

Hello from team Zambia!

We have been making great progress on the work site. We are digging a foundation and will be able to pour concrete after the inspector comes.

Zambia team is excited to report that we are all safe and healthy!

Zambia team is excited to report that we are all safe and healthy!
Tomorrow we are planning our first trip into town since our arrival. The team is excited! We are also looking forward to our first close interaction with the staff and students here at the Zambia base.

Growing Closer

Team Zambia Has completed pouring the concrete foundation and is now laying the blocks back up to grade. Gabby, Jack, Josiah,Kenai, Jen, Lacey, Izzy, Mari, and Franshesca, have all layed block, putting their training to good use . Peter, Joel, Albie, Samara, Grace, Jonathan and Joseph have worked on mortar and concrete mixing. The trenches on the larger building are getting closer to completion as well.