Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Road Trip

We spent last weekend traveling with Mark and Michele Broadway to Fort Worth and then on to Russellville, Arkansas. Our first stop on Friday night was the graduation ceremony at Fort Worth Christian High School, where we were proud to watch Daniel Calder recognized. Daniel is the son of Rod and Sue Calder who run the Seven Fountains orphanage adjacent to Namwianga. Daniel came to the US in January to live with hosts David and Karan Bridgwater and to spend a semester studying at Fort Worth Christian and experiencing life in America. Daniel seems to have had a great time and has had some wonderful experiences. The Bridgwaters, veterans of many Zambia Medical Missions, hosted a brunch for Daniel on Saturday morning where we got to visit with Ellie Hamby. Ellie is headed to Zambia this week, so we sent letters, instructions, and packages with her to deliver at Namwianga.

Then on Saturday afternoon we traveled to Russellville, a beautiful town in northwestern Arkansas. The West Side congregation supports several ministries at Namwianga, including the orphanage, the sponsorship program, and the bicycle evangelists. They were having a Mission Emphasis Sunday and invited David to preach on Sunday morning about the work at Namwianga. It was a joy to connect with several who have been to Namwianga in the past and to meet many new people who share a love for the work in Zambia.

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