Month: June 2016

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – Thursday

We started our day by visiting Grace Christian Centre, where our team worked last year. When we pulled up, I immediately was filled with happiness. To see what we worked so hard to do being used and loved was amazing. As we walked through the gates, we were greeted by Pastor Banda. I kept walking ...

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – Wednesday

Tonight's blog is brought to you by Lindsay Olesen!  Today was a day spent bringing two cultures together through intentional interaction. The day started off with conversation between our team and Zambians. Our team's eyes were opened to how different, yet how alike our two countries are to one another. Some of our team members ...

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – Tuesday

Today has been very similar to yesterday so far in a work sense - we have continued painting, finishing up the outer walls and classrooms. Today we did the final oil paint coats, which proved to be a bit of a sticky mess at times.  A few quick stories from the day: Before lunch, Jaid ...

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – Monday

Our first day of work has been a success! Not only did we accomplish much, but more importantly, we met many amazing people and had a lot of fun while we were at it! The day began at the Apostolic Christian Church began with a meeting. We were greeted warmly by the 50-60 students who ...

Adventures in Zambia – Sunday

Today has been a day of adventure! A few members of our group woke up early to watch the sunrise while the rest of us slept. We are at the same lodge we stayed at last year - and it is good to be back!  We went to church this morning and were given quite ...

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – We made it!

Hey all!  After many many hours in plane seats, we have finally arrived in Zambia! We nearly missed our connecting flight from Johannesburg, South Africa to Lusaka, Zambia due to being stuck at Dulles for two hours because of weather. We landed in Johannesburg and quite literally started sprinting. There were quite a few other ...

Adventures in Zambia 2.0 – Travel Update!

We have landed safely at Dulles! We are chilling out on the floor by our gate playing games and mentally preparing for being on a plane for most of the day.  So far today, we all made it on time to O'Hare, got through security only minimally scathed (I packed cliff bars in my guitar ...