Today, I would like to show you the farm where I stayed while in Zambia.
Like most farms in the area, this farm is back a long lane and across the "dambo" (an area that fills with water during the rainy season and used as a water supply the rest of the year).
I stayed with this family of Afrikaans farmers.
They attend Independent Baptist Church in Kabwe.
|The back of the house|
|The room where I slept|
Every night I slept under a mosquito net.
Even though the net is made of mesh, it gets quite hot and very hard to sleep under one.
The farm has a number of fruit trees & bushes.
They have mangos, papaya, guava, pineapple, pomegranate, grapes, bananas,...
The farmer's wife dries any excess fruit.
She also makes butter & yogurt with the excess milk.
|Homemade butter - yum!!!|
Marion and I became like sisters.
She was truly as Anne of Green Gables says, "a kindred spirit".
|Gate to the farm|
Marion has over 100 sheep. She raises them for a profit.
Many lambs were born while I stayed there.
I loved being on the farm and would tromp out through the sheepfold and fields.
On the second week, the farmers came home from the store with a pair of muck boots for me!
That was so precious that they thought about me
and wanted to make me feel a part of the family.
This farm has between 15-20 cows.
|Everyday the foreman delivers milk to homes nearby on this bicycle.|
I greatly enjoyed living on the farm in Zambia.
I enjoyed the godly fellowship.
I enjoyed the busyness of farm living.
I enjoyed feeling at home & like family.
After surrendering to serve the Lord in Zambia,
one of my prayer requests was about housing.
Between me & the Lord, I asked Him to provide a place for me
to live on a farm and specifically near this family.
A few weeks ago, I got word that they found a place for me to live.
The Lord gave me the desire of my heart and has allowed me to live on this same farm!!!
I am so excited to get to my home there, to teach children, share the Gospel,
disciple the saved, and also to be with my Afrikaans family.