Sunday, June 17, 2012

Nothing in Africa moves Fast!!!

See how slow things move.  Even a hair cut takes a long time especially when you are almost done and the power goes out.  Just could not resist sharing ...

Yes, I confess it really does get cold in the Congo. Working in a cement house with no heat source you will do what needs to be done to keep warm.  I have wrapped up in a blanket. 

On December 15, 2011 our Area Initiative for Notre Dame Du Travail was approved in South Africa.  On June 15, 2012, we were loading up all the sewing items to take to the school for a small ceremony.  Oh, Happy Day!!!!!!
In the back of the truck is John.  He works for our landlords and is wonderful.  Bob, likes to give him a little something when he helps us, but before we even asked him to help us he told us, "No pay I am doing this for God".  That is the general attitude here. Very spiritual people.  At least 80% of them believe in a high power and take it very seriously when it comes time to give thanks for their blessings.

As you can see we are packed to the very top.  Lots of fabric.

This was my favorite donation.  Three small dictionaries English to French and one very large French to English.  The English teacher was very happy to receive these.

The Navy and White fabric you see will be used to make uniforms for the school to sell so they can purchase more fabric.  The gold fabric and pink are satin for making dresses to sell.

These are my two protectors.  Flavien and Elder Bowers never let me go anywhere without them.  It makes me nuts!!!

There are Truths.  One Truth you can all count on is that my Hair will be GRAY when we return.  I have a little skunk strip right in front.  So be ready!

Mrs. Mbuyi Ndaya and one of her students gave me these lovely flowers after the program was over.  I have them on the table in our flat.

Scissors, two different kinds and lots and lots of Thread.

Our budget allowed for 13 sewing machines with tables.

These are two pictures of the students.  They came to the little ceremony and loved seeing all the new equipment.

This is Madam and her husband.  They love having pictures taken with a white face.  She was so grateful for everything.  We had lots of tears when we left.

It was a wonderful day.  It was a long time coming. We are just grateful the day did arrive and we were there to experience it.  We see our Heavenly Father's hand in all we do.  We have witnessed many tender mercies in this great land.  I can truly say I left my heart in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love it! Another great experience down for the record books. But in all fairness, Bob you really need to come home with your little hair strip in the back, and then Wendy, you can have your color strip in the front. Ha! You really look beautiful Wendy! And Bob you have such a great smile that is always captured so well in pictures. Loved the update!