I have now been in Mwanza, Tanzania for one month, but it certainly seems like I have been here much longer! In a good way! Things move at so much more slowly a pace here so one day seems like two! Here are a few of the things that I have accomplished thus far:
|Visiting Living Waters School; Jeanne, Jan and Me|
2. Got well-acquainted with traveling in local ‘mini-van’ buses with seats for 12 (but that’s only a suggestion—you can really fit at least 25!). Always began with a 10-minute walk in the dust to the bus stop, then off of one bus and onto the next one—for an almost two hour ride to church or anywhere else! Adventure is just not a strong enough word!! Feet are always so pretty when I get home!
|Dusty roads=dirty feet!|
|I prefer to ride in the "Jesus" bus!|
4. Got a TZ “Driving Licence” (took 2 days and over 8 hours--literally 14 trips around the block, up and down stairs, between 5 places carrying my little papers; “formalities” they said)! Louisiana DMV—way too easy!
|I'm legal!! At least to drive!!|
|View from my living room|
|Neighbors taking baths, washing clothes|
|Entering the Market--do YOU see a parking place?|
|Rehema and Me|
7. Got my rental Toyota Rav 4 and re-learned to drive on the other side of the car and the other side of the road (British style)! Keep the wheel in the center of the road, watch for crazy drivers and people all over the road and nobody gets hurt—pray, pray, pray!
|Toyota Rav 4--with steering wheel on the right!|
|Jackie, Respiquce and Paschal having Mexican!|
8. And certainly spent much time feeding, having fun with and getting fully reacquainted with my kids Jackie, Veronica, Respiquce and Paschal. Veronica is in Engineering College an hour away, so we only get to see her on weekends. Respiquce left today to return to Teacher’s College. Jackie is praying about which courses to take in the local Nursing College in September: pharmacy, doctor’s assistant or midwifery. Paschal is waiting to see what university he will get accepted to for Law School (College and university are not the same thing here; colleges are vocational/technical and only universities award degrees).
|Me, Veronica and Jackie|
Know that the kids and I are praying for you, too! We are so grateful to those of you who are continuing to support my ministry financially! I simply would not be here without you! If you are not a financial supporter but believe God is leading you to become one, please let me know! I will send you the information that you and FirstWest (First Baptist Church, West Monroe) need to ensure that your contribution is tax deductible (electronic funds transfer/automatic withdrawal is also available).
Thank you!! God bless you and your families!! And come see what God is doing in Mwanza to Transform Tanzania!! Much love, Kay & The Kids
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