Though we were only in Malawi for a short two and a half weeks, my experiences there impacted me eternally. It was absolutely life changing to be among Malawi’s great people and to witness their humble way of life. In the two weeks since coming home, I have thought continually about my African “brothers and sisters” and what I learned from their examples.
We write to you from the beautiful Indian Ocean town of Mombasa at a lovely seaside resort carefully picked for us by our team leaders. Here the team has finally had some extended time for rest, relaxation and integration of their experience so far. Up to now the pace has been very hectic with changes occurring regularly to schedules broken by traffic, delays and typical African circumstances. Two days of rest feels like a week and we are all so grateful. We also have wi-fi, a wonderful bonus and many families and friends have been able to hear first hand from loved ones because of it.
Many thanks to Julius, our new brave warrior friend, survivor of lion attack and rather severe burns to his body as a child, no trace of self-pity or self consciousness in him!