Trip Start Jun 03, 2010
20Trip End Jul 22, 2010
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We started out for the assembly in
Luansha all dressed up, but the pick-up didn’t want to cooperate.
There had been trouble with the glow plugs before, but this time the
switch was broken. Ronny tried. Then he called Eddie and the two of
them tried. Then we prayed. Then a couple of boys from the lodge we
had stayed at came out to help push. A few more guys from the street
came over laughing to help push, but the truck wouldn’t start.
Finally we pushed the truck back to the lodge and went to find a spot
to sit down. Ronny searched and found a piece of the switch that had
come off and with Eddie holding it to form an arc the engine finally
roared to life.
We all got in and made it over to the assembly in time for the preaching service which was done in English and translated into Bemba. Before the preaching started there was an
announcement requesting that all cell phones be turned off. After the
meeting we met with several Emmaus correctors and a couple of the
elders. One of the correctors asked when the second series of courses
were coming out. He said that students were asking him for them. (In
the system Eddie uses, they currently have 12 courses the students go
through and want to bring in a second series of 12.) Jim challenged
them to seek students from people the assembly to study the courses
and that to encourage and teach by example the Elders should also
take the courses along side the others. Later in the car, Dickson
commented that that exhortation had touched him and when he gets back
to his church he is going to encourage everyone, even the leaders, to
study the Bible with the Emmaus courses.
We made it back to “the best shower
in Zambia” hotel just before dark for a good night’s rest before
heading off to Eastern Zambia.
June 14, 2010
After doing some banking in Lusaka we
headed off to Petokat in the eastern part of Zambia. We said good-buy
to “civilization” and took off down the two lane, tarmac road
where we had our first “bush” toilet experiences.