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Our road at sunset. It’s a few weeks since our last update and that has been because we have been busy, out and about getting to know the projects BMS are partnering with here, in the lovely and sunny Zimbabwe. We have also been getting used to li…

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Our road at sunset.

It’s a few weeks since our last update and that has been because we have been busy, out and about getting to know the projects BMS are partnering with here, in the lovely and sunny Zimbabwe. We have also been getting used to life in Zim; the day-to-day workings of washing, shopping etc. I optimistically wrote in my last entry “we’ve never been so organised with our washing before!” This sudden onslaught of uncharacteristic organisation, sadly didn’t last that long, so between power cuts and gallivanting into the rural areas our stocks of clean undies were getting perilously low. Thankfully I have a wonderful husband who did 4 loads of washing in one go, which meant fetching 18 buckets of water. Thanks Joe.

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Joe fetching the water

We were invited to organise the teambuilding activities for the 50+ new apprentices at Ebenezer. We accepted the challenge and got busy preparing relays, egg drops, wide games and general tomfoolery which hopefully got the new recruits to know each other and work together, as they will be working, studying and living together for the next two years.

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Apprentices doing relays

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Joe preparing a most excellent wide game

Travelling to the more rural projects has also allowed us to see some of the gorgeous scenery, particularly in the Matopos National Park, where several of the projects are based.

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 The Matopos has lots of stunning granite outcrops.

Whilst at Ebenezer we stayed at the farmhouse, which meant a fantastic view in the morning and my new favourite activity, chasing naughty ostriches away from eating the washing!

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I am still waiting to start work and formal language study(first lesson was a bit of joke so looking for a teacher!) but we are certainly keeping busy. The schools are now on their summer break and we praying that our work permits arrive before school starts back in September.

For those of you that like to spend some chatting to God, thank Him for this amazing country and for helping us settle in.

Thanks for reading 

Lois