Wow, we cannot believe that the end of the month is here! It’s been an incredible month and it is very bittersweet to say goodbye to the country and people we love so much. We have experienced and learned lessons that we will never forget. Thank you to everyone who supports Arise Africa; whether it’s through the child sponsorship program or other ways, we have gotten to see firsthand the impact Arise is making here in Zambia. We have seen God work in powerful ways and have experienced His abundant faithfulness during our time here. As this is our last blog post, here are a couple of lists that we wanted to pass on to our favorite audience!
Funniest moments of the month:
-Paying our security guard, Remi, to fill up water balloons for bible camp
-When Ellen and Hailey lost a bet and had to go across the cold pool in a raft
-Laine telling a little boy she likes his pants… which means underwear in Africa… oops!
-Eating the entire supply of guacamole at Taco Hut
-Successfully putting all 5 interns in hammocks in one tree
-Hailey touching the electric fence
Things the 2015 Interns should do to prepare:
-Learn how to text on a Nokia 80’s phone
-Accept taking cold showers
-Start liking Coke
-Accept limited resources in the grocery stores
-Don’t bother bringing a watch, you’re on Zambian time
-Hope you like eggs…
-To prepare for your first mini bus experience
a. don’t shower for a week
b. cram yourself in a cardboard box
c. blast reggae
-Find the dullest knife you can and start cutting vegetables with it
-Start stirring cement to get used to stirring nshima
-Get used to turning down marriage proposals
-When someone tells you the price of something immediately start bargaining from half that price
-DON’T IGNORE ALISSA’S EMAILS ABOUT WINTER WEATHER. IT IS REAL.
-Avoid eye contact with homeless men at your car window
-Download the sound of a rooster and listen to it every hour of the day
-Look up the word “muzungu”…. that’s your new name
Thank you so much for all of your prayers! In the wise words of one of our favorite movies, aka Frozen: “OKaaaayyy bye”.
The Summer 2014 Interns