Monthly Archives: May 2015

  • It was a week of challenges. Another volunteer and I were working with a Zambian Field Officer and installation crew in Zambia’s Eastern Province. The main road toward Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, theoretically paved, was carpeted with 6-10 inch deep craters, forcing us to drive on one or the other shoulder, or slow to walking speed […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • Deep within the heart of Africa lies a country whose people are calm and gentle, gracious and appreciative. They are, as many travel books would say, “the kindest people on earth.” To work with the Malawian people was indeed an honor and privilege, for many reasons, but most especially, because they made me feel like […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • The MMM team trip to Malawi was a dream of several years. I didn’t know what to expect, but found it meaningful, contributing, and rewarding. Many experiences stand out in my mind: the filth of the old holes upon which the people had been dependent for their lifetime; the utter joy of the people with […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • Tom and I were part of Team 1 during September and early October, working in wonderful Zambia—wonderful people!  Now that we are back home, I don’t miss sleeping under mosquito nets, or driving on “roads” that are really paths (or less). But I certainly miss the babies in Zambia– hundreds of babies.  Those babies are […]

    CONTINUE READING
  • The truck bounced out of Nkhamenya and into the Malawian countryside with a fixed purpose. Meanwhile, conversation inside the cab bounced aimlessly. Three of us sat shoulder to shoulder: I drove and my Field Officer and Supervisor shared the oversized passenger seat to my left. Despite our sitting so closely together, communication was difficult as […]

    CONTINUE READING