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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hit the ground running

So after about 6 months of being back in the States, I've returned to Zambia.  It feels good to be back.  It's not the same type of feeling like when I was here previously for volunteering or training, when everything felt new and uncharted, it's a feeling of familiarity, relief, and settling in to something I've been prepared for and have been preparing for for a long time.

I got to the base around mid-afternoon and I started right in with the swing of life on the base.  In the morning, I'll join Ciaran in the daily meeting with our workers, I'll be at the weekly staff meeting, and I'll head into town with a few people to run some errands.  There will be plenty to do this week and I'm scheduled to teach the Diesel Mechanics course to the Advanced Missions Training (AMT) students next week.  We also had a special time of worship tonight over at Jake's house which he and his wife and kids moved in to just yesterday.  About 20 of us walked the 500 yards out to his place on the edge of our land and had a beautiful time of refreshing, intimate worship just sitting in the living room with two guys on guitars.

It feels good to be back.

Also, even though I'm in Africa, I still get to watch the NHL playoffs. :)