We went to Victoria Falls on Tuesday and a game park on Wednesday. The falls were magnificent and probably the highlight of the trip. I am amazaed that God could create somethign so magnificent and powerful. The thunderous sound of the water rolling over the peak was a sight that will not soon be removed from my memory. Daniel Rushing and I had a monkey walk right beside us and I could have kicked it. I was afraid it was going to gnaw my leg off but thankfully it kept walking. I will upload the video later. We saw some neat animals at the game park and it was an experience being up close and personal with a few.
Today we have been working and there is a bit of a break and we are about to enjoy a nice lunch. The people here are so friendly. Something I learned today…1 out of 5 people die from HIV in Africa. There are a few on the campus who have HIV and it is sad to know that their life will be cut short. The church has slacked in its response to this dreadful disease. We treat souls but often to the neglect of treating people’s bodies. There has to be an answer that Jesus has for the suffering and oppression in the world. I talked to a friend who I am working with whose name is Sidney and he has three girls and a wife and told me he can barely feed them. He looked at me and could see that I have not missed a meal in a while and I felt guilty. The church here in Zambia empowers the natives to live on their own and provide a way to sustian living. They do not give money away! That is what it is all about. Empowering people!
I got to go!