General pictures – Our People And Their History

During Colonialism, Zambia was a British Crown Colony.  But on October 24, 1964 Zambia (which had been a part of northern Rhodesia) gained her independence.  Her government is most akin to British Parliamentary style government, and there are scheduled elections.  She boasts seven national languages (in addition to English); Nyanja, Bemba, Lozi, Kaonde, Tonga, Lunda, and Luvale.  She also has approximately 73 dialects.  The main languages in the areas in which we work are Lozi, Tonga, and Nyanja.  The most prominent dialect is Toka Leya.  Zambia is approximately the size of Texas in land mass, and has a population of approximately 13 million.  To get a more in-depth view of her, just go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/zambia.

Libuyu sign language class

A mother’s love

mama and baby Libuyu

I just needed a break!

etah

Etah – our heartbreak

Handmade woven mats made of local grasses.

Handmade woven mats made of local grasses.

Wonderful fish from the rivers of Zambia.

Wonderful fish from the rivers of Zambia.

Bagging fresh mealie meal (ground corn) to make nshema.

Bagging fresh mealie meal (ground corn) to make nshema.

A close-up and personal view of the Zambezi.  But watch out for the crocs!

A close-up and personal view of the Zambezi. But watch out for the crocs!

Inseparable best friends.

Inseparable best friends.

Trouble coming!  Dads, you better watch out for the boys!

Trouble coming! Dads, you better watch out for the boys!

His very first Bible!

His very first Bible!

Time for Sunday school.

Time for Sunday school.

Hey! This one isn't afraid of me!

Hey! This one isn’t afraid of me!

I think you're close enough lady!

I think you’re close enough lady!

And my heart just melted!

And my heart just melted!

Church visitation on Saturday morning.

Church visitation on Saturday morning.

Musweetie!  Musweetie!  Who told you guys I had candy?

Musweetie! Musweetie! Who told you guys I had candy?

What do you mean go wash my hands before I eat it?  No way!  Gone in 10 seconds!

What do you mean go wash my hands before I eat it? No way! Gone in 10 seconds!

Love of my heart.  Miss Dianah Siachibaba is NOT sharing with that cat!

Love of my heart. Miss Dianah Siachibaba is NOT sharing with that cat!

Pastor Kalaluka and his precious family.

Pastor Kalaluka and his precious family.

Miss Julia, faithful and fruitful.  Love this lady!

Miss Julia, faithful and fruitful. Love this lady!

Even the children work.

Even the children work.

Making the handwoven mats.

Making the handwoven mats.

Nshema anyone?  Grits, for you Yankees.

Nshema anyone? Grits, for you Yankees.

A hard job.  Hand crushing dried corn into mealie meal to make nshema.

A hard job. Hand crushing dried corn into mealie meal

Carrying their siblings or their own babies?  Could be either one.

Carrying their siblings or their own babies? Could be either one.

Yummy!  Rat is on the menu for supper!

Yummy! Rat is on the menu for supper!

You don't see too many people this age.  Still best friends!

You don’t see too many people this age. Still best friends!

Water time at the village borehole.

Water time at the village borehole.

Little boys the world over are the same....if there is mud, they'll play in it!

Little boys the world over are the same….if there is mud, they’ll play in it!

Still a little nervous around the mzungu (me)

Still a little nervous around the mzungu (me)

Sunday school

Sunday school

Children caring for children.

Children caring for children.

Market time!  We only buy our veggies from the village ladies.

Market time! We only buy our veggies from the village ladies.

 

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