"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Busy Week

As usual, this week looks to be very busy! This is the last full week before the first US “advance” team comes, so there is a lot of grooming things we’d like to do. We still have another month after that before the regular summer teams come but there is still plenty we want that first team to see when they drive up!
We got stopped bringing Brian’s parents to the airport because our vehicle inspection sticker had expired. We got inspected in November, but due to timing issues and more and more papers and places to go, we haven’t changed the vehicle ownership. The mum let us go because the inspection was current, but she said we need to get our papers done. So we need to get into town this week and do that. We have to go to the Revenue House first, where we will probably have to pay 16% tax on the vehicle because we don’t pay Zambian income tax because we are not paid from anyone in Zambia. Then we go to Road Traffic again and wait in line to get the registration changed. Brian’s license should also be in this week (so they say), and I need to do my road test, but I think I still have 30 or 60 days to do that.
We also need to pick up the red bus from the mechanic, hoping it is done this week! The rest of the students come back Wednesday, and there are still more supplies to get for this advance group. They have been out of the lumbar that we need every time we’ve been in, so hopefully this time, or we have to go to the open market to get it.
Brian also has the Shop to finish cleaning up. He started going through rooms awhile back but hasn’t been able to get back to finish sorting, putting back, and doing inventory. The students will be helping get things cleaned up and cabins ready and working on the sunflower patches.
So again, PLEASE PRAY FOR US and all that needs to be done-for the order to do it and not to run ourselves ragged trying, and to BE OKAY WITH NOT EVERYTHING GETTING DONE!.

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