Monthly Archives: July 2011

Exotic Animals

  Saw this bird in a tree the other day.  Amazing colors, eh?  God was very creative when He created African animals, for sure!!  I also saw a lioness with seven cubs, a really angry looking buffalo and some mischievous … Continue reading

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Midnight Calculus Sessions!!

I was working on Calculus with a 12th grade student (Zandile) until 12:30am last night!  When I saw her at her school this morning, she was so proud and excited to say that she had gotten all the problems right … Continue reading

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Food parcel

We got a chance to take a food parcel to a family last night that literally had not had any food in 4 days!  One of the teenage girls in the family is in a program that provides her with … Continue reading

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African Sunset

Just thought I’d leave you a quick picture of the gorgeous sunsets over here. Sleep well, or as they’d say in Siswati….lala gashle (spelled kinda phoenetically) Amy

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Math Workshop

I spent a couple hours today meeting with math teachers at a rural school nearby.  We discussed topics that were difficult for them to present or that were difficult for their students to understand.  I’m going to research some ideas … Continue reading

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Village Visit

Heather and I spent the night in one of the villages last night visiting with our friend Agreeneth (with Heather in the first picture).  We had a great time with her family. African families are very communal and several generations … Continue reading

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Look Mom….no clothes dryer!!!

I actually washed our laundry and hung it on the line!  Many of you never thought I be doing that, huh?  I’m learning so many new things over here 🙂 Amy

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University visits!!!

We got the chance the other day to take Zandile (a 12-grader and the oldest student of the group of orphans that we’re working with over here) to visit a University about an hour away.  Zandile (pronounced Zan-dee-lay) has good … Continue reading

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Rhino dung….

When you find this pile of “you know what” right outside your camp in the morning, you know you’ve had some rhinos visiting your campsite during the night.  Thankfully they didn’t get into any of the food….LOL!!

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Math Tutoring

I’ve had several opportunities to tutor some high school students in math (“maths” as they call it over here).  Their work ethic is astounding!  They have clamored for one-on-one time with me, going over problems they don’t understand.  This is … Continue reading

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