Zambia 2017 - Day 9
This morning we were greeted with a grey sky, and humid air. We all wandered into the dining hall for breakfast before we began the days adventure. Today the team was not scheduled for a typical class. For this class we would be lecturing the grand “Poobahs” (a Lindaism for the boss men/women). Leonard met us after breakfast to take us to the Sunset Drive-In Guest House. Team loading up! The meeting place was no longer than 10 minuets away from the lodge. We were met with questioning eyes and a few whispers floated around the room. Melissa and Linda began introductions, as well as providing some background on the HBB program. After talking to the crowd for a bit, everyone was separated into groups to work through some of the teachings. We did not treat these men and women as students because we did not wish to cause any kind of offense. They were very receptive of the program and really seemed to enjoy working through some of the skills. We all settled back into our seats to act out one of the skits. They really enjoyed the skit, and the whole room seemed to buzz with a positive energy! Again we established groups and everyone got a chance to work through a scenario. Melissa claimed that this lecture was probably the most fun they would have all day, I have to agree. We ended the class by donating delivery kits to each clinic along with a neonatal Natalie to the local hospital. The point of it all was to encourage HBB training at the surrounding districts in Zambezi. All of the administrators seemed to genuinely be on board with the idea. We had to take them by their word that they would continue the training. Once the lecture had finished the team headed back to the lodge. We had an awkward amount of time from when we had to leave Zambezi for the Lusaka airport. It was decided that we would all hang out at the lodge until it was time to depart. Some played cards, some read, and some found other forms of entertainment. Finally the time came for the team to load up and settle in for an all night buds ride. It was not the most ideal sleeping situation, but I am thankful for Mooba’s incredible driving skills. He got us their safely and in one piece. I am thankful the adventure that God has gifted us with and feeling extremely blessed to have shared this experience with such amazing people.
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