This day was beyond what words can describe. The glories of God, nature, and the universe unfolded before our eye. Before even leaving leaving the hotel grounds, we were entertained by frolicking mongoose and a lone giraffe and as we headed down the highway, a group of elephants were seen as we came into the elephant corridor. We went onto the game drive in Botswana, after crossing borders, complete with passport and visa checks.
"Hot and arid the air flowed over us, heading down the road in a Land Rover.
Eyes atune to the trees and shrubs in search of wildlife.
Along the river banks antelope and kudu were found
As well as cape water buffalo, egrets and ducks
Elephants too numerous to count enjoyed bath time in the river.
More sightings of sable antelope, monkeys, mongoose, and glossy starlings.
A final encounter with a lion pride brought tears to my eyes; an emotion stirred in me I cannot explain. Father, mother, a toddler and babies all lounging in the shade of a tree.
The beauty of all god’s creatures in nature as they should be."
The peace and serenity of today was a beautiful ending to our days of giving service and sharing fellowship with the beautiful people of Zambia.