From Trish Duncan
Today is the 6th day since we left home to come to Africa and the 2nd day going out in the bush. It took a long time to get here, but it has been worth it.
We went to Chitambo Village today and Suzanne and I stood in the center of there market and played the guitar and sang. The people were little shy at first but began to warm up quickly. We sang some children’s songs with motions and they played along laughing. They had big beautiful smiles and seemed so happy we were here.
Before leaving we wanted to give candy to the children. Our friend Rev. Royd told them to get in a line so we could hand it out. They formed a line but it soon fell apart. We were surrounded by children and some adults with there arms outstretched and asking for “sweetie”. They rarely, if ever, taste sugar. I can only imagine how it would feel to taste a sweet piece of bubble gum or peppermint if I had never had it before! I’m thankful for the blessings I received from them today.
We also visited the Chitambo hospital yesterday and today. We took a gift bag today to an expectant mother that had just given birth to twins, a boy and a girl. The infants were wrapped in blankets lying in cot-like bed with the mother. That may give some idea of the condition of their hospital. They do the best they can with what they have, which is very very little. Please pray for them.