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Day 29: Sara Joy

A month ago we went to Lusaka. On our way we stoped at the ‘Fig tree,’ which is a restaurant. They sell ham, bacon, French toast, pancakes, and other stuff like that. We ate breakfast there. And then we stoped at a book store. We kept on driving. We had planed to stay at a flat for 2 nights. When we got the the city Lusaka we wanted to go to the mall to get food. Although some of us were more exited to got to the game park we had planed than hungry. After we had gotten enough food we started our way to the game park. At first we did not think we would see anything. When we got to the visitor center Dad got somebody to drive us around on a safari truck, because our car was not anything close to being fit for the “road.”  The driver of the safari truck took us to the water hole and he said that was where the giraffes usually were seen ,but we did not see any there. Then he took us down another road, and that was where we saw the giraffe. It was like being at a zoo but in the cage with the animal! We did not see anything else. This game park was more of a place for the animals to be comfortable then for us to see them, which is why we saw more at Nsobe. After that we went to a thai restaurant. It was the first time I had tasted thai food, I liked it. Once we were finished eating we went to our flat to sleep. The next was sunday so we went to our pastor’s old church. On we went back to Kitwe, but on our way we stopped to get a guitar for Anna. We also got buckets. I did not know at the time what the buckets were for but I did not really care. Unfortunately the guitar store was closed for a holiday. They have a lot of those here. Dad called another store to try to find one that was open and he did. Before we left dad went to a food store to get a couple other things we needed. Mommy and the kids did a bit more shopping and then went back to the car with the food we had bought.

When I opened the door to get in I thought I had made the mistake of opening the wrong door. Dad was smiling at me and I realized that there was no mistake. We had gotten puppies! (they were in the buckets we had bought) The drive form the mall to the other guitar  shop was the most chaotic car ride I have ever experienced. 8 people and 4 puppies do not fit well in a mini van. The extra person was because we didn’t know how to get to the guitar store (and dad couldn’t understand the persons directions). So someone who worked at the store came to where we were and helped us get there. The extra 2 puppies were because dad offered to deliver them when he heard that they were suppose to go on a bus, and did not want them to have that stressful experience. Anna and dad went in to the store along with the guy. An hour away from home we dropped off one of the puppies to its new home but could not find the other owner. It was extremely late so that night the extra puppy slept with us. We put them all in Matthew’s room because we did not have any crates. The next day we delivered the other puppy, and now we have 2 very loyal and play full German Shepherds. 

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  1. Matthew, Anna, Lydia, and Sara Joy, I’m so glad that you all shared your experiences and thoughts on this blog. I’ve never been to Africa so I found everything you all wrote very interesting. (I’ve read every one of your blog entries… and I love how each of you have your own style and focus in your writing.) I’m kicking myself right now — not literally — because a few days ago in reading an entry I thought of a good question and now I can’t remember it. Oh heck! If I think of it, I’ll write again. Even though the 30 days is over, I hope you all will keep adding to this blog. In closing, I will share the Luther quote that Matthew so kindly typed (from memory!) into my iPhone when you all were visiting our church when your dad brought our teaching. May the Lord bless you all in Africa!

    “This life therefore is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health, but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished, but it is going on, this is not the end, but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.”

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