Saturday, January 23, 2010

Preparing for Zambia...

Although many of you know, I have not made the official blog announcement that Josh and I will be spending 8 weeks in Zambia this summer with Family Legacy! We are beyond thrilled and can't wait to get there, God willing! We are scheduled to leave on May 15th and will return on July 8th. I'm taking a 2 month leave from my job, thanks to my amazing boss who has supported Josh and I through this decision 100%...thank you MF! Family Legacy will ship 4 large containers (via ocean liner) to Zambia at the beginning on February with a ton of supplies for the summer. It takes approximately 3 months for everything to arrive in Lusaka. Since Josh and I will be there for 8 weeks this summer, we get to send a few boxes on the containers with some of our personal things like bedding, towels, toiletries and non-perishable foods. We gathered everything we wanted to ship to Zambia throughout the week and boxed it all up Thursday night so Josh could take it to the Family Legacy office on Friday. They will be working around the clock over the next week to load all of the containers.

Please pray that everything arrives safe and sound...

We decided to ship Kaci and Chloe to Zambia too!

All packed up and ready to go...

See you in 4 months!!

There are a ton of projects to complete for Camp LIFE before the containers ship. Some of our amazing small group friends came over this morning to help Josh and I sort all of the alphabet beads that the Zambian kids will use to make name necklaces at Camp LIFE. Lindsay, Josh and Scott taking inventory to make sure we had the right amount of each letter....

Matt and Lindsay unpacking all of the beads...

Hard at work...thanks so much for helping!!


We can't wait to get to Zambia!! Come join us....it's not too late to sign up for Camp LIFE!

5 comments:

Jenn Michael said...

We will be praying for your trip Mindy!

Dreamer said...

So excited about your trip, Mindy! I will be praying for you guys! I'm going back to Uganda this summer and Sean will get to go with me this time. I'm soooo excited and soooo ready to go back!

texasknights said...

Andrew said he saw questionable items in some of those boxes. ANy barking boxes WILL be removed from the container. He thought they felt a little heavy......

penny lane designs said...

Hope Chuck and Chloe make it safely!

Juan Carlos Pacheco said...

That's sounds great! I never thought about me travelling to Zambia. I must to put it in my future travel list.