The Struggle

Have you ever tried to imagine Africa?The Dirt roads,the mud huts,the hot sun,and the dark people.Well if this is what you imagined are are right and wrong.Where I live in Africa Which is Nyangwena Zambia you are right.The sun shines over heat and makes the air hot,the people are dark and it is very dusty.One thing is I live in a simple brick house and the people around me live in a mud hut with a grass roof.All the roads that lead from my house to the school we work at are dirt.You are also wrong though because we live in the bush.In the city which is an hour away there are paved roads nice buildings and internal people.Dot get me wrong though the roads are filled with pot holes ,police checks,and crazy drivers.Also the buildings are not like Walmart or Target.Living in Zambia is so unique and hard all at the same time.When you walk into a room or through a door the same thought run through your head each time,is there going to be a rat or a snake? Yes everywhere you turn something is crawling weather it be a snake,rat,spider,millipede,cockroach,scorpion,or some other strange bug that you have no clue what it is but is probably poisonous.You always have to be very careful because you could run out of propane if you leave the stove on for too long or leave the fridge open.You could run out of water just because you took a five minute shower instead of a three minute one.You could run out of power either because there wasn’t enough sun to build up the solar or because you left your light on too long.Its the little things here that make a big difference.Have you ever looked out your window and you see a big cow with horns the size of you just staring.Have you ever seen a chicken in your window looking at you as you wake up.i certainly never thought I would.Yet here i am in 100 degree weather living the amazing life I never thought I would be living.God has called me to amazing things and adventures.



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