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African sky

I'm writing this in the eerie light of Monday afternoon - anyone else noticed the yellow-tinged sky? I'm reliably informed (thanks Jake!) that the high winds are picking up dust particles from Liberia and North Africa, turning our sky a yellowish colour and definitely giving off an unusual atmosphere! Kind of intriguing too, as we are about to leave for a 10 day trip to Zambia this evening! We're flying overnight, and when we get there temperatures are high 90s - I have no idea how I'm going to cope with that at all...so I'm not even thinking about it right now! 
We'll stay a few days in Lusaka, visiting Sam and Hannah Fairs-Billam and their girls;  and Tehila, the charity they run, Then it's a 5 hour journey North to reconnect with the pastors and families in Serenje, and visit the Dormitory to meet the girls. 
Please do pray for us - safety and good health, pray for our families, pray that everywhere we go we take people up in their lift! (If like me you…

A Trip to the Dentist before Zambia!

No blog last weekend as I had the toothache!!!
For anyone that's had toothache, I know that no more words of explanation are necessary.

There was nothing else for it - I wrapped a scarf around my head, popped the pills and, whimpering, retreated early to bed. I confess I felt quite sorry for myself! Will I ever feel like me again?!?! Did I not learn the lessons from my ankle? Does Jesus want to keep reminding me that we all live within limits? I even made the mistake of asking Simon "will I ever be back to normal?" to which he replied "I'm beginning to wonder that myself!" - did I mention I was already feeling sorry for myself?!
The wonderful Dentist put me out of my misery the next day - could have hugged and kissed him!

Apart from obviously wanting instant relief from the tooth pain, I was anxious to get it sorted, as we are soon to travel to Zambia!
We are going to spend a few days in Lusaka to see Sam and Hannah and their girls - then we are travelling up to…