Category Archives: Zambia and Malawi

Back to Zambia

Getting to Chipata, Zambia involved some more disappointments.  After my poor experience with landing at the Lilongwe airport and then being asked for a bribe, I was feeling less than positive about the Malawian police.  I just hate that sort … Continue reading

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Malawi in Day

After spending less than two hours in Lilongwe’s town center, it was obvious that the rumors about the capital were true: there is not hardly anything going on.  There are around 600,000 people living in the capital, but it feels … Continue reading

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Dustin gets frustrated!

Often, it is me who gets frustrated, not Dustin.  We talk a lot about Dustin is an even-keel sort of a person, and I am the opposite — I experience things much more like a roller-coaster!  My highs are a … Continue reading

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Kumbali Lodge

After the eventful trip *to* Malawi, and hearing the strain of travel and living in a tent in my voice, Dustin booked the luxurious Kumbali Lodge for two of the three nights we were in Lilongwe.  To give you some … Continue reading

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Dustin!

“Yes!  I am going to see Dustin in 2 days, 12 hours, and 45 minutes…  I am going to see him in 13 hours and 22 minutes… ” These were the sorts of thoughts I was having (and communicating, unfortunate … Continue reading

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Prayer

So, yeah…  Over the course of my adult life, I have gone in lots of directions about prayer: what it is, how it works, and why people do it.  I am surprised to find that here, in Zambia, my encounters … Continue reading

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Macha = Wow

One of the best stops and learning experiences of the trip so far has been to Macha Mission Hospital and MIAM Research center.  The IHME team (Nancy, Matt, Peter, and I) had been hearing about Macha for some time, and … Continue reading

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Mazabuka

Mazabuka is one of the agricultural capitals in Zambia.  Zambia sugar is the prime industry around, and the entire area is filled with sugarcane.  On the road from Monze to Mazabuka, the air was filled with this dark smoke.  I … Continue reading

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Rural Health Care

Makunka Rural Health Center in Kazangula District is located about 60km from Kazangula over terribly bumpy, dusty roads.  Based around a Catholic Mission, it has three sisters who run the center and gets a visit from a doctor twice a … Continue reading

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Children in Africa

In my travels to Africa, one of the many things I have been impressed by are the children.  They seem so “tough” and “resilient” — being carried on their mother’s backs for hours without hardly a peep, taken on long … Continue reading

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