It seems that when God has something great planned, many challenges can be expected. My luggage didn't arrive the same day I did. I was in a strange country, staying in a house with someone I had never met before, and wearing her clothes.
It was very strange being in a place where they use US dollars for most purchases and they speak ENGLISH! It was a treat to teach without a translator! Zimbabwe is much more developed than Tanzania. It is a lovely place to visit. The people were wonderful. It seems much safer than Tanzania, too.
The training was 10 days at the Mbizi Game Park in Harare, Zimbabwe (http://www.mbizi.co.zw/). So after a few days of getting ready off we went to the park. Our training rooms were very well ventilated, causing us to wrap up diligently early in the mornings and late in the day. I am so thankful that it would warm up each day. We got lots of good fresh air and sunshine. Winter is even colder there than it is in Kibidula!
We were able to visit two future homes of a training center and an outreach center. One was several hours away from where we taught. We also visited several other sites including some health outreach facilities. In addition to that, we also visited an orphanage.
The children ranged from newborns to young people that are in college now! It was wonderful to see all these young people with real peace and purpose. The work they are doing there is AMAZING. If anyone is interested in working with orphans, I highly recommend this orphanage. The name is Newstart Chidlren's Home. Here is the web address. They need volunteers. http://newstartchildrenshome.org/