Posts Tagged ‘zomba plateau’

Log Walkers

Friday, September 24th, 2010

I can see where some of this country might have been a jungle, once upon a time.  But with people using wood for all cooking, boiling water and heat, if you are a tree your days are numbered.

Atop Zomba Plateau, the heavy forestation is being methodically stripped.  People make the long walk up the mountain with machete and ax and poach trees of all sizes and then place the logs on their heads and return home.

It is against the law, but there is no one to enforce the laws and they do make the trek at dawn and dusk.

Winding Down In Lilongwe

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

We have a bunch of painting to finish tomorrow, our last full day here at Partners in Hope.  But the BIG project is done. We were to paint a peaceful African scene in the Education Room. It is where newly diagnosed AIDS patients come to learn how to live with the virus. So it is a fearful and stressful time for them.

Our goal was to give them some tranquility. The painting was massive and there are lots of landmarks represented:  Mt.Mulanje, Zomba Plateau, Lake Malawi, Liwonde game preserve, tea plantations, and Psalm. 121:1-2

We are thrilled that on Friday morning they want to dedicate all our work during their morning devotion service.  They want to talk about the efforts and then for us to give them all a tour. That’s quite an honor we don’t take lightly. It has been an amazing blessing to US!