It looks like the house is finally completed. What remains to be finished are the two veranda (porches) for the kitchen and my office. What is needed there are the flat stone surface and finishing.
We are waiting today for the roofer to return and talk about roofing the two verandas and I would like to look at awnings over the windows on the west side of the house at least. That is my office and our bedroom and they get really warm in the afternoon.
What has to happen now is that I need to try to furnish the house in some way. Our bedroom is pretty much done but I will need some beds for the other bedrooms and furniture for the sitting room as well as some doors. That may need to be done piecemeal as funds are available. The kitchen still needs some work as well.
Outside we are doing finish work and some landscaping to try and make it look like a house instead of a building in the bush. It is a large plot and I will not be able to develop a sizeable portion, especially at this time. Some of it may never be developed because in goes down into a ravine and there is not much that we can do with it I don’t think.
I hope to use the house as part of the work here in some way or the other. I am not sure how. In the past we have always had people to the house for fellowships and such. I am not sure about that here in Zambia but probably we will in some form or another. That will take time.
This past Sunday there was another baptism. A young man who came to services. Charles took pictures but I have not been able to get them from himto provide one here.
We are looking at the 2 drip irrigation seminars probably by the end of this month. A brother is coming from Zimbabwe to conduct them.
It has been really hot here and we have seen some clouds around. It has been raining in other parts of Zambia but not here as yet. Today it is cloudy and cooler but no one will venture a guess as to when rain might come. When it rains for a while it cools things off.
There are a couple of ways to communicate with me. One is to use the web site menu for contact. The other would be to e-mail me directly at chill.
Glad house is completed. I enjoy your posts. Keep up the good work.
God Bless You
So glad for the progress of the house and the weather. Thank you for updating!
Charles thanks very much for sharing all of the great news and the pics! You, Audrey and the work in Zambia have been in my prayers.
Charles, the blessed work that you are doing, and have done, especially in the Zalaunga village area (Mashonga) has caught our attention. We are starting a project to build a health post in one of these villages. We are now in the planning and fundraising stage. Although our leadership are from the Catholic Diocese of Mongu, I myself am an American Lutheran, living in Denmark.
We are very glad that you have dedicated so many years to the cause of the poor, and we would value your advice, as well as your possible participation, given your time constraints. Interfaith projects are a valuable way to leverage scarce resources, and to glorify God.
In any case, you and your work remain in our prayers.
THANK YOU FROM CHARLES HILL’S WIFE, AUDREY HILL. I APPRECIATE ALL THE PRAYERS TO GOD OUR FATHER THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR! AMEN! I AM STILL IN THE STATES FOR A FEW MORE MONTHS!