Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hello everyone! I'm in busy preparation mode as I prepare to leave for Zambia on August 10. I'm currently in Austin, Texas spending time with one of my sponsoring congregations at Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ. It's been such a blessing to get to know so many people and start forming relationships that will hopefully last forever!

I know a lot of you who are reading this are long time supporters and followers of the work going on at the Havens, but I also have many new friends and supporters that have many questions. Although I hate to bore the rest of you with things you already know, I thought I would take some time before I leave to get everyone acquainted with the Havens, their history, and how the whole operation works. But for today, I'd love to show you a video of a few of our babies!

The aunties have lots of sweet songs they sing with our babies. One of these songs teaches the babies to greet in both English and Tonga (a local Zambian dialect). The song goes a little something like this:

How are you today?

Mwabuka buti?

After years of singing this song, I added a line to the end of it that just makes me happy. I tell them,

I love you so much!

And then in the sweetest, most precious voices you've ever heard, they respond with

Shooo ahhhhh!

This is actually the word "sure", which sounds like a pretty lame response to someone telling you that they love you. But it's something Zambians say often, and I just liked it. So here are some of my favorite kids (Emma, Mary, Katy, Linny) in all the world greeting you.

1 comment:

  1. What an angel you are to these children! Have a safe trip and know that there are many people praying for you and those little ones.