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Monday, May 15, 2017

Primrose and Elvis!



This is what the African wasps look like!! Our house is infested with them. No one has been stung yet, but I can feel the time coming close! 

Zimbabwe is so so peaceful. The parents don't worry about their kids being hurt or kidnapped. They just send them outside and know that they will be fine all day long. We were teaching a man who couldn't speak any English and so we asked a Mama (who we did not know) if we could take her 9 year old son 20 minutes away to interpret for us. She said "of course, of course." They just let anybody into their house and never worry about crime. I have seen a few men fighting in Zimbabwe and they are actually really funny cause all they do is flap their hands at each other like they are swatting at flies. They are just such a peaceful people.  Now that I have lived here over 6 months I do not have any fear of being in Zimbabwe. Except the hospitals. The hospital in Kadoma is scary. There are naked pictures of people showing really bad cases of infections and diseases. There are bugs everywhere and the cots and stretchers are covered in yucky looking stuff. 

This is Elvis and Primrose.


 Elvis was just Baptized on Sunday!




Elvis!








Primrose smiling!! She's so sweet!! She's 7 years old.


I had 3 braids put in the front of my hair! It hurts to get them put in, but luckily they can be taken out in 3 seconds!!




Grandma Mathews requested a picture of some adults, here's 3 mama's!! :)

📾Elvis wanted to take some shots of me!!


The moon was unbelievable!!

Teaching is hard here in Zim cause in the Zimbabwe culture you have to agree with anyone who is older than you. Even if someone is just a few years older than you they are your elder and you don't "argue" with your elder. So if we try to teach some doctrine that they don't agree with it becomes difficult because culturally we can't tell them any different without being seen as disrespectful. I have had guys say to me, "I am you elder and you must believe what I say."

Elder Richardson helped a guy with his car.


I played this boy Nigel, in Draft, a Zimbabwean Checkers game, and the kid WRECKED me every time. He's 10 years old and was beating me in a checkers game. I promised to come back and BEAT him, which I probably never will be able to hahah.

 A typical Zimbabwean American dollar. 

The kids I helped make Chibaki! We raced to see who could get the maize off the stalk first, they beat me quite a bit! 



My hands after the Chibaki.

The Lizard was eating my grape that I threw at it. 

 The grape eaten by the lizard!! 



A nasty praying mantis. 

Sliced my finger open! I was trying to open a door with a glass handle and it shattered in my hand. No stitches, the cuts were small, just super deep.
(The REAL story--- his comps were pranking him and locked him out...then when he tried to turn the glass handle hard enough to open the door it broke... BOYS!)



The monkeys are back!!!! I left my watermelon outside and the monkey started eating it! Dang Monkey!!!






We made a pizza, and it was okay! Cheese in Zimbabwe just isn't the same.

Love this huge frog!! 

An awesome Zimbabwe hat I bought today!!



Interesting Zim fact. Every single car or taxi I have been in, the gas level is always below 1/4 a tank and usually just barely above the E. They pick up people to make a few bucks then put a couple dollars of gas in the tank, and then go pick up more people. They say they save money that way. 




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