We completed the bridge and will send some pictures later. I did not get the completed pictures as they were taken with some team member cameras. After completion, we began organizing the team, cleaning, kitchen inventory and cleaning the tent area. We had some emotional time with villagers and the children. There were tears and a lot more giving of our extra clothes and other incidentals. We were able to leave some supplies with the pastor and also items needed for bridge maintenance. We packed the truck and left our second home at about noon on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. We asked the orphans and village children not to run after the truck as there were already enough tears being shed. The hearts of the team and the children were bonded and the departure was a hard tearing apart of this bond. We will all remember this time, and are saddened that we were not able to stay just another day. The team had some good time ministering to the orphans and children while we remained with them. Guys have completed their GGs and the girls are not far behind. It was a joyous and wonderful time, and a spiritual awakening for some and a spiritual growth for others. I am sure they will holds these memories dear for the rest of their lives.
Weather: It was warm and sunny when we arrived in Ndola and the evening was very mild. However, the morning was COLD and wet.