We enjoyed the refreshing benefits of receiving the Clean Award for the second time!
The 96 degree afternoons made the treat extra special! This week we received instructions on concrete ingredients, mixing, and edging, while another instructor informed us of the proper care and handling of “hand excavating equipment”. Each teen also tried their hand at fastening stirrups to rebar in steel tying. Verse memorization adds to the daily buzz of activities here. Today we all enjoyed two other special events: a traveling drama team, which presented the story of the Old & New Testament, and the launch of an Atlas 5 rocket. Sandpaper is still a needed item in our backpack for music class. Even though we all get fatigued from the rigorous activities here, all of Zambia Med. continues to contribute their bootprints, as we “hit the trail”.
I came to Boot Camp expecting the worst, and although it’s no pamper camp, it’s not as bad as I thought. At the beginning of the week, I was really homesick, but as the week went on, I’ve made friends with the people on our team and have slowly become less homesick. Many of us are adjusting well to Boot Camp- the weather, rules, and crazy conditions (ex. bathing in buckets, and laundry) So far we’ve gotten to know each other pretty well, and I can already tell it be a summer full of fun and unforgettable memories on our team. Grace M.– team member
Well we did it! We survived the first week of Boot Camp! It has been amazing to see how our team has gotten closer and the amazing friendships starting to grow. I will admit the Obstacle Course is not my favorite, but no wall will ever be too high for those special beautiful children waiting for us on the other side (Zambia). Twelve more days till we fly to Africa and I can say fort the whole team the that we CAN’T WAIT to see what God will do with us and for us there. Cassie T.- team member