Thembinkosi Mkhize (Area PEF coodinator) and Sifiso Madela (Seminary and Institute Area coordinator) from Johannesburg, and Bro. Kaluba from Lusaka (S&I) came to Blantyre to present the Perpetual Education Fund guidelines and do some training. They couldn't get flights out of here until today so yesterday was a free day for them. We offered to take them for a drive up Zomba Mountain. We had a great time once we got on our way. We had lunch out in the yard of the nice hotel up on top of the mountain. It was a beautiful setting and a good lunch. We enjoyed being with them. They have a great sense of humor and it was fun to just listen to their conversation. Bro. Madela is a bishop and Bro. Kaluba is a branch president. Bro. Kaluba was a Jehovah Witness before he joined the Church. They are great men and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with them.
We met a lady who was from Italy but living and working in China. Her dream since she was 20 was to travel. She has been working and saving so she could do that. She left her husband in China working and she is travelling all by herself for 9 months. Incredible and brave, if you ask me! It was interesting talking to her. The next leg of her adventure will take her to Columbia, in South America. She has been to 3 or 4 African countries so far.
It never ceases to amaze us as we see people carrying loads on their heads - so heavy and walking for kilometers. The view from the top of Zomba Mountain in incredible and beautiful.