Saturday, August 8, 2009

Zambia 2009 - #5

Jimmie called from Livingstone just minutes ago. It had to be a short conversation due to the expense, but I did learn a little about his stay so far.
  • The local money changers were short on cash when Jimmie & Ron Gilbert arrived in Livingstone, so they were not able to get any local currency until yesterday, Friday.
  • The largest bill in the Zambian Kwacha is 50,000 which is about $10 US. Jimmie said he needed a plastic bag to hold the money. Just the cash for the bicycles would be quite a wad!
  • Jimmie & Ron began teaching at the Zambia School of Biblical Studies immediately. They arrived Wednesday afternoon and their classes started Thursday.
  • The school has taken a classroom and converted it to guest quarters for visiting teachers, so Jimmie & Ron have their own small apartment on the grounds rather than bunking in the dorm with the students.
  • Jimmie had been to the Internet Cafe but found it closed. Disappointing because he said that he has taken some great pictures already.

As soon as Jimmie got off the phone they were going to drive out to the Henson Farm. Lloyd & Pearl Henson are American missionaries who have been living and working in Livingstone since 1969. Their farm was the original home for ZSOBS when it was moved from Botswana to Zambia in 1996 and where the school was located on Jimmie's previous trips to teach there. I know he will enjoy getting to visit with them again today.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

I can't wait to see the pictures Mr. Jimmie took! I am glad to hear he is doing well!