Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Real Bush Experience

I've seen a lot of posts on camping and I always think to myself, "I'm glad it is not me." Well it is my turn; this time it was me. Here are a few shots of my Zambia Bush experience complete with squatty potties, tents, bucket showers and rather interesting cuisine.

I did not care for the "comforts" however I must say the work with the orphans was amazing and made roughing it all worthwhile.


18 comments:

Amber said...

Great pics, although the bathroom situation and the dinner are a little too real for me. Other than that looks like you all had a wonderful time.

God Bless,
Amber

Heidi Jo said...

okay, so this makes my 'roughing' it camping style look like luxery in the woods!

all joking aside, which i don't do very often...that moved me. something in the faces just speaks out so strongly to me...thanks for sharing!

Penless Thoughts said...

Just curious--do the different color scarves on their head mean different tribes or different ages or what? I could never do that and therefore I am very moved that you and Sky could and DID!!!
Susan

michelle f said...

The scarves represented different small groups and they were broken into groups by age. Skyler chose the light green group. Also kind of funny mention...after wearing the bandana she added it to her b-day wish list. Amazing how the "wish list" changes after being in the bush...perhaps we should take another trip right before Christmas. :-)

Dad B said...

Great going guys. You got guts!
what a wonderful testimony of mother and child's "family project!" I would have loved to do that 20 years ago.

Teresa said...

AWESOME! It is that simply put! God bless you for giving love to those children, I am positive you will always have a special spot in their hearts, and vice versa probably too.
Thanks so much for sharing, it brought tears to my eyes. What an awesome trip for Sky to experience.

Jane-Jane said...

the 12 year old is the same height as your 8 year old!!!

~Ginger said...

Awesome Michelle! I can't imagine doing this with one of my daughters. Our timing was not God's timing on this, but I'm so glad He has allowed you to experience this together.
Your daughter is priceless. I pray that this is just the beginning of God's hand upon her and His vision for her to reach out and be used in mighty ways. Your birthday post was touching and spoken like a real mom. Be proud...you have every right!

Dawnelle said...

Amazing pictures and what an incredible experience.

Thanks for sharing.

Lisa H said...

Wow....what an incredible experience! Those pictures are great. Thanks for sharing! :)

michelle f said...

I wondered who might notice the fact that the 12 year old was as tall as my 8 year old. The case with many of the children....poor nutrition.

nickernoodle said...

That brought tears to my eyes! When there was the picture of the camp, was there a fire in the background? I thought I saw black smoke. You and Sky are probably the best blessing those children will ever have. They will remember that moment years down the road. What a humbling experience and we should all be greatful for what we have!

Beth said...

Such great pictures—I'm so glad you're doing what you're doing.

Just Mom said...

I can't believe I'm actually going to say this (because I dislike camping), but I wish I could have gone with you to help. Yes, the accomodations are rustic, but the experience looks extremely rewarding. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you.

Danielle said...

only for Jesus do we do things like this....:)

clever[art] said...

The pictures made me feel as if I was there. I need to learn how you did that on your blog. Posting 10 pictures in one post is exhausting and takes too much time and space. You're "clever".

Lori B said...

Thanks for sharing the photos from your trip with us.
What a neat experience for the both of you.

Anonymous said...

Aww, I can't beleive I'm just seeing this slide show! Thank you so much for the pic of my man! :o)
~Molly O