It’s been too long! We can use the excuse of being blocked from blogging, but only for the last two weeks of January did that one work. Then Esther and Rob (sister and brother-in-law to Daniel) came a-visiting . . . excuses, excuses; I’ll just get on with letting you know a little of what’s happened in the last 2 months. Let’s see, December was a month spent working at CEML and staying in Lubango. We also had some challenges in getting our visas in time for leaving to Zambia the beginning of January, but thankfully our exit and entry back into Angola went without hassle (and our luggage did not disappear this time, either!). With your financial support, we were able to visit 2 mission hospital sites in rural Zambia. The first place we visited was Chitokoloki. After flying in to Lusaka, David and Ruth Gordon (hospital administrator) drove us the 10 hours it took to Chitokoloki, up in Northwest Province. The road varied from tarmac to bush path to crossing a river on a pontoon, and all went smoothly. Below are some pictures of our time at Chitokoloki, which was from the 5th to the 16th. The place looked like a garden, and the Zambezi a deceptively tranquil river (there are lots of crocodiles, we’re told; even while there, a dog and cow were snatched by the crocs . . . if a cow can ever be snatched). Rainy season is a very beautiful time of year in so many places in southern Africa!