Today I had a doctor's appointment to try and take care of a nagging health issue as well as do some Zambia prep. So, I got my first Hepatitis A/B shot as well as a Mefloquine (an anti-malarial) prescription to get me started. Getting shots is not my favorite thing to do, but I guess its better than being sick for months. Perhaps...
Here are some more pictures I found while looking for an outline map of Zambia. Here's a cute little map of Africa with Zambia colored in:
From this map which you can't read the legend on (go here here to zoom and scroll around) it looks like I can expect somewhere around 49.2 inches of rain during the year:
This is a similar map of the annual mean temperature (once again, go here for the zoomable version)--looks like its about 70-75 F:
I'm getting deeper into the job of sorting things out in my room. I have so much stuff! I feel so liberated to be throwing stuff out though--its like a physical weight off my shoulders. I hope I remember this lesson about 'things'--they are often more hassle than they are worth!
I've been constantly amazed these last weeks how God is steadily providing for my needs and answering my prayers. Its amazing to see Him work! My family and I went to visit out dear friends in Henderson yesterday, and one of the dear sisters there took my family out to lunch afterwards. As we were leaving the restaurant, she took my hand and told me, "When things you hard you just crawl up in His arms and say, "Here I am Lord." Sage advice indeed from someone who has walked for many, many years be the side of our dear Shepherd. So, here I am in His arms saying, "Here I am Lord." Praise be that they are the same arms that created the universe, stretched wide on the cross for my sin, and have held me every moment of my life. I know I'm safe here.