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Thursday, September 27, 2012

I'll go where you want me to go!

These photos were taken at the couples seminar, Zambia Lusaka Mission.  Some of the best missionaries anywhere!
Elder and Sister Bowers, humanitarian missionaries from California.  They have served in DR Congo for their first year and have recently been transferred down to Lusaka Zambia so they could help here and in Malawi also.

Elder and Sister Harvey from Canada serving as Member Leadership Support missionaries in the Copperbelt region of northern Zambia.

Elder and Sister Bullock just finishing their 2nd mission to Africa.  They served in Zimbabwe and then Malawi where they have seen amazing growth in the Church.  On both missions in the mission presidency!  They are from Canada.

Elder and Sister Lookhart (they "look to the heart") from Idaho. New counselor in the mission presidency.  They are the tireless office-vehicle-maintenance of apartments, couple here in Lusaka.
Elder and Sister Shields from Canada. They have served as Seminary and Institute missionaries for a year here in Lusaka, they will soon be moving to Malawi to serve as Member Leadership Support missionaries for their 2nd year.

Elder and Sister Prete from Canada.  Counselor in Mission Presidency serving in Malawi.

Your's truly, Elder and Sister Louthan from Utah. Public Affairs Specialists in this mission as well as the Mozambique mission.

Our Mission President!  Pres. and Sister Padovich from California.  Great Leaders!
All the couples in the Zambia Lusaka Mission!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Zambia Game Preserve!

This week we are having a couples seminar in Lusaka.  Today we went to a game park to see some animals.  These photos were taken by Elder and Sister Bullock from Canada.  They have a nice zoom lens.   They are just finishing their second mission in Africa.

An of the largest of the antelope family.

Guinea Hens  -  I like them!

Black Sables...the male is black and females brown, he had a big herd.
I am drawn to the birds for some reason, there is an eagle type bird and some water birds.  When they flew up the wingspans were amazing.
Warthog...they don't like their pictures taken and they run away pretty quickly.

Ostrich...the males are dark, females lighter colored.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Zambia's National Measles Campaign!

Zambia does it up proud at the Launch!

We have been part of the Social Mobilization Committee of the National Measles Campaign.  This year's campaign is the largest they have ever had in Zambia.  They are hoping to immunize over 6 million children.  All children age 6 mo. to 15 years are invited to come to the  nearest clinic for a free immunization.  There are at least 11 partnering organizations to fund and help with activities of this campaign.  There was a huge celebration of the launch is like a major holiday.....incredible!

The members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been busy all week taking fliers advertising the campaign into the neighborhoods.   There were over 100,000 fliers distributed by our members!  This week members will be helping in the clinics.  It is a huge sacrifice of time but a large percentage of the members will be helping.  It will take another blog to show the work in the clinics.

First a few photos of the activities leading up to this point....The meetings started in February.
Deepa, Elicah and James.....Meetings!

Workers at the Golden Rhino, making aprons for the nurses.

The Golden Rhino sewing factory.

Workers cut out more aprons!

1500 aprons for nurses donated by the church.

Elder Louthan & Pres. Lumbama  at the Stakeholders meeting. Just the day before this meeting we found the Campaign would be postphoned for the 2nd time, from July to September due to late shipments of syringes.

Branch Pres. Liyali of Lilanda Branch where they went the extra mile making their own advertising banner posted on the wall of the chapel grounds.  Also because the campaign was postphoned, the fliers had to be reprinted with new dates.  This branch handed out the new fliers and then changed the dates on the old fliers (thousands) and handed them out too.   Pres. Liyali said "it is because we are afraid of the measles, that disease kills our children."  What a great man!

Measles poster advertises on a Combie. 

Ad at the Mall  (Thanks Manda Hill and Elder and Sister Bowers!)

Elder Bowers and Pres. Padovich at the Mall handing out fliers.

Pres. Padovich and Missionaries at the Arcades Mall hand out fliers.

The "Soc Mob" or Social Mobilization Committee at the Ministry office. This was one of the final meetings before the launch.

And finally we are here, getting ready for the Parade and the Launch which is outdoors across from the Chawama Health Clinic, Elder Louthan, Dr. Mudenda of the Lions Club, Koji Soneka, the artist who designed the fliers, banners, etc.

Wendy Bowers with Idah Zulu Lishandi, a nurse who was in the Helping Babies Breathe Training last February....she recognized us!  She has gone on to train is good!

The Parade is ready to begin!

Dr Katema, Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health speaks to the crowd just before the parade starts.

The band!

The majorettes!

The Health Care Workers.

Health Care Workers....a large group!

The Zambia Lions Club....the best kind of Lions in Zambia!
Red Cross of Zambia, followed by Elder Louthan and Sister Bowers.

The crowd circled the Launch area.
Native Dancer Entertains!

The reason for all this....the Children of Zambia!