Bess going native, carrying stuff on her head.
Being welcomed at Mulungwishi as we make our way into the church.
Welcoming committee at Mulungwishi
14 team bags, 50 pounds each, ready to load up in El Paso
Randy thrilled to see us off at 0600...
Dick Wimberley, Bess, and Maggie Johnson ready to roll.
Blaine Wimberley and Mrs. Munoz here to see us off.
Dinner with Tom's family in Washington DC
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia after a 13 hour flight from DC.
Several hours in the airport in Addis Ababa will make anyone a little goofy. Dick, fortunately, didn't have far to go.
Waiting in the Addis Ababa airport
Layover in Addis. Maggie, Dr. Jorgina Schrier, and Dr. Juan Munoz.
Living area in the guest house in Lubumbashi with our Congolese handlers Claude and Luke and Mama Odea, caretaker of the guest house.
Luke and Maggie
Our room in the guest house. The mosquito net was definitely needed.
Dick testing the eyes of the 60 year old who takes care of the guest house.
The caretaker, who sees clearly now for the first time in his adult life thanks to Dick and the Crane TX Lions club.
Worship at the Jerusalem chapel in Lubumbashi.
Tom and Mary Len Stanton with our #1 man in Congo, Claude Kabongo and his wife.
They even have KFC!
Roadside currency stand. Very common site
Also a very common site in the city, maternity clinics.
Mud brick houses on the road between Lubumbashi and Mulungwishi
I just proposed ;)
The road from the guest house in Mulungwishi down to the campus.
The mission team on our welcome to the community.
David Persons (in the hat), missionary to Mulungwishi for the last 35 years.
Kids _love_ the rotating display screen on the camera.
Brush thinning intentional fire on the first night of our visit. At the beginning of the dry season underbrush is thinned to prevent fires.