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From: Aarek Farmer
Subject: Last Day
Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 23:35:40 -0700 (PDT)
Today is our last day in Livingstone. We leave for the airport today at 12:45 to fly out at 3:10. Last night the Riverside members came and gave us a ‘farewell party’ which means they sang alot for us and the children quoted memory verses.
Words can’t describe how amazing this trip has been. On Friday night we had another baptism. I never imagined having this big of an impact on the people here. One of the members last night told me that Christians throughout Livingstone have been encouraged and want to make a change to start doorknocking more on their own, because they see the impact we have made in the areas around here.
I want to give you another reason to be proud of the people you know on this trip. Every member on this team sacrificed the money they were going to spend on a boat ride on the Queen Victoria which takes you to see the sunset on the Zambezi River. Everyone wants to put their money to better use. After seeing the need for Bibles, they decided that they want to take that money and use it to buy Bibles and have the church distribute them. The Zambians were amazed that a group of young people were willing to do that. We will take the money and probably buy Bibles in the states and mail them back here. I was so pround when the suggestion came up. We will also use the money to for other needs that the churches in Livingstone have.
Pray for us as we leave today. Leslie, Happy, and Angie will stay behind for a longer period of time. They will do followups on those we have already studied with.
We are looking forward to being back in America but will miss it so much here. Thank you for putting up with my lack of grammar knowledge and poor spelling habits. When time is money here, that was the last thing on my mind.
We will see you in a few days.