Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Rusty made this slideshow as part of his presentation for the Multicultural Counseling class he was in last week. I thought it turned out so cute, so I decided to share it with the blog world. The background music was recorded at church on our last Sunday in Angola. Enjoy!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Survey Trip: Week One (5/31 - 6/6)
Survey Trip: Week Two (6/7 - 6/13)
Survey Trip: Week Three (6/14 - 6/20)
Survey Trip: Week Four (6/21 - 6/27)
I encourage you to check out Teague's blog for more pictures and commentary.
While Mommy and Daddy were busy packing, Alex amused himself with his books and toys. Due to space limitations, we were only able to bring a few of his things, which he grew very tired of by the end of our trip. He was so excited to get home to all his toys!
And this concludes "Survey Trip in Pictures."
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
Some of the gang visited more ICA churches. As you can see from the sign on the building, ICA stands for Igreja de Cristo em Angola which literally translates "The Church of Christ in Angola." This is, however, an indigenous movement with no connection (until now) to churches of Christ in the United States.We grilled out hamburgers for dinner with the McHaney's... ...and the Jensens, Baptist missionaries in Luanda.
The fortress sits on a hill overlooking Luanda.
The view from the top was spectacular -- well worth all the stairs!
We enjoyed a late afternoon walk around the fortress.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Charles and Andre Banda (the "president" of ICA)
Alex loved to play cars with the guards at the Baptist Guest House!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Time for another flight (our third) on the tiny plane. In the back, between Katie and Jordan, you can see our pilot, Brent. And the woman on the far right is Petra, one of the missionaries in Luena.
A city park -- in the foreground, you can see a monument to the relationship between Angola and Cuba
Robert preaching... Alex helping
Rusty praying. The gentleman on the right translating is Stephen, one of the church leaders. And there's Alex again... obviously, he was having a hard time sitting still!
After church was over, Alex entertained himself in this pile of broken mud bricks. He had the best time throwing pieces of brick and watching them break apart on the ground.
Despite having been hit hard by the war, Huambo is a beautiful city. This park, with trees, green grass, and paved walkways, is a rarity among Angolan cities.
A statue of Agostinho Neto, Angola's first president and also one of the country's most prominent poets.