11 October 2016

Update 11th September 2016


It’s great to be back out on the Zambezi delta again after an absence of 11 months (due to political unrest in the province).

Although welcomed back by everyone, we’ve also found some disappointments. Two of the fledgling agriculture projects are in ruins and a fledgling church is stumbling along as the young couple leading it encounter problems of their own and have had no support. It’s been a long time away during this critical period of getting things established. Our future outreaches here will be more frequent and we have challenges ahead to help get these established again.

We had a fun day today celebrating Kaylene’s birthday with the YWAM team up here.

Even though it's been 11 months, the sight of the orange helicopter still bought big crowds out for the medical clinic at Ibo. 
School again. It took a while to get everyone engaging and having fun learning. 

Age is no barrier to those who want to come and learn.

Disappointing to see the once flourishing ag. project abandoned.

the same view a year ago when community cooperation created this amazing project. More time was needed to help coach these leaders to make this self sustaining.

What went wrong? Sitting round with some of the leaders of the ag. association in Luwawe.

School again. It took a while to get everyone engaging and having fun learning.

Age is no barrier to those who want to come and learn.


Disappointing to see the once flourishing ag project abandoned.
The same view a year ago when community cooperation created this anazing project. More time was needed to help coach these leaders to make this self sustaining.

What went wrong? Sitting around with some of the leaders of the ag association at Luwawe. One of the leaders absconded with the funds they had generated. Discouraged, the others gave up. Then when drought set in and they needed the pump, it wouldn't work.

I took the pump back to our base and disassembled it. a rat had crawled into the pump and eaten two of the rubber valves that make it operate. I swiped some parts out of one of our spare pumps and had it all going in a couple of hours. there are so many challenges that complicate things here!

 The YWAM team here put on a fun birthday for Kaylene.

We flew a slaughtered goat back from the bush for the party feast. Kaylene was presented with its head as an act of honour!

Thank you for partnering with us.

Dean and Kaylene
for the Mercy Air team.

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