Zambia 2013: The Work Project

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The work project for Judah’s team was to build a bridge over a river that floods in the wet season. When it floods, the children can’t get to school or access the medical center. Because Zambia is well below the equator it was winter (and dry season) there. You will notice plenty of jackets and sweatshirts in the photos. Judah said it was cold in the mornings and evenings. In fact, they had a campfire every evening.teen missions, teen missions international, zambia, zambia teen missions, large family, large family blog, zambia teen missions

Teen Missions International’s policy is to work eight hour days five days a week and half a day (or more) on Saturdays.teen missions, teen missions international, teen missions zambia, summer missions trips, zambia, large family, large family blog teen missions, teen missions international, zambia, zambia teen missions, large family, large family blog, zambia teen missions

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{Edited to add: The girls are wearing skirts because in Zambian culture women and girls wear skirts and dresses only- no pants.} 

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  1. Why, if it was cold and they were doing manual labor, are the girls in skirts? Is it the missions policy or was it to fit a cultural norm there or perhaps are they like my girls who believe skirts area always appropriate?

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Jessica- as in many African countries, the women in Zambia wear only skirts or dresses, so Teen Missions required it of the girls. It was the same when I went to Tanzania in 1993. There (at that time- I can’t speak for now) only streetwalkers wore pants. On teams to other countries, skirts are not required for daily wear.

  2. That is amazing. I would love my boys to do this… especially my one son. An amazing opportunity and what a great goal to accomplish!

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