Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

First of all a big thanks to all those who donated to the Bangu well project. You're really making a difference to the people in my community. When I told the Chairman of the Village Development Committee (the one in the pink shirt below), that I secured funding for shovels, piping, and bags of cement, he went nuts and started dancing. So thanks from all of us in the village!

The last couple days I've been sick so I'm still recovering from that. Before you get excited, you should know that its just a head cold...nothing cool and exotic. This morning I got an awesome hitch into town where I am until tomorrow morning when I'm off to the lake.

I'm excited to spend the next two weeks hanging out by the lake, though it doesn't feel like Christmas, maybe its because its so hot and humid. Oh well, first Christmas away from home and I'll be spending it in a tropical paradise. Not bad.

I hope everyone over there has a great Christmas and a very happy New Year!

I send pictures in the mail yesterday so you should get those in a few weeks.


  1. I don't see a man in a pink shirt!

  2. Merry Christmas my child. You are loved and I'm so glad you are getting a chance to relax - the lake? How is that paradise? Are there palm trees swaying in the breeze? Just kidding! We are basking in the Northwest cool, balmy and otherwise unpredictable weather! What can one say. Hugs and happy thoughts,

  3. Warm here for a christmas eve. Wednesday in Leavenworth we had 5 inches of snow by 11am.

    There's nothing wrong with a tropical Christmas.


  4. Well since it is already Christmas day in your half of the world...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Enjoy today as it will probably be one of the hard days away from home. Just remember your family is missing you also! Peace, Love and Water :-)

    Enjoy spending time with your friends at the lake!


  5. Merry Christmas, friend!! I hope you have a wonderful day at the lake and get a chance to RELAX!! :-) Missing you here in WA! Hope you don't get schisto!

  6. Also, the prove-you-aren't-a-robot text I had to type to post the last comment was "radness" and I found it fitting :-)

  7. Hi Amy-
    I am part of the Feb 24th Malawi group, and I have been reading your blog for awhile now. Awesome writing, awesome pics, and really informative! Anyway, I read an old entry that said you were form Lake Stevens, WA. I am coming from Seattle (born and raised), so know that there will be another Washingtonian there, if there isn't already :-)