It was wonderful to see Nancy Hinga at the airport. Nancy visited New Hope last fall. She drove us to our hotel and visited with us through the afternoon. Peter Timmerman, World Renew regional director, joined us at around 4:30. We learned of his family's recent woes with bed bugs, weevils, and power outages. Together we hammered out our schedule for the next 11 days.
Jane Chikakuda, who visited New Hope 2 falls ago along with members of the committee from Kamanzi, joined us for supper and will be staying at our hotel. She will be our host for much of our time in Malawi.
As for us - because we did our side trips ahead of coming to Lilongwe, we've all gotten through jet lag. We are well rested and ready for a big day of visiting some communities in Kamanzi and the local committee. We will be joining the committee and workers from Nkhoma Relief and Development for a 2 day workshop later this week.
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