This morning we traveled for approximately two hours to the Lowershire Deanery. There we assisted the congregation in making bricks for a new church. Their current church is approximately five years old with a thatch roof. It's very crowded because they have 80 adult members. In addition, they experience problems with flooding. We were able to make approximately 150 bricks. It's estimated that 15,000 bricks are needed to complete the project, and so far approximately 2,500 are ready. The bricks we made need to dry for three days, and then they will be fired. The choirs sang for us while we worked. After the work was finished, we met with the congregation for greetings and introductions, as well as the youth choir singing. I took some pictures with my Polaroid camera to leave with the individuals in the photos. Then we went to the abusa's home for lunch. This abusa is the Dean of the Lowershire Parish. We stopped at Kumuzu View both on the way there and on our way back to Blantyre to stretch our legs and enjoy the view. In the United States we would call this a scenic overlook.
LuAnn Dohms & Dick Tyson