Today Bev and I decided to spend the day at the Church hall and the Business Centre. I needed to catch up with my regular work where I had some semblance of Internet. The Internet at the hotel I terrible. Intermittently, I can send some emails, but that's it.
At the office I had a visitor from another missionary group drop by to visit
We worked through the whole day here not taking time for lunch. Bev went into town with Juliana Kachali who works here at the Internet Café. They went to pick us some things for the office here such as waste baskets, window cleaner, soap dishes, toilet paper holders etc etc. Juliana had earlier gone to the bank. Standing in lines takes a lot of time, but no one is in a hurry.
When they came back, Bev spent three hours cleaning windows. She was there with a razor scraper and a Windex-like product called "Mr. Muscle." Boy, did the windows look great! I see that we still use some WD-40 for healing some other annoyances around the office.
In the afternoon Joseph and I talked about his paper Joseph is writing a thesis on the sustainability of NGO’s in Malawi for his Master’s Program
We had dinner with Joseph and his wife Bertha at Mama Mia’s, our favorite place in Lilongwe. Nice quiet evening at a table outside away from the others. Talked about kids, life, education and lots more. Bertha works as an 11th and 12th grade teacher in school sponsored by a German NGO for abandoned children. Some children have gone on to college and have decent livelihoods.
Another good day in Malawi.
At the Centre and Church
Thursday, April 06, 2017