"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen."
1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)

Saturday, Sept. 17- Monday, Sept. 19- Last patients, church and heading home

Saturday was our last day of patients. Luxon and Alex came first thing Saturday morning about 9am. They were at the turn off at the paved road, so Ron and Dee drove to pick them up to bring them to the clinic. Suzanne fit Luxon with his new prosthesis while I fit Alex. 

Little Luxon (who's getting to be not-so-little). It's so awesome to see him each year as he grows and gets less shy with us. :)

And every year we make sure to have clothes and a few toys to send with him. Suzanne also gave him this hat.

Checking Alex's prosthesis as he learns to walk with it.

Adjusting Alex's prosthesis.

Matthew and Anold came back mid-day for a few adjustments to their prostheses. Then we spent the rest of the day packing up the clinic. John had 3 people who didn't come back from the Macha area. We hope that it will be a situation like Joel where he came back the next year and was fit. Hopefully in April they will come back to see John. 

We put all the supplies in our plastic totes, stacked and stored in one room of the clinic. 

Took a picture of this big, beautiful tree that between the clinic and the grinding mill.

Our wonderful clinic! We were so unbelievably excited to work from the clinic this year, though it wasn't all the way completed. We're looking forward to April working from the completed clinic!

After we got everything packed away, we went to Kids Club that happens on Saturday afternoons at New Day. Surrounding village kids come to New Day for play time, singing/bible story time and a meal. There's usually between 150-200 kids each time!

Playing with these silly kids before singing started at Kids Club. They have lots of questions :)

Lining up to get food.

That's a really big pot of nshima!

Sunday was a very special time at church....John got to preach the sermon! And I'm sorry to report, I don't have a single picture. It didn't occur to me to take my camera. I just love church on our trips to Zambia!---everyone seems enthusiastic to be there, so attentive and participatory during the service and the singing is beautiful!

After church and lunch, we loaded up the bus and headed to Livingstone with Protashow. We were able to go to Victoria Falls on Monday morning before heading to the airport. I'm so glad we could fit that in for Suzanne, Cole, Chelle and Gil to see. John, Chad and I liked seeing the Falls during the dry season to contrast with when we saw it during the rainy season. Huge difference!

Chad, John, Protashow and Gil in front of me on the steps.

Protashow and John. We loved getting to know Protashow more this trip and having him work with us! Definitely looking forward to working with him again in April.

After Victoria Falls, Protashow dropped us off at the airport for our journey home. What a wonderful 4th trip for Prosthetic Promises! We are so excited for the next trip in April 2017!

We are so thankful for everyone who has supported us and prayed for our trips--safety in travel, our work in Zambia and for all the people we serve. We know that the work we do through Prosthetic Promises is not us---it's God---He sent us, but it's all Him. Though we're the ones who go, this would not be possible without so many people loving and praying for Prosthetic Promises. Thank you!

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