Getting back to Zambia and spending time with our project partners is always a welcome opportunity. The current trip started in Nyangombe after a quick stopover in Lusaka. Despite unbelievable road conditions, the bumpy 5.5 hour trip was well worth the effort as time at this mission station never disappoints.
The first day in Nyangombe Project HOPE Executive Director Christopher Graves visited the Carpentry Shop where apprentices had just received the latest shipment of tools from Canada via container and were eager to show off their skills. From expert joints to good technique with the hand planers, the students have been busy making wardrobes, chairs and tables for area houses at the mission. It is incredible to see their ability to produce such professional results with just hand tools!
Featured in the picture are some of the students with new safety glasses donated by Ken Murray who also arranges significant donations of tools from his carpentry union in Hamilton, Ontario.