Published: May 21st 2012May 20th 2012
On Stage with Steve
Allison, Caitie, Andy and Sean get called up on stage to help Steve lead the crowd.
We are almost ready. The second Zambia group from OLP is about to leave for Africa.We have one fundraiser left, this weekend, a commissioning mass over Memorial Day weekend and a packing day, then off we go.
The actual trip dates are June 1 to June 23, 2012. There are 10 of us going: Monica, Mary, Ian, Denis, Sean, Evan, Caitie, Allison, J.P., and Andy. Sandy can’t go on the trip after all, but she is still helping make advance arrangements for when we get there.
Fr. Patrick has e-mailed us and told us that we will spend the first few days in Lusaka and a good deal of the time we will be at St. Theresa Mission in Ibenga. The original plan for starting the school at Kapiri Mposhi is still tied up with negotiations over the land, so we will be working with a couple of other schools instead. We will get a chance to see Kapiri Mposhi, Ndola and possibly Solwezi. The last few days of our trip we will see tourist Africa in Livingstone at Victoria Falls.
The fundraising has gone very well and with the help of many very generous and thoughtful people
Praying the Steps
Andy, Evan, Monica, JP, Allison and Sean prepare to start the steps at Mother Cabrini Shrine
(family, friends, and the parish – it restores your faith in your fellow man) we have been able to help everyone offset some of their airfare and their daily on the ground costs in Zambia. We will be bringing a wide variety of materials with us. Laptop computers, college-level texts, clothes, power tools, school supplies, soccer balls, soccer cleats and more. The pictures are from the fundraisers like our prayer day at Mother Cabrini Shine and the Steve Angrisano concert and our service project last December.
Everyone is getting very excited about leaving. 12 days and counting. We are excited about sharing our trip with you. Thank you for your support of us and your interest in our connection with the people of Zambia.
There are more photos below