Thanksgiving Greetings from Katie Wilkins Who is in Zambia

Wow, what a whirlwind of a last couple months it’s been! I left the States on the 30th of September, so I’m approaching my 2-month anniversary here in Zambia.
So far it’s been so wonderful. Well, maybe except for the weather. I don’t think it’s been below 90 degrees one day in the last 8 weeks. It usually peaks around 100 degrees and with no air conditioner, some days I feel like it has to be closer to 200 degrees. But, it’s been so fun getting to work with the students and getting to know them better.
I’m teaching music, art, and PE right now as well as playing with and reading to the orphans who live at the Rafiki village in the evenings and on the weekends. Right now Zambia is in the dry season, so basically everything is brown. Zambia has the hot, dry season, the hot, rainy season, the cold, rainy season, and the cold, dry season. We’re just getting ready to transition into the hot, rainy season. The locals tell me that it will rain every day once the rains start. Remarkably, a lot about Zambia reminds me of north-central Nebraska.

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