Where in Zambia am I going?

John Wagner
John Wagner

   I’ve been working on my packing list and planning where I will visit.  The temperature should range from 40’s – 70’s because it is Zambia’s “winter” season in July. I hope to travel light, but we will see about that LOL!  We will be in Lusaka on July 6th & 8th, with a day visit to Kabwe on the 7th.  Then we head west on July 9th.  The plan is to visit these towns and villages on my trip:

  • LusakaI plan to see the Oblates’ House of Studies and many other mission efforts including work farming.
  • KabweI will be visiting our parish house.
  • KalaboThe Oblates recently built huts for elderly people in this village!
  • LukuluI should be visiting a church, school, HIV clinic and leprosarium.
  • Mongu From radio station Radio Liseli the Oblates broadcast into remote areas and villages of Zambia. This should be very interesting.
  • Shangombo – A huge focus of this trip for the traveling team is to build a much needed toilet / sanitation system here.

To give you a sense of scale, the time for traveling by bus from Lusaka to Mongu  is about 8 hours at a distance of 600 kilometers (375 miles).

More old school maps LOL
More old school maps LOL

Author: John Wagner

I work for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Belleville, Illinois in the USA. The Oblates are a Roman Catholic congregation of priests and brothers founded after the French Revolution by St. Eugene De Mazenod to work among the poor. Today there are nearly 4,000 missionaries working in more than 60 countries around the world.

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