My third week in Lilongwe, we had New Teacher Orientation all week. Part of our orientation was a Scavenger hunt in the local marketplace.
We spent the morning recieving an information overload. Then around noon we were split up into 3 groups and each group was assigned a guide. The guides were students from ABC College. Their job was merely to help us find our way around the confusing maze that is the marketplace. They were not to do our bartering for us, as the goal was both to be the first back to campus and to pay the least amount for everything on the list. Of course, the singles were segregated into our own group, and we were assigned a terrific guide named Alinani.
In Malawi, the rainy season begins in late November. Supposedly, it does not ever rain outside of rainy season. As one could expect however, for our outing, God provided a day of unseasonable rain. We set off to stand on the side of the road in order to catch a mini-bus into town.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God!
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.