Every year, during the mid-to-late dry season, Kazadi undertakes a gruelling 2-day road trip from Lubumbashi to Lwamba. Kazadi is CAM’s Lwamba Representative, a very capable and trustworthy driver/mechanic. He organises a team to accompany him as he drives the Mission lorry along diabolical roads, through many areas with uncertain security, in order to take vital supplies to help the Lwamba Hospital Project.

This year, there was another reason for the trip: to transport reinforcing iron, roofing sheets and tools in preparation for a visit by Paul Stephenson (CAM trustee and former Lwamba missionary) as soon as this is possible for him. Paul will be overseeing the building of a new hospital block. On board the lorry, there was also fuel, boxes of Bibles and some of Lloyd Rowlands’ grafted trees.

They left Lubumbashi on Wednesday 5th and arrived on Friday after a tough journey. Photos show overgrown tracks where they needed to cut back vegetation and trees in order to pass through. Then, the inevitable puncture en route… Once safely arrived at Lwamba and goods unloaded, the truck was used for transporting sand and gravel for the building project. Apparently, on Thursday this week they transported six lorry-loads of sand.

Pray for all the arrangements, which are far from easy during these uncertain times of the pandemic.