Monday Musings (special Wednesday edition) – 24/03/10
I have been reminded this week that one is never too old to learn. For years I have talked about learning how to drive a car with a standard transmission but talk is cheap. An extended stay in Africa where most cars are powered by a diesel fuelled standard transmission engine with right hand drive has a way of taking care of cheap talk – either you learn to drive a standard or else you prepare to walk – looooooong walks!!!! So, upon our arrival in Kitwe Zambia, I asked Ron Hills if he would take the time to teach me. I figured that someone who has driven everything from dirt bikes to eighteen wheelers might know something about standard transmissions.
Lesson one happened on the pothole filled back roads of Zambia. Lesson two took me on to the main roads toward Kitwe. Lesson three found Marie-José and I manoeuvring roundabouts to downtown Kitwe without my teacher as he was needed at the Bible College. For those who equate danger in Africa with snakes, scorpions and hippos, think again – a student driver in a roundabout may be as dangerous as the big five!!!! So, driving a standard in Africa has become a reality.
Until next time from Zambia…
“Taking risks for Kingdom impact!”