The Strength of Souls

I am deeply impressed by the strength of people’s souls in this place. Jon and I are have settled down enough, that we interact with Malawians on a daily basis and are developing many friendships along the way. We have noticed that as we get more and more integrated into the community, death seems to take a stronger and stronger presence. Just the other day we realized that it had been more than 2 days since hearing about the death of one person or another connected in some way to our friends or colleagues. Learning to deal with death on a daily bases is hard, but what I find more challenging is learning to grasp how my Malawian friends go on living life with such joy, such strong spirits, always so helpful, always with a smile.