today in a new village it is worth reminiscing on how wonderful the village was
in the mountains. There was such a great
community there and the need was great.
Pastor George and everyone were grateful for the blessings they
received. We were simply a conduit. There are families and people that will stay
in our prayers.
Today’s journey began with excitement
as we were on one of the best roads in Uganda for awhile. However we knew this was a remote village and
our excitement continued has we trekked along many dirt roads with many
turns. There were so many I would be
lost in Uganda forever if I were to drive.
We knew where we were headed there
was great need and sickness. It would be
far greater than the mountains. As we
were going I WAS wondering where the people would come from as we were getting
deeper into the bush.
We arrived at the village with
people already waiting. We set up and
were off and running. Today was different. There was a calmness with the people and the
process was very smooth. There were many
people and you could tell there was a great need. We were in a much drier area. The crops were not as plentiful. However the happiness of the people was the
same or greater. They are so grateful
for the help they received.
We had bought as much medicine as we started with on Monday and
had increased our amounts on antibiotics.
By lunch we had run out of antibiotics and were running low on most
other medicine. We wanted to make sure
the people received their medicine as they will come back on Friday for
it. At the Pharmacy we doubled up on the
antibiotics that we ran out of.
A special note to the Pharmacy in
Bellville that had sent us with double what we normally take from the states
and they gave it to us for free. Their
help was tremendous and made a huge difference the first days of our journey. There are many in Uganda thankful for their
We sent our youngest out today,
Trey and Erin, to do healing prayer with some members of the group. It was great to see them jump right in as
many needed prayers. Because we had a
large flat area we were able to play soccer or at least kick the ball with the
kids. The children enjoyed that and it
seemed something different from what they normally get to do.
The process for seeing people with
the doctors moved much quicker today and many received help especially early
on. We left with almost no nets to give
Tomorrow they will be waiting with
smiles as we arrive. I would venture to
guess many will travel over 10 to 15 miles to get to the location as we shoot
for giving out almost 1800 nets. Word
spreads fast and the anticipation is exciting.