I think I should mention that this church furnished us with a couch and arm chairs to use for counting medicine. We usually have an unstable wooden bench! We felt very blessed and those who have made this trip before will understand.
The crowd was denser today but everyone is so well mannered that it all seemed quite manageable. The people in Lira have been a joy to serve and serve alongside.
Natalie began our day beautifully by sharing with us that no one can take our joy away, John 16:22. We prayed with some very downcast and embittered people yesterday and it was a timely reminder.
Our first mornings here began rather abruptly at 4:30 am by a crowing rooster - a very determined and full throated rooster. He was so loud that we mused jokingly that he might actually be in the hotel. Shortly after he was witnessed wandering about the lobby! I have heard that a complaint was made to management.... We ate him for dinner last night. Satisfaction.
Today a family of four arrived for medical care and mosquito nets. They were notable in that the head of the family was a 12 year old orphan girl leading her three young sisters. It is sobering to see real life stories like these. We also had four people believe in Jesus for salvation. One of the four was a Muslim woman. Each day in Uganda there are joys and sorrows.
Tomorrow we are on to a new location and I for one will miss the sweet people of Lira. Pray for Amy as she stayed back half of today feeling under the weather.