We first want to thank everyone for their prayers and financial support. We exceeded our goal of $50000. Your generosity will enable us to visit not only 3 chuches and their villages but also a school of nearly a thousand students. God has opened so many hearts we know he will be doing great things this week.
We arrived in Entebbe at about 11 pm and were in our hotel by midnight. Yeah time for real sleep except we had to get up very early for a 7 am departure to drive about 7 more hours. Drives like this are real opportunities for team building.
The countryside is blessed with good rains so everything is green making for some beautiful views. You still see lots of poverty but from 10 year view things seem to be improved. Our first timers were astonished how impoverished some communities remain.
We did stop in Mbale for lunch and visited the Covenant Bible College which supplies the pastors the the Eastern Africa Presbytery Churches. They have a wonderful facilty that has about 45 students. They are in the midst of building a dormitory and dining facilty to help lower the cost of going to the college as well as meet new government standards for their certification. The project is moving forward but has struggled with rising costs and schedule slip. Sounds like one of my projects. You can get more info on their website.
Morris and Aida send their love and best wishes to Holy Apostles and all the others who are supporting us.
Until tomorrow may grace and peace be with you.