The team (both from Uganda and COTHA) now had the routine down with registering people, giving medical exams, dispensing drugs, and handing out nets. We were running smooth by 9:30. When we looked out the door we saw a line that stretched around the Church grounds and way down the road. We started with 2350 nets and now we wondered if we had enough nets. A prayer that nets and medicine could be like fishes and loaves was called for.
About 11:30 a large rainstorm blew in and dump a heavy rain on us. This scattered the long line as they sought cover. Fortunately we had a few canopy tents for some of the people to seek shelter. It seems a lot people went home. We never saw the really long lines again but the flow was steady. By the end of the day we gave out around 2000 nets. We were able to give a net to everyone who walked through the door. The extra nets will go to Churches we have not visited so their members will be protected.
We also went outside to pray with the visitors. I am always amazed at the number of people who come up and ask for prayers. Most are strong Christians who put their faith in prayer that God will answer. Every once and a while a non believer or Muslim comes up and asks for prayer. I find this fascinating. I guess they are covering all their options. It is a great time to evangelize and share God’s love. Sometimes they will accept Christ right then. People ask prayer for heading, wisdom, driving away bad dreams and demons, peace in the home, children, spouses, marriages, etc. They have many needs so we ask you keep the villages we visited in your prayers.
We sent a van load of people who need some surgeries into town for further evaluation. We are awaiting results but they can probably get their surgeries done for less than $200/ each. It will costs us a total of $1000.
The day ended so we said our goodbyes until next year, gave a few public thank you's and praised God for all He has done for us. After that it was off to Pastor Apollo’s home for Communion to end the day. This was a wonderful experience and Apollo said we were the first Muzungas to receive communion in his home. We were very honored. Final goodbyes and Hwy back to the hotel for rest before tomorrow’s long journey to the airport.
As a sign off on the blog we want to thank everyone back home for their prayers and generosity to make all this happen. Our Ugandan friends are praying for you and have a deep gratitude for all you have done
Grace and peace to you,