We have been without internet for the past 2 days, and are preparing to head to the village where we will be without for 2 more days!
On Saturday, we started with a great morning devotion with the Come Lets Dance crew. They asked our students some hard questions about why they were here and what they've learned so far about being a servant, and being a leader.
We then drove out to Double Portion Farm, the 20-acre farm that helps feed the children at WCIA and also serves as a vocational training center. Farm Manager Emma took us on a tour of the farm, explained the Farming God's Way practices they use, and introduced us to all of the farm workers and students. We learned about how to make compost (it's like baking a cake!) and helped input fertilizer into the soil. We ate a delicious fresh lunch and enjoyed some musical entertainment from one of the farm students. We spent the remainder of the day at the Kids House, playing with the students and enjoying games and laughter with them.
On Sunday we visited Great Army church near the Katanga slums for a time of worship. This is the same building where we visited the slum school on Friday, with Headmaster/Pastor Emma. Our students were able to present a brief song to the congregation, which they greatly enjoyed! We enjoyed seeing the contrast in worship between Uganda and America.
Below is the group singing their song in church on Sunday. Juan is not pictured because he is down on the floor playing the local drum.
We were able to visit the African Craft Market in the afternoon to shop for souvenirs. Then we headed to the home of Emma and his wife Annette. They have three children-- Kato, Kizza, and Joshua. We had a GREAT time playing with them at their home! We were also able to witness how much time and effort goes into making a meal here. Annette was a very gracious host and cooked for us a feast! We finished off the night by sharing some testimonies and hearing about Pastor Emma and Annette's stories.
Today we are heading to the village of Kaliro, where CLD director Ben grew up. We were able to hear some of his story last week so it will be exciting to put a visual to the story. We will be hosting a medical clinic this afternoon, and will be stopping by the Nile on our way back home tomorrow.
We continue to covet your prayers! Everyone remains healthy and excited to hear from you.