Its been a great week in Kabale, Uganda. We have set up housekeeping in the White Horse Inn. Somedays we almost feel guilty for our beautiful surroundings and the gracious staff that won't even let us carry our own coffee cups to the room. But then we praise God for the rest for our souls and bodies he is providing here. We have had power issues, car issues, water issues, internet issues- but they seem very trivial in the big picture.
We started off the week spending as much time as possible at Kabale Trinity College.This would be equivalent to high school at home.There are 6 levels here and when they finish they are ready for university. Brethren Community Fellowship has had a long term relationship with KTC with many visiting from California over the years. There is around 1500 students and its a little overwhelming when they all know your name and you see many students with the same haircut and the same uniform!! We always love to catch up with the staff. They are eager to share who has wedded, produced( had babies), and how God is working in their lives. Over the years we have learned to know many of them very well. They ask about everyone they know from California and send their love. They are very busy at the school right now with exams and then at the end of next week students will leave for home. We attended the early morning assemblies at 7:00 AM and are amazed at how awake they are- already dancing and praising the Lord.
Those that sponsor students- this is the best gift you can give over here. Many of these students would not have a chance otherwise. They tell us they pray for their sponsors everyday. An example- we were having dinner at the Little Ritz with Brian, the student we have sponsored for years who is now in university, and a young man walked up named Ernest. He could not get over the chance that Brandon and Heidi have given him. He has finished university and has a job at the bank.
The reason we were in the village was for a bride give-away of Joab's cousin.
This has been a great week. Seeing old friends, making new ones, and seeing many people around the world who worship the same God we do.