Sunday, May 3, 2015

Farewell to Africa

Another busy final week in Kabale town. We had good byes , a day in the villages, and an overnight at Lake Bunyoni. Then on Friday we traveled to Kigali, Rwanda and are now waiting for our taxi for the airport. Tracy preached at the Presbyterian church this morning. We are pondering the many ways we have seen God at work, are extremely tired and fighting a few minor bugs, and very ready to arrive home.

Pastor Wilbur's new Ministry wheels

Tuesday we stopped and visited Irene, a lady we met at church. She is raising
3 grandchildren whose father is in prison. Her faith in God providing for them
was so solid and she shared scriptures God has given her over the years.

We then traveled to a village Kigata out of Kabale. Way up a hill of course!
Angela, the pastor had African tea and bread ready for us. The church is
a work in process. First we got sunburned-then rained upon!! A great time
of worship.

We spent our last night in Uganda at the Birdsnest Resort at Lake Bunyoni
and did not much but enjoy the view! This resort has interesting history
concerning Idi Amin. The people around the lake use dugout canoes for
transport so we took a turn. Not quite as easy as it looks!

The resort

Room with a view

Julius, a teacher and friend helped us navigate the many
steps of the Uganda-Rwanda border. So much paperwork!
Then left us at the Heaven Inn and Restaurant. A great
place in Kigali ran by Americans.


Tracy visited our coffee in Karama village with Michael
and Charles on Saturday.

The godmother and Michael

Martin's family

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New Places-New Faces

We are behind in posting our happenings - the power and internet together have not cooperated. We have had many long days seeing God in amazing ways and dropping to sleep exhausted every night! We were able to travel to Rushere (About 5 hours away) last week and visit good friends Peter and Shallon. Peter was  a teacher at KTC and now works with Living Water which combines digging wells and sharing the gospel. We took Joab part of the way, picked up Peter, picked up Mutahi(another friend)in Mbararra and stopped at the school farm on the way.  Rushere is very different from Kabale - much hotter and they mostly raise cattle.
KTC farm - pineapple, citrus, mangos all planted together

We stayed at Rusheri Hospital Guest House And had some time to relax.

Our view from the guest house

We went to Peter's for lunch and worship. This is Mutahi and Timothy,
Peter's oldest son whom we met as a baby.

Peter's family

Worship at Peter and Shallon's-a very special time

Timothy singing at Living Water staff devotions the next

The small building is the church at Kyabagyenyi village we visited.

Peter translating

Living water brought Sack lunches and sodas

Listening intently

Back in Kabale at the delicious "pork Joint" we have discovered with a
view down of Kabale town.

Saturday we traveled to Jackson and Kate's village waaaay up another hill!
They had friends and family in and served another fantastic meal. Jackson
works at White Horse Inn and we have got to know them as family.

Jackson's mother and the lay leader of their church.

They have expanded their home since last year. Very nice

Family and friends

Little Tracy and Big Tracy

Sunday Worship

This lady in the middle stood up after church and said she wanted Christ.
She came from a family that worshipped idols. She couldn't sleep at nite
because of demons harassing her. Her name is Hellen and she was going to
go home and tell her family about Christ.

Lunch after church with the New Vision School Staff.

We attended Apollo and Judith's wedding reception last week.
She called and invited us over and surprised us with supper.

Joab went with us. A really fun evening. Judith always
shows you a good time.