Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast"

Sunday, August 23, 2015

                                          MT ELGON MISSION TRIP - LOCAL B& B

Well, I'm back from two weeks of intensity so I am relaxing and trying to get back to normal whatever that is. It was really a great trip despite being difficult. There were about 40 people there and they were so appreciative. One older pastor said on the last day that he had broken down and wept thanking God that they had been sent this truth. One of the young pastors from Uganda wants to organize a conferences for us in Uganda and in Rwanda. An interesting open door.

Just to give you a little example of the food: I was outside one day and saw the kids all of a sudden running to a place where it looked like there were thousands of locusts streaming out of a whole in the ground. They began to try to catch them using blankets. I asked Harrison what was going on and he told me they were termites (not the same kind of termites that eat wood). They were considered a delicacy and they were catching them to eat.  So that night for supper they had fried termites. I tried them but they tasted like fried insects to me and I went back to my peanut butter and jam. 

  I really didn't know what to expect in the property that that Harrison rented for us-at  $15 a month no  one really knows. It wasn't a bad little house although it very badly needed paint and other work. It beats sleeping in a tent and even had electricity. They put some mattresses and blankets and a few plastic chairs and kitchen utensils so we had what we needed. The kitchen was basically just a small room--no sink, counters, or anything else for that matter. We brought a two burner gas stove and a gas cylinder to cook on. Steve did the cooking and it was a challenge to eat just what they ate. I brought some peanut butter and jam and I went through all of it pretty fast.  

The bathroom was outside and was a dirty concrete room with a hole. There was another concrete room for the shower. There was no running water in the house so to take a shower you had to get water from a barrel,  heat it on the stove, and then take it outside to the shower room in a plastic basin and do the best you could. On the plus side we were right across the street from where we taught so it was convenient.  



The area there is really beautiful lush green valleys and mountains. The weather was beautiful.Everybody told me to expect it to be very cold but it was perfect.