|Serge demonstrates the three level animal housing.|
Today we traveled 65 Kilometers to a district named Kayonza. The main purpose was to experience the water walk. I know Bryce posted about his experience with that, so I won't bore you with the tale of my pathetic walk up the mountain with my measly 5L bottle. Let's just say there was much heavy breathing!
What I want to write about is the ministry that is happening in that place through International Teams, the ministry group that is hosting us. Kayonza is a much more rural area, and I-Teams owns a piece of land. Their vision is to use that land to improve the lives of the whole community. First of all, they have dug a well, which when they get the electricity hooked up will mean that water walks will be a thing of the past. The well cost $20,000 US to dig. They had to go down 120 meters, put in the pump and the pipes to get it to the site. This will give the whole community access to a much closer water source which will change their lives dramatically.
|The wedding-cake cabbage patch|
One of the cool things about this experience is that we are seeing the effects of some of the major issues in Africa, AIDS, lack of water, poverty...but we are also seeing how people are creatively trying to address those issues.
|Jill and Bryce|
Continue to hold us in prayer, as we still have a fair amount of adventure ahead of us. We have been adding to a prayer list everyday, and it is getting quite long, but we have much to pray for! God bless.