Than Water & Power Outages
& Chasing Chickens
August 7, 2011
Two fighting cocks ended up on our veranda yesterday. One was obviously terrorizing the other, who ran behind the wicker love seat to hide and find safety. I jumped up and attempted to shoo them off the veranda and and into the compound next to ours. The weaker bird thought better and sought refuge through the open door into our living room. I finally chased the victor out the front door, but the wounded and bleeding one buried his head in three different corners and under a coffee table ... leaving blood spots on the walls and floor. Not until I grabbed both of his wings and heaved him out into our compound yard did this ridiculously funny episode come to an end.
This experience and the recent power and water outages, that we lived with while the team from Idaho was here, are not what make up my time and give me meaning here in Uganda. They are minor and amusing elements that bring smiles to my face and generate some great stories.
|Sarah, Rose, Paul, and Hannah|
Discipleship is not a program. It is not a body of content and information designed to indoctrinate subordinates with personal theological convictions. Discipleship is a mutually encouraging and empowering relationship that results in an intense and intimate following of Christ. It involves giving away all that Jesus Christ has given us, particularly to the next generation regardless of what continent they live on, so that they have a better skill at living life than we ever did.
|Edgar, Sera, Jeff|
Last night he was filled with wise words, demonstrating fruit gleaned from the past several years. He told the girls that there are few people who help sow seeds in the lives of young people and stay committed to them to see fruit from those seeds. He expressed gratitude to the Lord for bringing Pam and me into his life, helping plant seeds in it that have helped him be who he is and come to where he is. Edgar has made the transition from boy to man and become a real man of God over the past 7 years. We delight in the amazing work of transformation God has accomplished in his life.
|Love connection between America and Africa|
To God be the glory. Great things He is doing.