|The sad condition of the cows last November|
Any reports concerning the death of Next Generation Ministries farm have been determined to be without any credibility. Though the condition of this fledgling enterprise 5 months ago lead some to believe that the death of that farm was imminent, today the real story has to be told.
Just as the rainy season has come to refresh the dry red soil of Uganda, so new life has come to the NGM farm through the teamwork of Chris Kulaba, Peter Bukenya, Elisha Ezra, and Paul Hunter.
|Plenty of shade, food, water, medical treatment & love|
Treated fence posts were purchased and erected. Fencing was strung. Brush was cleared. Feed was put in front of the cows continually. Water was always available. Veterinarians came to treat the animals. It's true that we lost two cows because of neglect. But, the rest are currently looking healthy and contented.
|Small, but new farm house for overseeing herdsman|
AND, in order to maintain better oversight of the animals and reduce theft, a small house was built and a man hired to live in it with his small family.
As this is report is being written, plumbing materials are being transported to the farm for the finishing of two showers and two toilets. Doors are being installed on those facilities right now.
|Good looking animals now!|
Without the commitment and initiative of Chris Kulaba, who has been providing consistent direction and encouragement to the herdsmen working on the farm ... well, the farm would not have survived. The previous farm manager felt financial pressure in his personal life and misused funds from NGM to relieve that pressure ... to the neglect and abandonment of the farm. However, the pressure only increased, his guilt depressed him, and all responsibility was avoided.
|Chris (on the right) has done a great job|
in a learning capacity
Before the end of 2015 the farm should have new calves born and milk flowing. The on site employee will provide constant oversight of the animals that need love and care.
The future is bright and filled with promise. The generosity of the donors for the NGM farm has allowed it to be revived and remain alive ... and kicking! From a near collapse to a vibrant and hope filled enterprise ,,, now the goal is for the farm to become self sustaining in the year 2016.
Someone has said ... Teamwork makes a dream work. It sure has worked down on the farm!