We have had a lot going on over the last week. The Exchange Tour team left last week and are now in Kansas City getting ready for their first Red Earth Trading Co. pop up store. They will be there for nearly a month.
Adam, who came along with the team, has stayed with us for an extra week and is heading back to Nashville today. He is the Community Development Director for Know Think Act. He has been on staff with us for about a year and a half, but this was his first opportunity to see our work on the ground. It has been great getting to spend some time with him.
On Saturday, we helped out with the wedding of a Bringing Hope to the Family staff member named Tick Tick. He came to know Christ over a year ago and did not want to live like many Ugandans who aren’t legally married. So, he made it his goal to get married this year. Most of the time finances are the reasoning behind couples not getting officially married here. But, thankfully, Bringing Hope to the Family took on this challenge and, banding together, they were able to pull off a very nice wedding in the village.
On Wednesday, we went to the village of Kwikiranganiza to see the new shallow well that we assisted this community in constructing. This well is located near a primary school called Mugamba Ebenezer Primary School that is in an extremely remote area heading towards the Rwenzori Mountains, which is the boarder between Uganda and the Congo. This school is headed by our friend, Pastor Stephen, who lives in Fort Portal. Students were lined up to greet us as we arrived and we had a great time seeing the well and interacting with those in attendance. Over 300 people will benefit from this one well. It is amazing how much of an impact we can make by simply providing clean water.
As we were preparing to leave, the community leaders blessed us with two live chickens and a bunch of matooke (a type of banana). After praising God and shaking hands, we started our journey back to Kaihura.
We want to thank everyone who gave towards the construction of this well. I can assure you that it is money well spent. Thank you also to everyone who supports Global Support Mission and Know Think Act. Thank you for believing in us and working alongside us to reach these communities with the love of Christ.