When it is time to buy food for the kids in Uganda it’s a shopping trip quite different from our run to the grocery store. There are wholesalers in back alleys with sacks and sacks of grains and legumes filling small closet like spaces to the ceiling. Phiona negotiates a price and purchases nearly fifty kilos of rice, powdered corn that is called Posho, beans, flour, and sugar. Then we go to the market to purchase the fresh items on a regular basis.
Well this shopping trip the kids are out of school so Phiona decided to take them to a village so the children could buy food from the food source. They met the people who grow the food. They saw the fish being hauled in off the boats. What an excellent learning experience for them.
Some day we hope to get them settled onto good land where they can participate in growing their own food, and caring for livestock like goats, pigs, and chickens. It is our goal, and has been our goal from the very first moment we felt God call us to help orphaned children in Uganda. It is much harder to do than it is to plan for it, I’m learning that the hard way. The HARD way, over and over and over again. But just watch me not give up.
We will persevere until we are able to develop our dream. We can wait for the right people we can trust to help us create a home where the children are protected from thieves who would overlook their needs and fill their own pockets. The hardest part about doing work in Uganda for orphaned children is finding people to work with that can truly be trusted.
I know for sure our team who works with these kids have been fully accountable to the last shilling on every detail, and they are not working for “me” but doing this work as ministry for God. Thank you God for providing. We will wait for the next team who can help us make the right home. It is all in God’s good timing. We are learning that rushing and moving fast (as we do here in the US) doesn’t work so well in that culture. We will go slow. God will move on behalf of these children.