There is so much great stuff going on right now in Karamoja that it has taken some serious self-discipline (which I obviously haven’t had for the past several months) to sit here, in Soroti, at my computer to write to you.
In the peace villages there are 2 new Village Health Workers (VHWs) in the groups that I’m training and assisting. I’m also in the process of working with a group of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), assessing their level of training and discerning how we can support and encourage them. The medical needs feel a bit overwhelming right now and the workers, though trying hard, are struggling with the diagnostics and critical thinking. Please pray for them!
Also, out in the villages we are beginning to tell the Old Testament stories the same way they tell stories, from memory while just sitting together in the shade. People are very receptive. You can pray that they are able to take the message of the stories and apply the biblical truths to their lives.
"Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers." -Sidlow Baxter
· Love and team unity- May they know we are Christians by our love. (John 13:35)
· More workers in Karamoja!
· Health- Lately it seems like every time I come back from Karamoja I’m sick.
I had the privilege last month of going down to northwest Uganda to help with a medical outreach and church plant project. It was a good break from my normal routine and an encouraging group of nurses and doctors to work with.
|Spending time with the ladies, learning how to carry firewood on my head.|
|Teaching kids about hygiene.|