Today is a day to work at Hope! We will leave the Kumi hotel shortly after breakfast and once again load into the mini bus, which has been our main transport here in Uganda, driven by the masterful driver John. The bus belongs to a driver named Henry who transports is every year, but he has a child being born 7 hours back in the capitol city and wanted to be there for that, so John is taking over this year.
That is a jump seat, the back folds down and the seat folds sideways to become the armrest for the seat beside it. This eliminates aisle space when driving, but adds seats for 7 more passengers!
We are so excited to see our little orphans again and to do some hard labor painting, landscaping, maybe even some gardening and minor construction. I know some of us on the team feel more useful when we do manual labor rather than other ministry where we’re not sure how effectively we really are with the language barrier.
But it’s going to be great working back at Hope Children’s Village! If you haven’t noticed yet, the post that was for yesterday went out this morning. That would be because of the wifi at Kumi and he sheer volume of people using it, even with certain curtesy rules to keep any one person from hogging the band-width, there is still only so much to go around; and it’s not much to begin with. So posts get delayed and people wake up earlier and stay up later to use what small signal they can pull in. But what did we expect from Africa? This is one of the 1st World problems us privileged Americans have to learn to live without. These people have never known the liveries we have in our lifetimes; what we consider necessities they consider luxuries.
But we are excited about the work and can hardly wait to begin!
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist