Hi loved ones
What can I say? Where do I begin? The ride up to the camp was on a small dirt road in the forest. We passed tiny groups of poeple who were at their shops (huts and homes) Like a bike shop, electronics, food
Now- Picture a hut with letters on it and a bunch of men fixing things or hanging out...red dirt everywhere. All kinds of vegetation and trees up the mountain. Even some beautiful meadows. Cows and goats tied up here and there. Kids running out to wave at the bus, dirty faces, torn dirty clothes and homes made of stick and mud and then some nicer ones about the size of a bedroom with brick and even windows and door. The camp sits on top of the mtn and looks out to lake louise. Much like looking out at the san juans. BEAUTIFUL...right now the couple is developing relationships with the villages and cleaning up te land for some building. They hope to use this as a camp that men/sons, mothers/daughters and families can come and rest, learn about God and do retreat like things. The first group is arriving next week for a small retreat. Tents are all they have. One outhouse much like you would find on a backpacking trip.
Now...I dont know if I have the words to describe my walk down to a small fishing village last night. By village I mean...Huts made of scraps of wood like you would throw together if you were stuck in the forest. It is on the beach. Ladies were drying smelt. Children Ran naked, filth everywhere, women laying around and men watching us closely. These people are on the property that was just bought and need to move. They really have nothing. The men have wooden fishing boats and its overwhelming. I cant describe the poverty, kids ran up with shy faces, huge smiles and one little boy reached up and grabbed me for a hug. I was with a gal who had candy so the kids were happy. One father got very angry. So today we are organizing for 3 days of medical clinics in 2 villages much like I just described. We are hoping these people will see that our hearts are open, not a threat.
Ok thats all for now.
No access here I am being priviledged to share.
They people are tyring to build encourage healthy Godly families. the men now are pretty harsh and controlling. Very little teaching of how to be a loving father to their children or loving husband.
we have it so good
I love you,
Goodmorning from Entebbe
It is very warm and sticky- Lots of gnats in bed with me this a.m....not much sleep had-
So far it reminds me of Mexico but cleaner. People have friendly. The first friends name is
FAROOK...just like King Farook!
I will send more when I get on with the purpose.
We leave this a.m. for the medical outreach.
Love to All