Today, our family got to watch one part of the body of Christ bless another part of the body of Christ. A PCA church in Georgia wanted to send a Christmas gift to a village church here in Uganda. We got to play "mailman" this morning! So much fun!
Our day started bright and early at the Tuesday market, where we picked up the gifts. One of our deacons worked very hard bartering (while we mzungus stayed hidden) and then after the price had been agreed upon and settled, we came and picked up the goats...one goat for each family in the church.
Then we led them through the market,
back to the waiting trucks...
We loaded them on and tied them up...putting the most stubborn one at the back in permanent "time out."
Aren't they cute?
Then, once again, the deacon bartered for another 30-40 minutes and scored all kinds of good deals on chickens...one for each person in the church.
Then we attempted to deck them out with name tags, but since the people gathered together on "Africa time" most of the name tags were ingested. :)
I love these sweet ladies!
Here is Herbert and Beatrice and Baby Eric! Herbert pastors the church at Mazimasa.
There are three sets of kids that come to church without their parents. Here is one group of 5 brothers.
Everyone got a chicken, from the oldest saints...
to the youngest...
What a blessing to be apart of today!