"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bodas, Mud and a Karamoja Pastor's Seminar

The pastors with our mission in Karamoja planned a pastoral training seminar a while ago and asked Eric to come teach at it as well.  It was presumed that the roads would be pretty good.  So, we planned the trip and four of the kids planned to go along as well in order to have some play time with our friends up there.  Then the rain decided to come back in full force turning the bad road into a muddy mess.

Reflecting the spirit of the US Postal service, Eric decided to try to make it up there anyway.  While the roads were certainly not passable in any of our Mbale vehicles, the bodas could still make it through.  And somehow the kids managed to talk their way into still going too.  The apple doesn't fall far from the trees in regards to finding adventures.  They had a blast.  For three hours they went through and around the mud...sometimes slowly and sometimes they had to get off and walk, but they loved it.

The seminar went really well (they had representatives from 10 churches there) and the fellowship on all accounts was great.

And speaking of bodas... they do have a saying here...

"Any load, any road..."

Yes, these pigs were very much alive...

And unlike my children, they weren't quite as pleased with their adventure...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your updates (great pictures!). We will keep you and your ministry in Uganda in our prayers. God bless, Scott Johnson