It’s 7:00am and most won’t be up for another hour. Today we travel to Gulu so we can distribute beds on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Monday will be about 3 hours drive away in Agoro, close to the Sudan border. Tuesday we will still be several hours out of Gulu in Oroko, and then Wednesday will be close by in Unyama. Unyama will be the place where we give out those other 50 beds that Madelene posted about from the previous team that was here last week. Extra prayers for the team on that day, please.
We are looking forward to our time of travel (as much as you can facing hours on a bumpy Ugandan road) so we can get to know each one better. We ask for prayers of safe travels, more rest for all after days of travel, and preparation of our hearts, hands and feet for service this week.
After a “relatively” peaceful drive to Gulu, we have had a wonderful meal with Jennifer in preparation for tomorrow’s distribution of mattresses, blankets, Bibles and mosquito nets. Supplies sorted for the next two weeks, everyone is ready for more rest. And we did get some rest today. It’s amazing how one can sleep while traveling, as Mike declared it, the worst road in the world. We disagreed, stating that it was only band for about 80 km now instead of the 332 km it used to be. I can’t wait to come back again in three more years and see how much Gulu has grown once again. There is so much new construction and businesses here now that the fear of another civil war has dismissed and people are returning “home”. So many of them return to find no home and no family. We travel tomorrow to Agoro, very close to the Sudan border. As I understand it, the distribution site was a safe haven started by an Australian woman as a place where the children could flee the rebels and get a good nights sleep. We have about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive to get there. Thanks to all for your prayers and support. Sweet Dreams.