During these months in East Africa, we are learning so much about our movement together. As we continue to live in Uganda, we are trying to maintain the example we recognize we must demonstrate amongst this community. We are learning how important it is to demonstrate the image of our God to our neighbors. Every little conversation we have, every meal we share, and every project we begin is an opportunity we cannot take lightly. People constantly come and ask what our program is or, what we are doing. While we try to explain our hope for Bombo and East Africa, we are left to Jesus’ common refrain, asking them to ‘come and see’ what we are doing.
Amongst all of this, modern communications within East Africa are a challenge as electricity is sometimes sparse and the internet is unreliable. However, let us take this opportunity to catch you up on what has been taking place there in the last few weeks! Enjoy!
Francis & Annette Lubega’s Kitchen
Francis’ kitchen is almost complete! We only need to finish the stove and the cloor. The stove design is finished and we are excited. Annette, Francis’ wife, is very excited about the stove being at waist level so she will be able to stand while cooking. Francis and Annette noted how they haven’t seen anything like this in Bombo yet, so they know people will wonder how she can cook standing up. Most families cook from a fire that is on the ground. Often this arrangement leads to physical health issues later on in life. Instead of this type of stove, we simply brought the ground up to her waist and made a concrete slab so that she doesn’t have to constantly bend over in order to prepare food. On average, Annette spends about 4-7 hours a day in the kitchen preparing food. If we can make it a more comfortable and healthy set-up for her back, then Annette’s overall health will be better for it.
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