The team arrived in Koboko, Uganda on Wednesday after a bus ride from Kampala. The team had the opportunity to see elephants, babboons, hippos and the beautiful scenery of Africa such as river rapids and mountains. The next day the team settled in and started unpacking and organizing for the upcoming weekend. We sorted the shoes by sizes for the first footwashing outreach on Saturday, and got crafts, songs and Bible stories together for the orphans. The next day we started working on the TMI Base in Koboko. The team is working on building a fence around part of the property, working on the floors in the rooms of the base, and buildling a wall that will separate the staff living quarters and BMW classrooms from the outdoor pavilion.
Saturday, the team was greeted by several orphans and we washed their feet and provided shoes for them. Also they participated in games, crafts, songs and Bible stories. After the orphans ate lunch, the House of Justice Orphan Rescue Unit choir treated us with several songs. Our team performed a small presentation and thirty-six children accepted Christ as their personal savior. It was a great and amazing day.
Sunday, the team performed in a nearby church. They sang songs, shared testimonies and did dramas. One lady in the church gave her heart to Jesus Christ during that service. Great and amazing things are happening here and the team can not wait to see what else we may achieve with the help of God. Everyone is doing great with memory review and we completed it by 2 PM today.
We don’t have running water and have to walk to a nearby stream to get water for bathing and laundry. We have limited electric through solar power. Our meals are cooked over charcoal heat. God is still God and doing amazing things in the orphans lives of Koboko, Uganda, but most importantly he is challenging our own hearts to grow and flourish and become closer to Him.