We returned today from our second rescue unit in the village of Gom. What an adventure it was. We took a four hour bus ride to Ndu which takes you through the tea fields of Cameroon. We then switched over to four wheel vehicles for what was supposed to be an another four hour drive. It started raining and the roads were terrible. We got out and walked multiple times resulting in us getting wet. When we finally arrived at the unit we had been on the road for 13 hours. Needless to say it was quite the adventure and although we were wet and muddy we were in good spirits. We set our tents up ate a sandwich and slept like rocks.
Our first day we foot washed and gave shoes to 60 orphans and on Monday we did another 62. Thus far we have given out 240 pairs of shoes and have one more foot washing day on Friday.
Sunday we attended a baptist church that was a combined service of two separate congregations. We preformed songs, puppets, and drama. It was something to see these people with the puppets many had never seen anything like it. Tom Maher preached the morning message. After the four hour service, we had lunch of fu fu corn ( like grits) and jama jama( like spinach). It was so humbling to see the scarafice this family made to feed us. The entire time we were at the unit we were surrounded by people who wanted to see the white people.
On Monday we did more foot washing and then went to to the open market to do an open air presentation it was such an amazing experience and 65 accepted Christ. Made that long trip worth it all!!
We had a good trip back to the base it took only 8 hours and the roads were dry. We did have to walk up a couple of hills but other than that it went well. We arrived back to the staff children jumping and shouting to welcome us home.
We can hardly believe that we have only 7 more days in Cameroon
Gabe keeps us all laughing with his made up stories that include each team member.