Preparing the Soil

Proverbs 6:6-7 “Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.” How better to spend the dry season than digging raised beds in preparation for the rain? It has been back breaking labor for all of our… (more…)

First Two Weeks of Parenthood

Verse for the first two weeks of parenthood: Php 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Most people don’t know this but, Gavriella is my first baby…ever. Never had a sibling, no younger cousins, and no infant experiences in my past. So almost… (more…)

Our Busy, Busy Tata (Grandmother)

In John’s culture, it is the responsibility of the mother in law to check in on her daughter-in-law when she is pregnant to make sure that she is faring along well. So John’s mom came for a visit. She wasn’t expecting me to go into labor the same day she arrived. Anyways, she has been quite busy. She has been… (more…)

She Finally Made It!

Thank you so very much to everyone who has been praying for our little one. After 30 hours of natural child birth, our baby girl was born on Monday morning at 1:30 am. Her name is Gavriella Joy Apolot. Our pastor, Dr Juventine Emuku, was the one who delivered her, and if it were not for God using him, she… (more…)

When You Don’t Know You’re Being Watched

My phone started ringing as I was driving to the market today. I saw it was someone from Jinja and figured I’d call them back later when I wasn’t driving through an intersection. Well, who would have ever thought they were at the intersection watching me not pick the phone! It was such a great surprise having Moro Steven Collins… (more…)

Student Presentations

This week is Biographical Study Methods and everyone is busy presenting their research to John and me. So far, we have learned about Joab, Melchizedek, Lot, Paul, Joseph, Moses, and Ezra. Things have been so interesting even house help is coming to sit in on evaluations. It’s great seeing them practice their teaching skills as we help them improve.

Fighting Starvation Starts with Compost

Our students have been working hard. We have 7 compost piles on our compound. Other than that, the church congregation in the village has been busy. They have another 23 piles! This makes for a total of 30 piles of compost which is enough material for 60 raised beds. Pretty impressive for one month’s work by two dedicated Bible students… (more…)