October 2012 | Uganda | Day 4
Today at Musana we had another adventure.
I think we’re all thankfully past working through our jetlag… and we’re mostly dried out after walking through a Ugandan monsoon.
We arrived at Musana to head out to the new piece of land they have purchased for the dairy cows. It is a great piece of land – about 18 acres. What remains to be done is fencing, and that is what we jumped into. A few people spent a couple hours loading 75 concrete posts while the rest of the team went out to the property to either put posts in holes or mix cement to fill around in the holes. The most challenging part of the fencing project was carrying the 160+ lb posts from where they were dropped off to the holes around the property. I’m not sure how much progress we actually made on that, though we did have some team members who were able to carry those crazy posts! I have a feeling most of us will be a bit sore tomorrow.
After a good time sweating together, we headed back to Musana and had posho and beans with the kids. Then most of the team played and read to the kids while the other part of the team spent time in discussion with the Musana Heads of Departments talking through some of the challenges leaders walk through. We wrapped up the day with the second session of four sessions of Bible 101. We have really had great conversations around the stories we’ve talked about. Amazing time.
Finally, we headed over to Musana’s Sol Café for dinner and trivia night… I will just add here that if anyone is thinking about joining a team to Musana in 2013, they should really have pretty sharp trivia skills. To date, Flatirons teams have ALWAYS prevailed at trivia night. Tonight was no exception.
Before I sign off, I would like to ask everyone who has is reading this to pray for Haril’s father. It seems that he may have had a heart attack today and as I write this Haril is on the way to Kampala where they are taking his father for treatment.
Hopefully we’ll have good news tomorrow,