Tuesday, October 16, 2012

meanwhile...

Yesterday:
Amy tries to teach preschool but a stomach virus hit hard, knocking Amy out of commission for the day (but thankful that our house has indoor plumbing!)
Meanwhile...
Travis has a morning of ministry meetings with teammates
Meanwhile...
The Stevens' neighbor cut the water pipes so the land next to their fence eroded which made the cow fence fall down. While the fence was being repaired, the cows went over the fence into the gardens of two neighbors. One female neighbor was satisfied with money to purchase seeds for replanting. The other elderly male neighbour whose garden was not as affected demanded the equivalent of a teacher's monthly salary for the missing leaves of his plants. Travis sat with the local councilman, the elders, the cow worker, and the garden owners. Though the price he demanded was outrageous, the man would not budge until the local councilman offered a compromise (which was still outrageous). At the peak of the negotiations, the man received a phone call that his sick wife in DRC had died. The group erupted in wailing and mourning. Needless to say, Travis gave him the (ridiculous) compromised price.
Meanwhile...
Miss Pamela called to say that RMS was moving to her house. Lilli had gone to check on the rabbit Clover only to find mpali, biting safari ants, had invaded the front room of the school. She and Pamela rescued Clover before the mpali killed him. They then found ribbons of mpali invading every room of the school. When Lilli went to check on the school goat Moringa, she found him paralyzed in one place, afraid to move for the mpali surrounding him. Quickly, they removed him from the schoolyard. After retrieving books and animals and paying someone to use the kerosene/water solution to move the mpali away, RMS (including animals) was held at Pamela's house.
Meanwhile...
Chrissy and her parents are traveling the bumpy road  to Bundibugyo.
Meanwhile...meanwhile...meanwhile...
Somedays in Bundibugyo are so varied, unexpected, and outrageous that I wonder what God is up to in the midst of it all.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for bothering to blog! God bless you. Judy in HMB

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