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Let The Rain Come

25 Oct

Today has been a very interesting day.  Starting at about 9:30 this morning a short, but hard rain came down.  All of the kids were running towards us from under their mango trees to get out of the rain and we did not even know what they were running for.  It then stopped for a while and rained hard another time in the morning.  Right now it is 6:45pm and has been raining for 15-20 minutes.  Thankfully though it has cooled the air.  I am not even sure it got over 90 degrees!

Gail went with some others into Terekeka today to take some of the small children to the local hospital and vaccination station for some check-ups.  They also picked up some supplies while they were in town.

Josh has been helping build some shelving and cabinetry for Lance and Kim’s house and also for the dining room which they call the piet(pie-et).  He is also leading a worship time for the American team that is here tonight.  Please be in prayer for that.

We have also been working with some of the kids on a song to sing one Sunday.  The one we are trying now is “Every Move I Make.”  They really enjoy the “La-Las” in the song.  They memorize by singing it over and over, so we might not sing it on youth for a while.

Today, while it was not raining, we took a walk to look at where they are building the new school.  It is on a 400×200 meter lot that the city gave them.  There are some pictures below of some men working on the foundations for the school rooms.  They will be building 10 individual school rooms to help with the quality of education.  They hope to have around 30-35 students in each classroom.  Also there is a picture of a man standing alone.  He is the guard that stays at the school grounds to make sure nothing gets taken or messed with during the night.  Yes, he is an older man but he still does a very good job.

During our walk to the school…which is about a mile…there is the tourist attraction of Terekeka, a bomb.  It is actually the head of a heavy artillery shell.  They are waiting for someone with the military to come and remove it safely.  Who knows when that will be.

Thank you to those that prayed for cooler days.  Your prayers were answered.  Now, please pray that the mosquitoes are minimal after the rain.  Thank you again for your prayers.

Josh and Gail

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Let The Rain Come

  1. Melody Kneupper

    October 26, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    I just to read like 6 posts to catch up. I got behind. About how often does it rain there? Is the rain you received today rare? If it is, I am glad it rained! Also, I am just curious about where the food comes from. Are they self sufficient there, do they have a garden? Or do they buy most of the food you eat at a store or market?

    Anyways, really glad its going well and I hope it continues to.

    As always, be careful! -Melody

     
    • mtnmovers

      October 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

      Great questions Mel! It is the end of the wet season right now. The first week we were here it didn’t rain at all, but this past week it has rained a bit more. So I guess the rain isn’t exactly rare but it is always a welcome relief to heat, even though it brings out the mosquitos! They do have a garden here, I will try and post pictures of it soon. It is not developed enough to feed the whole compound but they do get some vegetables from it. The rest comes from the local market. But if they are wanting something special then they go to Juba, the capital which is about a two hour drive away. Thanks for all your comments, it is very encouraging!

       

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