To start off, the people I'm staying with had some guests come, so I agreed (didn't really have a choice) to move out of my room temporarily. Thankfully, the Panduros (the people I housesat for) took me in for 3 days. The day I showed up, what happens? Read on.
Internet has been nonexistent the past few days. "Why?" you ask? Here in Uganda, power comes and goes. Whether it is for rationing or its a fault, it can last either a few hours or a few days. We have finally recovered from 3 days of no power! That means no internet, no computers, no fridge, no lights, no alarms, and no sound at the meeting. Batteries come in very handy, but as I'm sure you know, batteries don't last forever.
|Our only power source!|
Anyway, seeings how we didn't have power, Chris, Tabi, and I all had dinner by candle light. After that, we washed up by candle light. Then, we brushed our teeth by candle light. Everything was done by candle light. Then when it was late, I went to my room and read by candle light. Then I got bored (and a bit dizzy) so I hit the sack.
Alright, moving on to the next subject.
While we were in service the other day, (Saturday) Abraham and I found a guy standing alone, so we walked up to talk with him, and offered him a tract. Turns out he was a witness! Or...so we thought. I'm still not totally sure, actually. He said he was looking for the witnesses in Fort Portal, and had already come twice already and not found us at the Kingdom hall. So it worked out well that we found him! But things got a bit confusing and odd...
He said the following: "I do not want to go home yet. How about I come to your place?"
I said: "Uh...Thats kinda shady, dude..." He didn't seem to get how it was kind of dodgey haha!
His name is Chris, and he hasn't been baptized or started publishing yet. As I am not totally sure how that works in a situation like that, (and a bit confused) we took him over to the closest Elder so that he would deal with it! Talk about passing the responsibilities! I can still do that, because I'm not an Elder yet! Ah, the glories of youth. The only thing is that the closest Elder was like 2 miles away in the hot sun up and down hills. So after about an hour of walking and sweating, we found him and gave Chris away. Still not sure how they worked it out, but I've seen Chris at all the meetings so far, answering and all! So far it seems to have turned out rather well!
Alright, yet another subject change. Chris (the OTHER Chris) and I were working out in the field the other day, and there was a group of houses that we worked. We got some pretty good calls and such, and worked it out thoroughly. As we were leaving the group of houses though, there was this little kid calling to us. Now, normally we might just wave and move on, because honestly, there is always someone calling after us muzungus. But for some reason, we paid attention to him. We stared at this little guy for a second, trying to decide what to do. He kept calling us over and pointing. After giving it some thought, Chris said "You never know, it could be an angel guiding us." So we chuckled some and went after the kid. He led us around back, and sure enough, there was another tiny shoebox house back there. And sure enough, there was a young woman in there. So I figured "Chris might be right, this really might be direction." So I jumped in full force with the teach book and offered a bible study. Aaaaaaand you guessed it, sure enough, she wanted to study, and seemed very excited. An angel can use a little dude to convince two muzungus to pay mind to the callings and names that they normally ignore, isn't that something?
Long story short, I handed her phone number over to a local sister to follow through. We'll see how that goes.
I knew there was something else I wanted to blog about...what was it? *shrug* I forgot.
OH! I remember!
|Baibuli Mali Eyegesa Ki?|
Ok, I have to go, we're about to do our Watchtower with the local need greaters! After that, its food and movie time!
As I've said, I'd rather be challenged than bored. For all the challenges here in Uganda, its just too much fun to give up on this need greating stuff. Jehovah really knows what a young guy needs to find his joy in His service again. I'm left in constant amazement of what Jehovah is capable of helping us to enjoy.
Whoops, lost track of time! Gotta go, so pretend I end this post with a witty saying that motivates my readers and stirs in their hearts a firey zeal to reach out and taste and see that Jehovah is good!
Thanks for reading!