Bonfires and fond farewells

Logic_team_2017 Posted by Logic Team Uganda 2017 on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

This week has been full of lots of different activities for the team. On Tuesday evening the Ibbas were introduced to some Northern Irish culture with a bonfire and a Union Jack on a shopping bag! Everyone, except vegetarian Abigail, enjoyed roast goat…meat being a rare treat for ordinary folk in Uganda and South Sudan.

Wednesday was an early start for the Ibbas arriving at the airstrip in Arua at first light. They boarded the small plane also loaded up with a solar battery and some urgently requested medication. All arrived safely in Ibba and will value our prayers as they share stories and adjust back to life in a country struggling to find peace and where living conditions are harsh and very basic.

The team continued with work on the old cathedral renovations. Later in the day the girls visited the fabric market where the tailors sit ready to make up anything required – so expect some very colourful outfits when they return home!

On Thursday folk headed in different directions for work, some continued on the cathedral, others worked on the demonstration farm, there was a bridge to mend and Rebecca spent the day in the Mothers’ Union nursery and with the women’s sewing project. It has been great for the team to experience and get involved with a variety of development programmes carried out by the church.

Friday is the last day in Arua, Billy sorting out accounts, arranging transport for the team down to Murchison Falls game park and it will be a time of good byes to the staff and students of the VTC, the diocese and all the folk who have shown such care and hospitality to the Logic team over the past couple of weeks.

Please pray for safety in travel as the team set off early on Saturday to drive south, spending one night in a tented camp in the park on the way. The opportunity to see a such vast variety of animals, cross the Nile on a ferry and visit Murchison Falls should prove a wonderful experience, but a great contrast to the opportunities afforded many of the folk the team have got to know over the past few days.

On Sunday they travel on down to Entebbe, a long hot journey by road, and will spend their last night in Uganda at the Peniel Beach Resort where they stayed on arrival. They will have a quiet day on Monday before flying out in the evening.

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Alison Peach said Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:15AM
It has been great to keep up to date with your activities whilst away, Thank you! We pray you have a safe journey home and the experiences you've had will have a positive impact on the lives of you all. God bless, and keep you safe xx

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