After two long days of travel the middle days of my trip were a welcome relief with local meetings…and no wasted time waiting for busses and taxis! Wednesday was dedicated to spending time with our project manager, Innocent. While we are able to communicate through weekly Skype calls and email, spending time in person was a blessing for the both of us. We shared our visions for the amaranth project, discussed obstacles that need to be overcome, and planned for the upcoming season that starts next week.
The highlight of our time together was hearing Innocent’s passion to make the project fully self-sustaining. He takes great responsibility toward accomplishing that goal – by continuing to increase our efficiencies and mechanize more of the harvest, we believe success is around the corner.
Thursday was a day to meet potential partners and like-minded people God has placed in our path through our work here in Uganda. Discussions ranged from packaging honey and extruding breakfast cereals, to using vocation as an avenue for ministry and dreaming of a large scale farm that could impact an entire Ugandan community. Needless to say, this was an energizing day and I pray God will show us the way to achieve the impact we desire and bring the love of Jesus to the people we work with.