Uganda Trip – Day 4 Recap

Post by: Scott Pothoven – Currently in Africa with Bill Moore

Today was a day packed full of meetings and while not as physically challenging, we are mentally and emotionally drained from 4 meetings which started at 8:00 and finished at 9:00 this evening with very little break in between. Our morning started at breakfast as we met with our Ugandan attorney to cover a few issues on our Ugandan company. Paul is a very good guy and its always interesting to hear the opinions some of the local Uganda people have about what is happening in America. Sometimes it’s amazing how perceptive they can be and then sometimes we need to clarify the truth for them. Even here the American media has a tremendous impact on what people think is reality.

Our second meeting of the day was with Dorothy and Goretti from Nutreal. We continue to make good progress with these ladies as we work towards a potential partnership processing and developing amaranth food products. It has been very neat to see our relationship with them grow over our last couple visits. We see in them the same truth we see in so much of our work here. You simply have to come here several times to develop a meaningful relationship with anyone that is built on trust and honesty.

We followed that meeting with a trip toFrancis’s blood lab. This is a project very near to our heart as Francis has become a dear friend and brother in Christ to both Bill and I through our many visits here and his trip to the States. Francis has a passion for the people of Uganda and for the past couple years has been working to open a blood lab that will help analyze and diagnosis health problems and provide better medical care to millions of people. Obviously this is a project we love to support because of the purpose and person behind it. There are still some obstacles to overcome and finding the technical support for the machines he is trying to use is very challenging here in Uganda. But we know God has all the details in His control and we pray the lab will be a great success, for Francis and for the people of Uganda!

The day finished at dinner with our dear friend Timothy Jokkene and a friend of his, Daniel. Our discussion focused around honey. A project that is getting more and more exciting to us, but as with all our work here it has many uncertainties. Tonight’s meeting, however, was very moving as we found out some connections that Daniel has to some people in the honey industry that might be able to help us overcome some of our obstacles. It ended our day withsome affirmation of our work here and the reminder that all the details arefirmly in God’s hands.

We look forward to a day of rest and worship tomorrow with our dear brothers and sisters at Watoto church.

Scott Pothoven

Former Global Director of Leadership Management

Prior to joining PacMoore, Scott was a CFP® and owned a financial planning business working with over 400 clients and small businesses to help manage their financial assets. He holds a B.S. in business from Trinity Christian College.