Post by: Scott Pothoven – Currently in Africa with Bill Moore
Our final day of meetings began with a trip to a farm about one hour north of Kampala. The purpose of the trip was to get a feel for this land as a potential sight on which to build a fish farming process. The land was set quite a ways off the main road and most of it was not cleared so the walk felt more like a trek through the wild. It was an interesting adventure to say the least and provided yet another story to add to our list of things that only happen in Africa.
The afternoon was an opportunity to have some follow up meetings with Innocent and Alex to continue to discuss our plans and vision for the work with the farmers growing amaranth in western Uganda. It was a real blessing to spend some more time with both of these young men and it is inspiring to see the hard work they are putting in to help their fellow countrymen. It is a different feeling saying goodbye to co-workers when you know you won’t be seeing them for another several months. Their growth spiritually and in business has been a great joy to be a part of.
We finished our day with a welcome opportunity to get some exercise at the hotel gym. We went in with the hope of lifting some weights and just getting our bodies ready for the longflight home. Instead we joined a 2 hour aerobics class which proved to be a great send off for our 20 hour trek home.
We come back home very thankful for all the safe travels and good meetings. We continued to see God’s hand of provision and protection and we are constantly reminded our purpose there remains first and foremost to serve Him. There is much work to be done as we head home but we are confident we are working in areas the Lord wants us to be. As Proverbs 16:3 reminds us, when we commit our plans to the Lordthey will succeed.