After many many many months of not drilling in the Obulle area, we now have the missing piece! Bentonite! Thank you Lord! We have been looking, calling, asking, emailing, and trying other alternatives with no luck. Our team of guys in Obulle have been ready to drill now for months and have also been involved in the search for our drilling mud.
A few weeks ago Colin sat down one last time and tried looking up bentonite clay in Uganda, and he found some! This was a legitimate mining company in Uganda and they mined sodium bentonite (NaBe). We sent Dan and Emma to Kampala on the over night bus to check it out and when we got the call that everything was good we loaded up a truck. Less than 24 hours later Colin, Dan and Martin unloaded 80 bags of drilling mud. God is good!!!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I was looking at the pictures that we have of Silas from when he was at Amecet. I can see where he is the same little boy, but then I can't get over how much he has changed from his first picture ever taken. He was just a little guy for sure.
Many of you have seen or read about the new way of farming that we are working with in the village. If you go back a few blog post you will see the gardens we have been working on. We attended the first Farming God's Way training in August of last year and took Dan and Charles along with us. Charles then attended a second training in Mbale a few months later. The guys had already put in one small test garden and built the compost pile by that time. The second training was good for Charles (along with four other guys) because he was able to ask the trainer, Chris, questions that you would only have if you have in fact tried this way of farming.
We decided to invite Chris to come to Soroti and we would host a FGW training here in the Teso area.
|The last day of training in Obulle.|
|One of our teammates from Soroti/Pamba area, Steve and the crew he brought to the training.|
|The first two days were at Global Care. |