Our Last Day and oh what a dayby Matt Armbruster on 04/22/11
Our last day in Kampala was great! The team decided instead of going site seeing, we wanted to go back to the Girl’s Home and the Boy’s Home. We went to the boy’s Home first and oh what a blessing. Three of us started building a Rocket Stove or should I say our own version of the rocket stove and a couple others hooked up the Sawyer Filter system. While we are doing these projects the Boys treated everyone to a praise and worship concert. Listening to them sing while building the stove was so awesome. The Stove worked great and it heated the water so much faster and created a lot less smoke. They were so grateful for the things we did. We want to do more for them and want to encourage others to get involved. You can sponsor a boy for just $ 30.00 per month through Four Corners Ministries and 100% of that money goes to the boys. As of now there are 50 boys and only 5 are sponsored. The money goes towards their care and education.
We then went to the girl’s home and they were so excited to see us. We built them two stoves and hooked them up with the Sawyer water filter which will give them 1 million gallons of clean water. The lady that does all the cooking was very excited about the stove she said usually it took 30-45 min to boil the water and the stove did it in 10 min with less wood. I am so glad we got to do the stoves because I really felt like God wanted us to do it. While we were doing that the ladies painted the girls’ finger nails and even talked some of the guys on the team into paint theirs. They colored coloring pictures and seemed to really enjoy that. Then one of the proudest moments on the trip was watching Abbey share the gospel though the beads with an interpreter to the girls of the home and did an awesome job. What a special day so glad we chose that over site seeing.
This trip has been great for all of us at times tough and very emotional. We don’t expect everyone to understand all we saw because pictures or words cannot explain it. We do know this trip has helped us see people different and will help with our ministry at home. If any of you feel lead to go I strongly urge you to go you won’t regret it. The people of Africa are some of the nicest and happy people I have ever met and I ask that you pray for them not that they would get the things we think they need. But that they would remain faithful to God and continue to be an inspiration in their walk. Like I said before the People over there depend on God every second of their life and this has made them the strongest Christians I have ever met. Their wealth is in their walk with God and I myself think that is so much more important than any material wealth they could ever receive.
Right now I sit in the Amsterdam Airport praying that God will never let me forget this experience or the faces of the people I have met and that this will change me forever.
Next blog will be from the states!
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