Today has been a day of a lot of waiting around. Those that know me will testify that this is not easy for me. African time…
The morning was spent at the school. My lesson for today has been that I don’t need to teach them anything or fix anything; I am here to be a servant and companion. Just being here and being present is a gift.
While walking around the school, I was pleased to see that the teacher’s housing building the 2016 team worked on is still standing!!
I asked Beth, a teacher, why there seemed to be so few students around and she said it was a public holiday, and explained the holiday is to honor the Archbishop of Uganda.
We toured the new S.T.E.M. center, which is still under construction but will likely be completed in about 6 months.
This afternoon, there was a celebration for the teachers. The students had done very well on their recent national exams and so it was an occasion to be thankful and show appreciation. As is common here, there were lots of speeches; from the head teacher of the primary school, the head master and then of course Rev. John.
After the celebration, we travelled to Mbarara, where Rev. John lives. It’s about two hours from Kamwenge. We will spend the weekend here, attend worship on Sunday morning at John’s church and then return to the school on Monday.