The below pictures were taken during a visit to OOCM in Uganda by friends of ours and a dear brother and sister in Christ Buck Eichler from Oregon, USA and his wife Sarah who is Ugandan. Buck and Sarah have been an encouragement to us over much of this last year as well as other friends in the West. This was a long awaited visit and there was a great deal of excitement and joy in the village over their 2 day visit to our village in Kamuli District. They gathered with and met many villagers, widows, two elected officials and an agricultural inspector and the 7 staff members at OOCM from Jan 7th through Jan 8th. The children were very excited because many of them had never seen a muzungu (white man). Buck and Sarah were dearly loved by all who met them.
The first day, they moved about from house to house meeting with the children and widows after being greeted by many who had assembled together along with the elected officials and an agricultural inspector (we have an ongoing agricultural improvement training sessions sponsored by OOCM). On the second day they moved about house to house giving out gifts to orphans, disadvantaged families and widows of salt, notebooks, soap, toilet paper, etc. Their visit brought about much hope among the people.
May the Lord guide and continue to bless this brother and sister and all our friends in prayer and support to Uganda. Amen
Below are pictures from their visit. Captions are written from input by Buck Eichler.
|Buck Eichler and Mukulu Jonathan surrounded by children. They were delightful. Some are wearing the only clothes they own. When I return I'll hope to be able to share some articles of clothing.|
|Some of the villagers gathered to meet our visitors. The woman seated on the right is an "LC", a local elected leader. There were an amazing number of people there to greet us.|
|Yes! It's a real icebreaker with the kids to take and show their pictures. Some of the children have never seen a Muzungu (white person) before, and it's really traumatic for some. This helps us focus together on something else!|