Breakfast was good again today with French toast, bacon, beans and tea for me but the guys had coffee, bacon, omelets, juice and chapattis which they kept and had with jelly for lunch.
The drive to the farm prison was about 1 ½ hours and when we arrived we found the about half of the guys were out. Again there was a difficult time trying to find someone to translate. In the beginning I spoke, Aaron translated into Swahili and then an inmate translated that into --------. Talk about awkward! Finally, the inmate tried translating just for me. It was a time, like so often the last few days that we just plain trusted the Holy Spirit to cause the prisoners to hear what they needed to hear.
There were 7 women there and I was so pleased that the O.C. allowed us to give them and 3 men that were scheduled to be released the next day bibles and booklets. We were also able to give the women scarves.
Anyone for roast pig for dinner?
Then it was off to Nakitunya Prison. I’m not sure how long it took to get there as I put my set back and fell asleep. I’m not sure how long that the had been waiting for us but they were all assembled and ready with a lovely lady named Anne ready to translate for me and she did a wonderful job. When we finished she told me that because of the teaching on forgiveness that she forgave her husband. We just never know the lives we touch.
As the prisoners gave testimony, they were hard ones about taking revenge by killing but forgiving, about burning the house down with people in it but choosing today to forgive. I truly am blessed to be able to hear these stories of changed lives. The 6 of the inmates sang two songs for us s a thank you.
Then we were off to find lodging and we did at a place we had stayed a number of years ago. I am disappointed that the guys are not next door, as the AC did not work there, but are upstairs. Alfred ordered our dinner for 7 but was unable to order any of our first 4 choices!!! We asked if they would have our 1st choice available tomorrow night and they said yes………..we will see!
They the guys took off to get our long power cord repaired and to purchase batteries for the sound system since we have already used the 3 pkg of 18 ea AA batteries I brought for the microphones from America.
It will be great to get to be early tonight and the two prisons tomorrow are close in this town of Soroti. It is hard to believe that we only have 8 more prisons here in Uganda and then we will be off to Kenya.
Continue to pray as God is doing GREAT things.
Thank you for your partnership with us.
That none would be lost,