Monday, June 6, 2011
Day 1 in Kitgum
Another awesome day in Kitgum. We were all unsure this morning as to what we were going to be doing but as the day progressed it was evident that our day was going to be full of different things. Andrew Rowe spoke in front of 2500 excited faces from the technical college in their morning assembly about how important it is to continue their study and that they have a future ahead of them also how our building practises compare to there's. It was great to encourage them as they think that by going to technical college they have some how failed it was great to encourage them and through my experiences they could see that being a builder or carpenter is not a failure. I have a new name now here in Kitgum I am called engineer Andrew. Andrew Wright and Andrew Rowe also spent time going over plans for the new hospital and medical clinic and looked at where it will be built with the staff on site. It was very encouraging to see how they want to put these things in place for the future. While we were doing this Rowena went and helped in the clinic they have for the children. We lost her for a while but sure enough she turned up with a medical emergency for our faithful leader. A young boy had sliced the front of his leg open and needed some stitches. So the medical experts went to work with a successful out come.Rowena seems to be in her element here helping, it was good to watch her for the first time doing what she loves. Then we spent some time talking to Francisca who looks after the aids hospice discussing the needs and the things that could be done there. We have all crashed now and looking forward to another day.