Please join us in prayer as we begin ministering to the Acholi people of Northern Uganda. These people have experienced so much pain and witnessed evil beyond description. JESUS CHRIST is longing to draw them to Himself and heal their broken souls.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
It is official.
We are now "officially" settled into our new home. The bunk beds are set-up, the homeschool shelf is organized and a routine has been set in motion. Life is quite different in the North. We have found that our daily schedule revolves around the heat. Zane, as an early riser, opens up the house to let in the cool morning breeze. By 7am the children and I crawl out from under our mosquito nets. Breakfast is on the table around 8:30 am. After eating, the children do their chores and get in a little play time before the heat becomes all consuming. From 10am-12am the children sit in the "dining/school" room for the days lessons. After lunch at 1pm, we begin to slow down, at this point in the day, the heat is overwhelming. The children enjoy a movie, coloring, games/puzzles, all in a sort of "slow motion" daze. I joked with Zane this afternoon that anyone who claims to have a "hyper active" son/daughter would love the effect heat has on a child. By 5pm the sun begins to set and the children spend the next hour running around outside--although they still drip with sweat. There is definitely no complaining when cold showers come around. It is still quite warm by 8pm, but the children crawl back under their nets and fall asleep to the lull of the fan.