It’s Sunday evening in South Sudan and it’s nice to reflect on a busy and productive week. Here are some of our activities:
Dan and Michael went to Malek and taught the first half of the Biblical Stewardship workshop. They will go back this week to complete the training and do some farm consulting with individual farmers. Malek is on the Nile so most of the farms are tended by women, right on the banks.
Teresa shared a devotional message with the patients while they waited for the opening of the clinic in Bor. Mary Garang translated.
Dan’s been working on his drip bucket demonstration using local materials. The best part is the gasket made from an old broken flip flop.
Teresa and Mary have been preparing to teach the women in Werkok. They’ve prepared the first lesson for Monday which will be on Time Management. Then they will ask the women what their interests are. Teresa and Mary have a variety of lessons prepared so they are ready to go in whatever directions the ladies would like to go.
Dan, Michael and Teresa took motorbikes to a small village North of Bor. There we visited farms along the Nile and consulted with each farmer and his or her individual needs. We saw an older man working to extend his plot, a woman troubled by a beetle (Dan will research to see what it is), an orchard grower who needed some guidance in pruning, and a larger scale farmer plagued with mites and aphids. Everywhere we went, children came to shake hands with the kwhaja (foriegners).
We took a little break on a hot day to enjoy some avocado juice at a little restaurant in town. Freshly blended avocado for $5 SSP ($1 US). This treat is so heavenly, it may be worth the trip to South Sudan. Come visit us and we’ll share this treat with you.