"I bless the rains down in Africa"

The last few days we have realized have been the beginning of the rainy season. Today, in the village, it was deluge for one hour straight. Karen, Joe, Dave and Dick left for the village at about 2:30pm after the team met for about 4 hours discussing our discernment of the Muko High School Administration. We had a good discussion and have our plan to meet with the Bishop and his staff tomorrow. We have created many documents to present to them.

Joe and Karen had planned to teach the orchestra classes from 4-6 p.m. Arriving at Muko High School, there was a delay finding someone to open the main office where the instruments are stored but that was soon solved and we began. The rehearsal ended up being one of the most challenging ever! First, a herd of cows and goats moved into the center courtyard of the school. Karen asked Joe if cows regularly attended his rehearsals. The animals grazed contentedly while the skies darkened, also dimming the classroom. Actually, the classroom was so dark they could hardly see. This went on for probably an hour as Joe and Karen tried desperately to continue the rehearsal. Finally, the rain poured down so hard it was hard to hear- never phasing the livestock outside the room! The students played louder and more enthusiastically and Karen told the students "even the ENTE (Cows) were dancing!)

At the beginning of rehearsal, the room was the normal dimness...

At the beginning of rehearsal, the room was the normal dimness...

The rains came and it was like night in the rehearsal room!

The rains came and it was like night in the rehearsal room!

Sue and Diana walked down the BIG hill today to the market while the rest of the team was gone. Sue spoke some Rukiga (the local language) and surprised some local people. They actually made it up the big hill with some ease since they were stopped occasionally by passers by. Three people they met were Michiganders also doing mission work here. 

The team continued the Farkel tournament- Diana has still not won!

Sending love to you all!