Today is Friday and we haven't posted since Monday due in part to the work load and in part to the sketchy internet here in Lodwar. We've been very busy from 8 in the morning till 9 at night with teaching and interacting with the pastors here. We have around 85 pastors from Lodwar and all over the Turkana region, including at least two from outside the country. One is a missionary from Sudan and one pastor is a former Muslim from Somalia.
The pastors are continually saying over and over how much they appreciate and love what we are doing for them in teaching them from the word of God. They also realize that we have lots of people behind us (like you all reading the blog) that have given sacrificially to send us to them. We've been told that they consider us a real blessing from God. As I was speaking with the chairman of the Lodwar Pastor's Fellowship, Pastor Boniface Rimati, he told me that when he was called to this area as a pastor, he felt like he had three things he wanted to accomplish. One of those three things was somehow to introduce some pastoral training for the pastors of this region. He said that the API School of Ministry was the answer to his prayer.
Here are some pictures to enjoy of our stay here.
These ladies are amazing - they carry everything on their heads.
These are roadside shops.
Can't leave your car doors or windows open with these guys around.
Kids always have a front row seat.
View from the back of Lodwar High School.
So...what we have here are the latrines. The one on the right is for the women. The one on the left is for the men. No, no, not the white building, (which I thought). The men's latrine is the half-wall on the left. Nothing like fresh, open air where you can see who's coming to join you in the latrine. Or you can simply have conversations with passers-by.
Here is where the cooks prepare the food. This picture was taken at about 12 pm and the fire was going. It's only around 95 today.