Friday, May 12, 2017

Rain, Rain, Rain

We are in the midst of rainy season here in our part of Uganda.  One of our friends asked us this week if this weather was like spring back in the States.  There are definitely similarities, but when I compared the average annual rainfalls I found that you have to combine the average annual rainfall received by each of our parents in order to equal how much rain we receive here each year!  All of this rain is wonderful for growing plants but it does make our day to day lives a bit interesting.  We have been hanging our clothes on the trusses inside our house to dry, and Nathan often has to put earplugs in at night just to be able to sleep since a hard rain on a metal roof gets very loud!

All the rain also makes traveling a bit interesting.  On a recent trip to town to get fuel for construction, Nathan had to pull many other vehicles out of the mud just so that he could pass and continue on his way home.  He also had to pull the truck carrying the fuel out of several holes of mud and up several slippery hills.  At one point, he even had our truck stuck for the first time!  Thanks to some shovels and helping hands, he was able to dig out and find some help from a 4-wheel drive tractor to pull the truck the rest of the way here.  What a crazy trip!

With so much rain, it is hard to remember the drought that was here only a few months ago.  Thank you to everyone who prayed for us during that time.  Despite the challenges, we are enjoying the rain that brings life to God's creation around us!

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