Friday, April 13, 2012

Pastor Festo came by today for baptism certificates.  I have baptized over 100 people in his circuit, but now that he is a pastor, he can do it and fill out the certificate, too.  He baptized 10 last Sunday and has started and maintains five churches in his area.  His well is down to 50 feet without hitting water, so we are going to try ten more feet (at $10 a foot).  If that doesn't work, I don't know what we'll do.  They really need a good source of water.  Right now they are walking five kilometers out to Lake Victoria, but the water near the shore is very polluted.  We have put five filters out there, but they need more.  In the midst of heavy rains here, we are having water plumbing problems.  Shaban worked all day and will be back tomorrow (his day off) to work some more.  Seems silly in all this rain, but what can you do?  I'll be happy when the rain stops and it warms up some--the cold and damp is not good for Karen's pain or is very good for it since it causes so much of it.  She's a trooper, though, and seldom complains.
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