Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cold Showers, Geckos, Cabanga, Gum & "That's My Dad"

So, teaching has been going well. Today we covered aspects of the overarching narrative of Scripture....it is so amazing to see the students grasp a concept that you feel might be "over their heads"...the Spirit works in Ugandans too! God has been good. Here are a few updates: Cold Showers- There is no hot water here...so in the mornings we have to walk up a hill to the bathroom to take a cold shower... Geckos- Everyday in my classroom (traditional walled room with concrete and desk and a chalkboard), we have special visitors...Geckos or lizards! Cabanga- The Ugandans have a secret hot sauce (I believe it originates from Rwanda) that they call Cabanga...it is the hottest sauce I know of...I can only put 2 drops on a plate full of food...the Ugandans and I have a running joke that I will be initiated into the Cabanga club...I am already campaigning for Cabanga club president! Gum- One teammate went into town last night...got something to eat and discarded gum...the village children obtained it...split it up and began to chew it...Oh America, how much we have! "That's My Dad"- I have been able to Skype with Christie and the kids occasionally...Christie informed me that now, anytime the computer makes a noise or ringing sound, Micah explains, "That's my dad!" We briefly worked through Ephesians 5:22-34 today (passage on marriage)...the class was grasping the connections...the class is 11 men and 1 woman...when I asked the class to work out the interpretation...the first one to see the connection and to state that marriage was a picture of Christ and the church? The woman...she demonstrates a biblical wisdom...what a blessing... Keep reading...