Rachel is serving with YWAM on an island in Lake Victoria, Uganda. She is involved with church ministry, evangelism, learning Luganda, a craft project and teaching in the primary school. If you are interested in receiving her monthly updates please email her at email@example.com"
Hello lovely people, thank you so much to everyone who has been staying in contact with me, for reading my updates and for supporting me whether in prayer, finances or words of encouragement. It really means a lot to me because as you can probably imagine it can get quite isolated being on an island in Lake Victoria (and still having little language ability to communicate!). I look forward to seeing as many as you as possible during my time in the UK, I fly in next month on 13th 😊
The drama of this month is, after spending a day praying, it was dark and I saw a black snake near me on the compound. I know that snake was very dangerous so I picked up rocks and started hitting it whilst shouting for someone to come and help! The nurse came out and also threw rocks at it, thankfully it died quickly. That evening the base leader told me she had a dream that a black snake with a white stomach bit me, when she saw the snake she said "that's the one from my dream". So I really thank God that He kept me safe and nothing has harmed me. A week later I found another snake outside my room, only this time it was smaller and brown, I called our new staff Emma & he came & killed it.
We have also had a lot of drama in our church this past month, from rumours to immoral behaviours and divisions. To serious delays in church building. The nature of the island is that many people come and go. People build temporary houses and usually don't plan to stay long because of the condition of life here. People live in what they call "camps"...mud huts often built 1-
I don't want to sound overly negative so I would like to add that I have met some incredible people on the island...people that are more generous, loving, sacrificial and faith-
I have been using laptop to show films to the community and in church, as well as for designing a website for Ywam Lingira Island. Now it is old and the new battery only lasts around 40-
Love and hugs to all,
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