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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Day to Remember

I've wanted to do today for about a year. Ever since I watched The Good Lie, I've wanted to somehow help refugees. I had no idea how, when or where. Yesterday when Steve Stewart (Impact Nations Founder and President and all around good guy 😊 www.impactnations.com)  asked David and I if we would be interested in checking out a bad water situation in a refugee camp called Sango Bay,  we jumped at the chance. Andrew Banman  www.thebanman.com picked us up at 6 am and we drove about 5 hours to the southern border of Uganda where the population fluctuates between 4000 and 6000 people. 

They live on an unused airstrip left over from Idi Ammin's regime hoping for the government to grant them land after a border dispute a few years ago. 

The water source is a nice sized lake shared with herds of cattle. 

Children are dying because of the bacteria present in the water.  We took 5 filters today as a pilot project to test how well they are maintained and used. 

Dan, a young Ugandan missionary Doctor, has a big heart for his people and works on a regular basis with this camp.  

He organized and translated for us as we set up the filters and trained the 5 families who will be sharing the clean water with their neighbors. We passed out deworming meds to about 250 children who are the most vulnerable to water borne sickness. 

Psalm 2:8 Ask of Me,and I will make the nations Your inheritanceand the ends of the earth Your possession. 

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