Thursday, May 31, 2012

Akamerikwang and his Wife

Akamerikwang (Akamerikwang meaning "white cow with crooked horns") was the missionaries nickname that I told you about in my last entry. His real name is Jim and His wife's name is Jenny. Jenny had a nickname meaning "white one" but I do not remember it. Jim has been in Nakaale, Uganda for 5yrs- I think. He had some very interesting things to say. Like: the women do all the work, while the men sit at home and crochet. :P He did say that some of the men are now starting to work. The young girls at about age two, start to learn how to carry things on their heads. When they become a woman, they are then able to carry 200 lbs. on their head, a baby on her back and something in each hand. They can also hold 20 liters of water on their head. Young boys start to be shepherds from age 5 to age 20.  Since the men have started to work, they have had to find a new "style". Use to, they would only where a sheet wrapped around them. Now they wear this:

Well...I cannot find a picture. So,,,, I will describe it to you. They now have their "sheet" wrapped around them like a towel and a rainbow Dr. Seuss hat. Quite a funny picture; Isn't it?

There is very little sanity there. No one washed hands. Cleans things...During the rainy season they walk up to 2 feet in mud and cow pooh. Speaking of cow...That is the Karimojong  money. The Karimojong believe that their god gave them all the cows of the world. So they take from other people what is "rightfully" theirs. The men were the "warriors and they took cows from others, often in an aggressive way.  Another thing, Polygamy is practiced there and if you want a wife you have to buy her. To buy her you have to have cows. The more cows you have the more wealth you have. The more cows you have; the more wives you may have. In all reality...they worship cows.... :-P

Please be in prayer for Jim and Jenny that they would have the courage to spread the Gospel and that the Africans would believe in the One True God. And not except Him as just another God.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Weekend's Summery and other notes....

So Dad was off  from Saturday to Monday. On Saturday we took the day as it came. We did pretty much nothing all that day. Except when we went and got a deep freeze from my Grandparents R.

Again on Sunday we went to my Grandparents house. We celebrated my grandmothers Birthday. My Uncle Jay came down from Cape, MO. Spaghetti cook off for lunch. For dinner we made Lasagna out of the left-over spaghetti sauce. :)

Monday, we went the H's house and had lunch. Visited and then had some fun at the river! :-D Then we went back to their house and had Desert. The banana pudding was soooooo good.

On Tuesday we were back to some of the "norm".  That is until Christian cut his figure - nice and open it was-  on a glass he was washing. The poor guy... It was the hand he uses all the time and now he can't even write. I had to write down his school, while he told me the answers. We worked alot in the house and around the yard.

Today  has been a very pleasant. Tonight we are going to Sovereign Grace Church to here a missionary from Uganda speak. I am really looking forward to it. We will be having dinner there too.  I hope I will be able to tell about here later. :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

The last day to baby sit Amy. :( Mom was at the store this time with the two oldest boys and I was left home with the children 8 and under. Except, Li'ora. Who obviously has to be with Mom. Anyhow, Amy was so wonderful. I was sorry that she could not stay with me.

Tonight I am having a FB "battle" with my Mom. :) :-) She tends to always win. :) But that is ok, one day I will get her back....or.......not.

Dad has another 3 day weekend. Starting tomorrow. Wahooo!

May 24, 2012

Mom and Christian watched the Resale shop and left me at home with all the little ones. The day was very nice and Amy was MUCH better. For one, we were not crammed into one tiny office space and two she knew me. She ate very well and even played some. Li'ora is so much more active than she is. They are only two weeks apart too. Funny how babies can be so different.

May 23, 2012

This day we went to the Resale shop we sometimes watch for a lady.  Her Daughter is here from Germany with her son and daughter. I baby sat sweet little 6 month old Amy. She reminded me of Snow White. Black hair and very fair skin. Today, she did not know me. Amy was fussy all day and she hardly ate. Poor dear. She did not know me and we were at that tiny store. All 8 of us. It was trying. I was glad to get some rest after her Papa came and picked her up.

May 22, 2012 note continued

Let me see...Where did I leave off in this crazy week. AH! yes...twas my darling parents Anniversary. Well, my grandfather J----- came over and my uncle G---. We BBQed some chicken and had a lovely meal. Papa and I talked history and we both came to the agreement that we like to read about the people during that particular era and not all about the political stuff you have to read about. :)

That pretty much sums up that day. 8-)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012

Mom and Dad have been married for 19 years today! We are going to have some family over and relax.  I will tell more about today later. :)

May 21, 2012

The River again! It ended up not raining!  This time Float Camp was EMPTY. Which was really nice. After all the fun in the river we went and ate Chinese. Then we got some Ice Cream form McDonalds. This weekend has been so nice. Dad has been off for three days. I am really sunburned. So are all the others that were in the  river.

May 20, 2012

Sunday was just BEAUTIFUL. There was a possibility of rain the next day and so we changed our river plans to a day earlier. The river was not to terribly packed and the water felt GREAT. All you had to do was lay against the current and relax. Of course that is not all we did. Emma is so brave. I would slide her across the top of the water and she would laugh and tell me to do it again. The boys would never have done that. They cried when we tried to do that to them. It was a blast! Splashing each other and getting sunburnt, what could be better! Haha.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 19, 2012

Bible study went really well. We studied Job. It is one of those books that you always read and see something different every time. His obedience to God is spectacular! It makes me realize that a perfect walk with God is possible. And the way to do that is to do what Job did. TRUSTing God.

Mom took my senior pictures today. Can't believe I am graduating!
Poor Mom got stung four times on her leg while she was taking my pictures. :( Don't know what it was either.)

I am tired.... Might be because I have not had my 2nd cup of coffee yet. ;~P

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

I got up early this morning and found myself confronted with....NO breakfast. We were out of milk. So that meant NO pancakes! Out of crackers and V8, which...meant, no crackers and V8. You probably already used the power of deduction here -  There was nothing to eat. Upon opening the freezer, I found the unleavened bread Mom had made a couple months ago. The mystery of breakfast was SOLVED!

After all of that was done I decided that bead work would have to be practiced. Wiring two beads, well.. that was enough practice for now. There was coffee to be had. Bible).

Mom woke about an hour later and we talked and she asked how the bite was on my knee. I said it seemed better. It did not itch near as much. Asking to see it and I showed it to her. " Did you have a tick there?"
Me: " Yes, now that you say that, I do remember having one there."
Research and research. Maybe Lyme disease.

Later, I drive to the Chiropractor and parallel park for the first time. It was as easy as putting on a glove. :)
 DR. says I need 13 vitamens of some sort. Prodilitc or other.

Bible study tonight and away I go.

MAY 17, 2012

Christian passes his Permit Test. He got the same grade I did. 84%