Over the last couple of days with have been working with small Pentacostal Church in 1-hour south of Masaka (on very bad roads). Their leader–Pastor Moses–met us in Kampala and road with us down to Masaka (100 miles to the southwest). His area and his church is very poor.
On our first visit, we install a solar lighting system in the pastor’s humble home. The small 12-VDC system provides enough power for two small lights.
We also installed a swing set and a teeter-totter. The locals did much of the work, and we provided the materials Unfortunately, when we left, the kids couldn’t use the playground equipment because the concrete footings had to set. Before we left, the pastor pointed out some of the structural problems with his minimalist church (and classroom on week days).
Today, we returned to finish the job. We attached the seats to the swing set and pulled the braces from the teeter-totter. While we did this work, at least 100 kids and adults watched or helped. We all had a great time. Additionally, we worked to make temporary improvements to the structure of the church.