While Jim was in town picking up our truck, he bought more fish and rice to help in the drought relief. The sweet potato plants are growing but no sweet potatoes. Often if not enough balance of sun and rain the leaves grow well but no sweet potatoes. Now it has basically been dry for a week and they are worried that it is going to be dry for sometime again. A lot of theft of gardens goes on at a time like this. So those that have some sweet potatoes growing, go to find that it has all been dug up during the night.
We have a leak in our hot water tank so losing water and our water tank is beginning to go down with no rain to replenish it. So we all would appreciate prayer for rain again. We need wisdom also in how long to help with fish and rice. Thank you to those that have given to help with the drought relief. The people have basically used up what money they had on buying fish and rice and they still have a couple more months to go before they get money from the sale of their coffee and until the sweet potatoes are ready to harvest.
Ultimately we are here to feed their spiritual lives, but we think of this as part of our way to show God’s love to the Dom people.