Peter’s Quest

Peter’s Quest

Today we took our friend Peter into the village and deep into the bush on a quest to get three key signatures for his passport application so he can proceed with his mission papers. We left at 9 AM and returned tonight at 7. He achieved his goal for the three signatures, which were unbelievably challenging to get. But, oh, what fun we had. Come join us here for another photo adventure! We can’t believe they call this kind of fun missionary work.

We drove 187 Kilometers (116 miles) on dirt roads and trails today to help Peter get his three signatures.

We drove 187 Kilometers (116 miles) on dirt roads and trails today to help Peter get his three signatures.

The simplicity of this life is indescribable. It feels spiritual to be this close to nature.

These people have an enviable lifestyle in so many ways. Check out that remarkable soil! Fertile with no rocks.

Happy boys playing on a bridge.

Happy boys playing on a bridge. They were smiling like crazy before I aimed my camera at them.

These women are winnowing Millet to make bread or porridge.

These women are pounding and winnowing Millet to make bread or porridge.

Extreme poverty has its own kind of beauty.

Extreme poverty has its own kind of beauty. No need for Pampers here.

We love meeting kids and giving them a penny or sweets.

We love meeting kids and giving them a penny or sweets.

Peter shows us how to harvest termites by breaking the mound.

Peter shows us how to harvest termites by breaking the mound.

Peter inserts a blade of grass to catch termites to eat.

He inserts a blade of grass into an open hole to catch termites to eat.

Here is a termite that Peter ate. He said they are delicious. We passed up his offer.

Here is a termite that Peter ate. He said they are delicious. We passed up his offer.

Joseph Kony climbed this rock where he claims to have seen an angel who guided him to start the Lord's Resistance Army.

Joseph Kony climbed this rock where he claims an angel guided him to start the Lord’s Resistance Army 25 years ago. Thousands have been slaughtered because of him.

We lose our shoes to climb the rock.

We remove our shoes to climb Joseph Kony’s rock. We were not dressed for this kind of adventure.

Scaling the rock dome using vines as ropes.

Scaling the rock dome using vines as ropes.

Standing atop Kony's inspiration rock.

Standing atop Kony’s delusional rock. The view of the African jungle was breathtaking.

The restaurant where Peter's Dad treated us to lunch.

The cafe where Peter’s Dad treated us to lunch.

Your yummy but dubious lunch provided by Peter's Dad.

Our yummy yet dubious lunch of beans and cassava provided by Peter’s Dad.

We've never been this deep in the bush before. What a blast! And this is missionary work?

We’ve never been this deep in the bush before. This is where we drove to get the third signature.

We visited a police academy where the trainees drilled with sticks for guns.

We visited a police academy where the trainees drilled with sticks for guns.

We join Peter's parents for a photo. They are very kind Christian people.

Meet Peter’s parents who are very kind Christian people. He is the Pastor of a local church made of mud and grass.

Peter and his Dad stand on the 10 acres he hopes to build his school for orphans on after his mission.

Peter and his Dad stand on the 10 acres where he hopes to build his school for orphans after his mission.

1 Comment

  1. Dont know if you got my last message so here goes again.Love your photos,your humor.What is that food you were eating at Peters dads cafe besides beans?I would of passed on the termites too.Again I say what an experience and you are making such a big difference in their lives for the good.This is the true meaning of being christian-HELPING OTHERS-AS ALWAYS MY LOVE THOUGHTS LOVE PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU,So glad Peter got his signertures.Sounds like wasnt easy.THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING

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