Today I went in the morning, together with Esther, one of our staff members to the Soroti prison. At the moment there are 3 ladies in the prison with small children. We visit them every week to see how they are doing and we bring some porridge flour, sugar and soap. Today we also brought some clothes to them. It is sad for those little ones to be in such an environment. Sometimes there is a need for a certain medicine and we can help then. After that, Simon, two other staff members and me went to a burial. One of our staff had lost her father and he was to be buried this afternoon. It was 2 hours drive on a very bad road, but I am glad we were able to be there. Esther 3 (we have 3 Esthers working with us at the moment) was very happy to see us and we were able to support her. A burial in Uganda is so different from a burial in the West. The people sit outside, under 4 big mango trees, the coffin is also outside and everybody sits around the coffin. There was lots of singing and preaching, while some men were preparing the grave, which is on the same compound as the houses where the family lives in.
And now I am typing this blog, it is very dark, because there is no electricity and again there is no water. The computer has still battery power, but not too much as I can see. So I am ending this blog with a picture I made the other day. I saw the little baby laying in his bed, with his buttocks up and I read what was written on his buttocks. Sorry, this makes only sense to Dutch people, I can't translate it. But I think it is very cute!