26 April 2009

She considers a field and buys it...



There are many things to look for in a wife... and the book of Proverbs tells us not to forget the woman's agro-business skills...

This week Christine passed the test and then some...

Land in our neighborhood is ridiculously overpriced ever since they decided to turn the nearby fishing village into the Uganda's only 5 Star Resort... and then they celebrated the grand opening by inviting the Queen, Prince Charles and 50 other world leaders to open the place... land continued to soar as the president built his personal residence in the same neighborhood and built the countries best road straight to his door step... and past our home...

This has been a huge challenge for Christine in her attempt to find local land to grow food for our growing rabbit population (no babies yet but we remain hopeful)... for weeks all attempts to find land failed but she remained patience... then this last week she hit the jackpot... in a neighborhood where a plot of land can now go for $250,000 Christine negotiated with a neighbor to rent their field for $25 a year...

Seriously, it was a steal... our neighbor has an unquenchable thirst for warangi (Ugandan vodka)... so she never has anything left over to plant her field or to pay people to plow her field... for her she couldn't believe we were interested in her over-grown jungle of matoke and weeds... and she also loves having the boys and Christine visit as often as possible so it was a win for everyone...

But it gets even better... Monday is the beginning of the 2-week holiday term at GBI and a number of the students are strapped for cash... so we were able to employ them this last week to plow the field so they could pay their school fees...

I came to work as a pastor, professor and mentor... not a sugar-daddy... so this is a great way for me to resist the urge to pay their fees and make them completely dependent on me...

Now all way need are a few down pours in the final month of our rainy season and we will be in business...

1 comment:

John said...

Congratulations! This story has so many points. Great Job Christine.