Your prayers and the prayers of many have been answered! I was at the Ugandan Revenue Authority (URA) customs office with Sam and Thomas most of today (Saturday). Thomas has been faithfully working the last two months for the release of the container. Thomas had been receiving a lot of push back and felt that it would be good for the URA officials to physically see me and receive my exhortations.
I acted like the widow who persistently knocked at the judge”s door (Luke 18:1-8). Today it actually helped that I was a white whiskered white man! Usually, my whiteness means much higher charges on most everything. By the mid afternoon the man I was dealing with was smiling and even laughing a bit with me in some of my conversations with him. He also “happened” to be from RAU’s working region, the West Nile. I did not bribe him. However because the URA deemed some items as assessed too low, such as the generators, I ended having to pay some extra in taxes. I placed the money in the URA’s bank account. About an hour later I heard the most delightful words.
Monday, our documents will be brought to the warehouse where the container is being kept so that a truck may take it to RAU. We still have to clear our “storage and handling” fees and the container still has to make its arduous journey to RAU. The journey may take up to three days so please keep praying! I want to stay here in Kampala to help push the the container out of the warehouse, if need be, so we may not make our bus trip north to RAU until mid week.
We will getting food stocks in bulk in Masindi where Abraham is picking up a good deal on beans and posho to help refuge’s in our area. We also plan on buying a bunch of medications in Kampala and batteries/inverter to strengthen RAU’s solar power system.
Thank you all for your faithful prayers and support!
Jacob (for the both of us)
For those who have asked, small packages and letters may safely be sent to:
Jacob & Carol Lee, PO. 55, Moyo Uganda, East Africa
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The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our power to get it to those who do not have it. May the Lord grant each of us His followers the wherewithal to be obedient disciples!
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