Today for lunch we finally got to try Giant African Snail. I was a little bit nervous and excited all at the same time. A wife of one the students from the school cooked them for us. It is hard to put into words the texture and flavor however I will attempt to give it my best shot. It had the texture of what I imagine a car inner tube to be and it was flavored similar to that of calamari.... We also had plantains and what they call yams. It was over all not a bad meal.
After lunch we began construction of the rabbit cages. I hired a couple gentleman from the village who are "experts" in bamboo construction to come teach the students (and myself for that matter). However it did seem that by the end of the day we had way more Indians than we did chiefs!!! But with lots of teamwork and diligence we were able to nearly complete the cages. All we have left is to put on the doors and the waterers and feeders.
The students really expressed how discouraging it is to preach in Cameroon because they live in such extreme poverty. They said that they often don't know where the next meal will come from. Several have some extreme anxiety about graduating and going to a new village to preach because they haven't had any means of supporting themselves. After briefly explaining the rabbit breeding program to them they all became extremely excited. By just selling 10 rabbits at the market in one year they can make more than the average taxi cab driver does in a year!!!! The work we are doing here has the potential to help explode the spreading of the Gospel in Cameroon and many other parts of Africa! Please pray for this work to continue unhindered. There is the very clear possibility that this school and many preachers (and could be completely self supported within the next year!!!! God is so GOOD!!!
The weather here has been hot and humid. The gnats are driving me crazy but thanks be to God I haven't seen a mosquito yet!! I have been taking sponge baths twice a day but I sweat so much in the bathroom that I feel just as dirty as before I bathed. It is worth the sweat to be here with these wonderful people doing this awesome work.
We are still planning on having many from the community and the area attend our course next week in sustainable living. Please be praying that nothing hinders their attendance.
On a side note, thanks to all who helped my wife today in the rescuing of my goat Molly who got stuck in the fence today. The picture below was just too cute not to share!