Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mr. Cow

Today was a day of firsts.

I paraded through villages...

 ...and towns with cow in tow.


I soon became close with Mr. Cow, who later we found out was a misses.


I thought how FFA would have been somehow fun.

I bartered at Wakiso Central Market and bought 41591561 Irish potatoes.

I closed out the long day by participating in the brutal slaughtering of my well-trained, dear friend.

 I went in on a spur of the moment feast for the kids here in the village. I wish I filmed the kids as they saw us parade the cow into the village, knowing that they would be eating MEAT! That has been THE ONLY conversation for the rest of the day. It makes sense seeing as how their two main meals a day are posho and beans (posho: ground corn flour). I have paid for the cow and feast out of pocket (from my March budget) for a grand total of 150,000 Ugandan schillings (65 US dollars). If you are reading and would like to “feed” the Bulabakulu Village a fresh beef dinner, just click on the yellow donate button on the right side of this page and denote that the donation is for Mr. Cow.

After today I really feel for Chick-Fil-A’s campaigning cows. Eat mor chikin people! …for real, the slaughter is much more manageable.


  1. LOVE it!!! How many children did you feed? Elli is very interested in donating some of her money for a future monthly cow feeding. We will keep you posted! She would like to know more information about the fresh water situation where you are at. She has been raising money for Uganda and really wants to feed/give water to the children in some aspect--- so this would be perfect! :) Email me us more info when you get a chance! -Jenn and Elli

  2. You really meant what you said at Passion! This is so awesome to see! Praying for you and the kids! -Adam Morrell

  3. Oh my gosh. This is my daughter...Holding the horns of a cow to be slaughtered. As a dad I couldn't be more surprised (about the cow killer in you) and more pleased and thankful (for the Christ in you). I'm telling Bryan Legg to look at this.

    Love you,

  4. Just want to tell you how awesome you are! I too am proud of you! Your amazing! I am throughly enjoying your blogs. Love the picture of you with your yellow flower in your ear next to the cow (when she was still breathing). Take care!!!

    Cousin Heather

  5. This is great. Hope your friends Caylyn and Timbo are falling right into the action! Slaughtering cows, feeding children, buying potatoes and talking in the dark by candlelight!!

    I pray for you every. single. day!