This morning all the younger men were running north with their weapons in a long, spread-out string. Drums had sounded in the village to our northeast. I found out later that the Taposa had stolen some cattle from a Lotuko village during the night. The Lotuko got their cattle back, but one man was wounded in the process. I hope this sort of thing comes to an end.
Photo: Warriors on their way to recover stolen cattle.
I did some more welding today. We passed the half-way mark in building rafters. We also made fairly firm arrangements to have some men start building my hut. They should begin tomorrow. I think housing will become tight here soon. When the Yonkers get back, Samuel and Christine will have to move into a tent. I hope the living space crunch does not cause too much tension.
I poked around in the ground today and noticed that the onions I planted have sprouted. At least one of the three things I have planted should do okay. I hope the carrots grow too. I do not have much hope for the lettuce.
Michael is talking of going to Juba to get grain. At Torit, sorghum costs 36.50 Sudanese pounds per bag, but only 15.00 in Juba. We may have the plane go to Torit to get sorghum from Norwegian Church Aid. We have heard they have some sort of cooperative.