Our first real construction project was an iron footbridge across the Kabacheriya River in Kween, eastern Uganda. The villagers had only a log to walk across to get to the outside world, and more than once children and adults fell into the river resulting in several drownings over the years. After meeting with the village elders, we felt called to work with them to put in a footbridge that would also enable motorcycles and cattle to cross the river.
Bob Wright, an expat living in Koromosia agreed to help us with this project. Using gifted funds from U.S. supporters, KMI paid for the iron and all materials for the project. Bob and D.C. met at the site and made a rough plan for the bridge, after which Bob went home and designed the final plan. He built the bridge in three pieces, and transported it to the site. Three Americans and a dozen Ugandans worked with Bob and in three days we put the bridge into place. Empowered only by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to get the job done, we decided to dedicate the project “Trinity Bridge.”
UPDATE: With the construction of a vehicle-capable bridge by the Ugandan government at Kabacheriya, Trinity Bridge is no longer in use. Rather than let it sit and be obsolete, we plan to move it to a new location where the locals have no bridge and are in desperate need of one.