The last blog from Team Uganda. Friday, July 20, 2018
We began our flight home Thursday, July 19 when we said our final greetings to our dear friends at Musana.
We started our last day bright and early at 5:45 so we could enjoy a brisk walk along the red dirt paths to Kigulu (Chi-goo-loo) Hill, aka Pride Rock by us Mzungus. Leah sweetly led Jason, Jacob, Glenn, Michele, Judy, and myself. Laura and Sue stayed behind. After watching the sun rise, as majestically as ever, and taking many pictures, we walked the scenic route back to Musana. One of us, not saying who, caught a few ZZZZs once we returned while others enjoyed our last breakfast together at Musana. Everyone had packing to finish, last minute purchases to make, contact info to exchange, before Glenn led us in worship. And then our time at Musana was over after lunch.
Finally, the dreaded hour came and Kyemba arrived. This year he brought 2 vans and Timothy, his son/nephew. What a comfortable ride to the airport we had. But it took a LONG time!!! Laura, Sue, and I were very cautious about arriving at the airport early so as not to have any issues as in the past! We had just enough time to meet up with Umar and Leah for dinner. (One reason Kyemba brought the extra van was to be able to take Leah with us to Kampala. Kristin, an OT who works at the Musana Health Care Center, had meetings in Kampala and just so happened to be on our flight to Brussels. She was headed home for a two week stay with her family.) After enjoying our delicious dinner at Cafe Java, Leah and Umar sent us on our way with hugs while Kristin loaded the van with us and the next thing we knew we were before boarding the plane for our 11:25 pm flight to Brussels.
Most everyone slept since it was our bedtime! We made it safely to Brussels this morning and are now flying to San Antonio.
This year was another great experience of serving along side of Ministry Partners at Musana. Every year there is such growth within the community and the outreach to the most vulnerable I am sure they've expanded to their full potential. Until I go back and see what else they're putting into place to create sustainability and empowerment! My prayer is for continued favor from The Lord.
Personally, I learned more than I thought possible! I love learning!!! We are all works in progress, trying our best to follow the path set before us by Jesus.
Thanks for all the love and support from our friends and family!!! ❤