Greetings from Uganda!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Todd! What a blessing to have been married 15 years to my best friend! I love you, Todd!
What a trip we've had. The days have started to blur but I'll try to give a clear picture of comings and goings of today.
This morning started early, 5:45, as we hiked to Kigulu Hill, AKA Pride Rock. We were led by Leah, Andrea's sister and another Pauline sister, Theresa, came with us as well as 3 of her yoga students from China. Oh, how could I forget, Bernie tagged along, too. (Leah's puppy) In fact we have a cute picture of Grace holding him above her head as in The Lion King, Mufasa holding Simba, showing him his land. (I foresee some photo shopping once back in the states.) To watch the sun appear in the sky, in all of God's brilliant colors, reaching out to touch all living things is a perfect way to start a day.
We went back to Musana to bid farewell to our dear Glenn. Kathy and Patsy went along to keep Kyemba company on the way home. Since they were passing through Kampala on the way, Kathy arranged a meeting with a child her family has sponsored for years in the Watoto Village. I can't wait to hear about their meeting.
The rest of the team and I are hanging out at Musana today. We took boda-bodas into town to do a little shopping in the market and get a cold soda. Paul has been such a blessing to our team this trip. He watches over us as we are shopping, negotiates prices, translates conversations and just brings a smile to our faces. Once we returned from the market, Steve began preparing for the trip home by packing up all the extra bags we brought. I'm thankful for Steve and his organizational skills as I would probably wait until Friday am to think about those other suitcases. :)
As soon as the kids finish with their classes, our plan is to go down and visit with as many as we can. Nathan, a teacher of P3, asked if we were going to come watch a football competition this afternoon so if I understood him correctly, we will be watching a soccer match this afternoon. This is sure to be fun!
Tomorrow we will be traveling with Pastor Wilson. He hasn't told us much about where we are going or what we will be doing but in Pastor Wilson style, he's all smiles and giggles when he talks about our day together. Should be a super blessing for us!
Thank you for your prayers and please continue praying for our time remaining as well as our travels home. May God bless you and keep you!