Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Hail in Uganda

Hello everyone! Hannah here J


You haven't heard from me in a while because I have not been feeling well since Monday. Thankfully, I am almost at 100% this evening. These last couple days have been a bit frustrating for me. I want to use my time well while I am in Uganda, and laying on my bed for 3 days did not qualify as time well spent to me. However, it has been a blessing in disguise. Both Sue and I were able to have some much needed down time. Even if I had not been sick, some heavy rains would have kept us indoors anyways. Apparently God wanted us to rest J


Sue and I woke up to our very noisy rooster friend today. Sue swears she is going to eat him before she leaves Uganda. I am not opposed to some fried chicken and some quieter mornings. Even though I was still feeling a bit sketchy this morning, I decided to try and eat some breakfast and then go paint with the help of Sue. We were able to complete our small mural in about an hour. It is on a wall facing the school's entrance. Sue helped me by painting "You are very welcome" in both English and Lusoga. I added some trees and flowers and other little decorations surrounding our welcome. I was spent by the time we finished and went up to our room where I took a 2 hour nap. Sue headed into town with Kymba to get some pictures developed and printed to give to some friends here. While she was in town, a huge thunderstorm blew in. I sat in the doorway of our room and listened to the rain, wind, and thunder. After a few minutes, I was surprised to see hail bouncing off of the red dirt. After the storm, Sue returned home and we were joined in our room by 2 of Musana's interns. One of the interns got food poisoning last night so we got to take care of her and distract her a bit from her stomach. We had a lovely time getting to know these two young women better. We ended today eating dinner at Sol View and getting to know the team that arrived Monday night. Now that I am feeling better, I am so excited to get back to painting tomorrow. I am thinking that a mural full of stars and ringed planets might be next on the agenda.


I am thankful for all of the prayers and encouragement I have received while I have been sick. I got to practice being patient with myself and was able to enjoy spending time with the people I happened to be around. Despite all of the sickness that seems to be going on around here, it has been a really relational couple of days.


Hope everyone back home is doing well!


And in honor of my brother Tyler's birthday this week, I will end this blog with this nerdy farewell:


May the force be with you,


Love Hannah



Nanette Hilgendorf said...

So glad you're feeling better - but please leave the rooster alone! :)

I hope you have a good day for painting tomorrow! Praying for the Lord to give you inspiration!

Julie Page said...

Sweet Hannah, I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well but I am so thankful you got some much needed rest!!!
I can't wait to see the new designs you two paint!!! I would normally remind you to take lots of pics to share but since you're with Sue I won't. I'm fairly certain she'll have the pics covered!
Love you both!!!

PS Would you please bring home the interns contact info? Thanks!!!