Sunday, March 20, 2011

I Left My Heart in Uganda

Getting ready to go to "The Island". In this picture we had NO idea that we'd be stuck on Lake Victoria waiting for our boat to be pushed by another boat. We also didn't know that the typical 20 minute trip over would take us 1 1/2 hours.

Mama Prossy

This lady is always joyful.

Filling jerrycans. Everywhere you look people are walking with their jerrycans.

Me & Haley at our VBS in Kaliiti Village

I'm sure you've all heard me say this before, but I'm going to say it again. For all of my adult life, I have known I was supposed to come to Africa. I have avoided it for years because I've had young children at home for the past (almost) 14 years. However, this past summer God hit me over the head and told me I was going.
So, here I am living out the dream God placed in my heart.

I'm at the point now that I'm thinking, "Holy Cow! I only have 2 days left here."

As much as I miss my family, I am NOT ready to leave this place.

I LOVE Uganda. There is lush vegetation outside of the Kampala area. Brad (my husband) has been tracking the highs here for the past 6 + months. The highs have been between 80-85. Visiting the Nile River was an unforgettable experience. Are you getting the picture?

I LOVE the people. Each one of them is just beautiful to me. They greet so warmly and sincerely with their, "You are most welcome." Their handshakes are long. Hugs are given often. People take life at a much more relaxed pace than I'm used to in the US and they simply relish each other's company.

I LOVE the kids. While driving down any street, children of all ages come running to us shouting, "Hi, Muzungu! Hi, Muzungu!" The children hold your hands and love on you so freely. They LOVE carrying your backpack and help in any way they can.

I completely believe that once I get home I'll say, "I left my heart in Uganda."

Please pray that we all handle our goodbyes well,

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