Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hello From Uganda

I'm at an internet cafe with 8 minutes remaining, but I wanted to say a quick hello from Kampala, Uganda! For those who haven't heard I arrived safely on Aug 25th with all my luggage. Praise the Lord! The past week has felt like more than a week and it has been wonderful. The children were so excited to meet their aunties and uncles from North America. They only learned last week that they get to go to America. We have spent a good deal of time bonding with the kids and the African chaperones. What a wonderful people and a wonderful country! Yesterday we did home visits and saw just how poor some of the children's families are. It was eye opening to say the least. We also got the chance to visit the site where the new school is being built for the children who return from tour. It is beautiful and the project manager has thought of everything. I am so impressed with this little school on the edge of Lake Victoria. I have so much I could say, but I will have to save it for another day...A few things I have experienced...crazy taxi rides in the city, the biggest outdoor market in Uganda, seeing the president's motorcade, a visit to the equator to watch the water spin in different directions on either side, wonderful Ugandan cooking from Aunt Ruth. Next week we raft the Nile River! Most of all I have enjoyed the people and built lasting relationships. Please pray for our continued safety and that the children and African chaperones would be granted their US visas quickly. Thank you for all your support and prayers! God is at work in and around me.

Auntie Angela


Anonymous said...

Awesome stuff Ang! I'm so excited for you... this is so great! Have fun rafting the Nile.. wow! Take in all these memories, it's so special!

Anonymous said...

I love to think of you on this amazing adventure! :)