There is so much to say, so much not to say, so much to figure out, so much to wonder, so much... just so much. The trip was BIG...that is about the only word I can use to contain all that it was and remains to be.
Not being able to blog from there leaves me going through pictures and thoughts and notes and starting with baby steps... we'll see where we get from there!
My ride came to get me at 3:00 a.m. on July 2nd. It was the first hour of a very long trip. This is Jan... she and her husband were my ride and she was a very fun part of the team. I am so happy to have had the chance to get to know her and share the trip with her and her son.
After our 5:45 a.m. flight to DC... we learned string games to share with the kids as we sat for our first layover. From there were left for Addis Abba, Ethiopia... I think it was
130 13 hours with NO sleep and screaming kids two rows in front of us. Nice. :0) This was followed by another layover in a room with NO circulation and VERY little air and no water... and then we were off to Uganda.
And we arrived! It was by grace alone I could walk. We quickly got aboard the bus... our bus.
This bus would become one of our havens... a place of rest... a place for thought and prayer... and a place where we spent a LOT of time! After a three hour bus ride in this...
we arrived at our hotel for one night of rest before our 6 hour bus ride the next day to our second stop along the way... Soroti. I slept like I had been hit by a bus full of tired missionaries with hearts full of passion, wonder, and love and a million suitcases! Here is some of what we passed on the way there... (forgive the blur on some... we were traveling pretty fast during several moments of transit!)
This is the Nile River... this was right outside our hotel for the first night. It was beautiful... as is so much of Uganda.