Long flights, little sleep and new friends.
Sunday May 24, 2009
Well, my suspicions were confirmed! Travel to Africa is not for the wimpy. We left Charlotte Saturday morning and arrived in Kampala, Uganda on Sunday night. Uganda is 7 hours ahead of North Carolina, by the way. Everything went well – if you don’t include the fact that most of us didn’t sleep well. It seems that even the best “sleeping drugs” didn’t work.
We met a lot of people in Amsterdam who are ministering in Uganda. I sat next to the CFO of World Vision on that flight and we met several men from across the US who work on power lines. They’re headed to Sudan for 3 weeks to install power lines. How cool! We talked to a Ugandan woman who runs an orphanage in Kampala. Just last week 2 twin babies were delivered to her door step. Their mother had died during child birth. The most interesting was a group from Florida State University. They took a class last semester on social justice and human trafficking. To conclude their studies they came to Uganda – a total immersion experience.
The Body of Christ is beautiful. Sometimes at home it’s easy to feel like you’re one of the very few responding to God’s call in James 1:27 to care for the widow and orphan. But today I saw many people – choosing not to ignore the need. Choosing to give. Choosing to make a difference for ONE.
Thanks for your prayers so far!