As the saying goes ‘what a difference a day makes.’ The first photo was snapped at home a couple of days before leaving. The second picture shows our three with some of their new friends on the grounds of New Hope Uganda.
We flew to London Monday night and then headed for Uganda on Tuesday night. Stepping off the plane in Entebbe we were greeted by a wave of heat and a couple of the missionaries here at New Hope. On the same flight was a team from Utah who are here for two weeks. Our luggage was loaded onto the back of a truck and we climbed aboard a van to begin an exciting ride through the streets of Entebbe and Kampala on route to New Hope. Vans, taxis, bicycles and bodas (motor-bikes) all jockey for position with horns blaring and people dodging out of the way. The round-abouts were particularly exciting( something a-kin to being thrown into a blender.) Along the roadside small shacks line the route selling everything from bricks to bananas. The final stage of the journey was in a more rural area lush with vegetation. Small huts along the way house families who can be seen cultivating gardens, washing clothes or just chatting. We bumped our way along a dirt road to reach New Hope Uganda around 2:30 local time on Wednesday.
Within ten minutes of arriving our kids were off exploring with some other missionary children. Christina is pictured here with a boy who was abandoned as a baby and is now in the process of being adopted by a missionary family. We settled into the guest house which will be home for our first weeks here. During the first evening we were taken on a tour of the primary site and then had dinner at the home of another of the missionary families. Before falling to sleep at their table or on their couch we got back for an early tuck-in and we all slept quite soundly. Today (Thursday) we joined the Utah team on a tour of the secondary school and the enterprise farm.
All in all – we have received a very warm welcome. Thank-you all for your prayers for our safe travels and we are thankful to God for the opportunity to be here.