As I lay in this bed at Hotel Africana with about 3 hours of sleep ahead of me (and zero sleep behind me) I cannot help but reflect on this journey so far....:
Our flights were very rushed due to a delay during the first leg which meant we were rushing to board before the gate closed on every flight that followed. Luckily, we made our flights and landed safe and sound in Entebbe. Although our bodies made it, our baggage did not. So we are left with what we packed in our carry-ons, which for me meant....nothing. I at least had deodorant and a good attitude so those count for something!
During the baggage delay fiasco we met a woman named Dallas. She was so nervous her hands were shaking as it was her first trip to Uganda, she was traveling alone, and she could not get a hold of her friends. With the help of the team and Bishop Charles she was able to get her phone working with Uganda's network and we invited her on our bus to ride with and to stay at the hotel in Kampala where she can call her friend the next day. To say she was thankful is an understatement.
Through this I learned that no matter the situation in life, God always takes care of us. We just have to find Him, whether that’s in the friendly face of a stranger or the reassurance that Charles’s wife will loan this bum a skirt for church tomorrow ; ). Worrying is just the enemy’s way of putting doubt in our hearts against our good, good Father.
Tomorrow (actually in just a couple hours) we head to Jinja for the beginning of this leadership trip and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for this team under the watchful eye of our Lord.
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