Whoa - it was a long, amazing day in Uganda for the Hearts & Hope mission team! Which equated to an early night; I think most folks were in their rooms by 10:00pm. I'm hoping everyone comes to breakfast having had a great night of sleep.
We left our hotel in Kampala promptly at 9:00 (yay team!) and made the 2-hour drive to Jinja. We checked into the Sunset Hotel and dropped our bags in our room before heading out to Kainagoga.
We delivered packets to the 80 sponsored students and made some, dare I say, darling crafts for their sponsors! The team was awesome. It's a little overwhelming when all 16 of us are crammed in a small classroom and are trying to make a lot of things happen at once, but they did it with poise and grace! Even Wally... :)
We had some time to spend with the kids and shared our first village lunch together. Afterwards, there were photos and then it was off to the friendly soccer match with the Hearts & Hope team. Messiah Lutheran Church in Weldon Spring has supported this team for years and they do us proud! The mission team stepped up to the challenge and it was a great game. I'm just hoping sore muscles don't hold us back from painting in Nakabango today!
We had dinner at the Sunset hotel; whole tilapia seemed to be the common theme on the menu. It was a beautiful evening.
A big day is planned in Nakabango. Thank you for the prayers for continued safety and a great day for this mission team!
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.