The mission team was fortunate to be able to spend two days in
Murchison National Park. What an awesome opportunity to process all we have seen in the villages this week and to enjoy and be reminded of God’s greatness! Everyone was blessed by this gift.
The road to the park is a mixture of paved goodness and spine-crushing bumps, mixed in with a decent amount of dust. It’s around a 6-hour journey so you know it must be amazing once you get there for so many people to choose to make the trip.
We stayed at two different lodges; the second one was a new experience for all of us, so I appreciate the flexibility of the team and their willingness to try the unknown. Pakuba Lodge is located on a hill above Lake Albert which makes for a remarkable view. We were instructed to be inside at 10:00 due to the animals who venture up towards the
lodge after dark!
We enjoyed a boat ride to the bottom of Murchison Falls and two
game drives. So many surreal experiences along the way. The terrain changed frequently and drastically; truly beautiful! As we left the lodge on Tuesday morning, Charles surprised us by arranging for our drivers to take us to the top of the falls.
It seems there is nothing like a waterfall moving at that speed to remind you of God’s awesomeness and power! He even provided a rainbow and just enough mist to remind you how close you were to the water. To me, it was this neat little package wrapped up by God and handed to each of us as we began a long day that would end with us flying out of Uganda.
We stopped by a small nursery school outside of Masinde and
presented soccer balls and candy to the kids. It was a great chance to stretch our
legs and enjoy being with some precious kids one last time before our journey
We got caught in a “jam” in Kampala and sat in traffic for over
an hour. We finally made it to Pastor Charles’ home, where his wife, Eve, had prepared dinner for us. We all repacked suitcases, changed clothes, and headed to the airport in
I think the team was exhausted but thankful for everything we got
to experience during our last day in Uganda.
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