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    • Day 59

      Soirée avec Norman

      February 5, 2022 in Uganda ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

      Le vrai Norman est super sympa ! Après lui avoir raconté l’histoire de notre arnaque avec son usurpeur d’identité, celui-ci nous a invité pour aller boire un verre en ville. Avant de le rejoindre, nous passons par notre café préféré, appelé Cafesserie (ça sonne moyen en français n’est-ce pas ?). Et nous voyons passer devant nous… Tobias et Mathias, nos bons amis allemands de Jinja ! Le hasard fait bien les choses. Nous finissons par prendre un verre puis nous allons ensemble rejoindre Norman, lui même accompagné de deux amis italo-indo-ougandais. Je teste d’abord l’identité de Norman (on se sait jamais). Une fois tout soupçon dissipé, la soirée peut commencer !

      Nous testons allègrement le « Uganda Waragi », le gin parfait pour les guerriers (c’est comme ça qu’ils le vendent). C’est intéressant les bars ougandais car la musique est tellement forte que personne ne peut s’entendre.

      Vers 1h du matin, nous décidons de changer d’ambiance. Norman a une voiture, nous établissons le record de 9 personnes dans l’équivalent d’une twingo. Heureusement, il ne s’agit que de 5 minutes jusqu’à notre destination. Nous arrivons dans un grand parking d’un Carrefour (oui, le meme qu’en France) et apparemment c’est là que ça se passe. Entre les rangées de voitures se trouve un bar/boîte de nuit extérieur. Nous dansons aussi bien/mal que nous pouvons mais évidemment sans pouvoir égaler le rythme et l’énergie des danseurs locaux, qui semblent inépuisables. Épuisés, nous le devenons aux alentours de 4h. Norman nous reconduit à la maison, lui doit se lever à 7h… Les ougandais semblent être des guerriers de la nuit.
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    • Day 3

      Baha’i House of Worship

      February 7 in Uganda ⋅ 🌩️ 19 °C

      One of the main reasons we picked Uganda for this trip was for the opportunity to visit the Baha’i House of Worship in Kampala! We are both members of the Baha’i faith and share a dream of visiting all 8 Houses of Worship (1 on every continent + 1 in Samoa for the Pacific). Today we had the JOY of visiting it (for the first time) and pictures didn’t (and can’t!) do it justice. The highlight though was meeting the sweet Baha’i youth volunteering who welcomed us. They were thrilled to hear we were Baha’is from America and even taught us a proper Ugandan handshake, my favorite photo so far. ❤️ We said prayers for every single one of you in the Temple and at the resting site of some very special Ugandan Baha’is, including Enoch Olinga. Although the House of Worship was closed indoors for renovations (should be open for our visit next week) they still allowed us inside which was extra special as we had it all to ourselves!! Richard was our tour guide and a favorite moment was showing him a sweet photo of himself laughing! We came back to Kabria Country Club (our hotel), Lisa did some laps in the pool (while I stayed warm under the towels lol), we did a quick steam, and then attempted to get to-go food but they refused to let me carry it to my room by myself. 😂Read more

    • Day 24

      Evangelism Day 16

      November 11 in Uganda ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

      Today was the last full day of gospel outreach. We went to sparsely populated strips of market in Kampala. The highlight for me was when two women inside a shop pulled two chairs out to the edge of their business to listen more to the Gospel. They both raised their hands to receive Jesus and then asked to take a picture with me! I felt so much overwhelmed h love for them both.
      A man who had a headache for 2 months was also healed!
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    • Day 3


      February 7 in Uganda ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      We successfully avoided the jet lag and made it up in time for the breakfast! Lisa woke up at 7am to the sound of the birds and I got a few more hours of sleep 😉 We made our way down and got to see our beautiful hotel in the day light! The staff is exceptionally hospitable and their smiles are so bright. They had a delicious breakfast buffet filled with fresh juices, fruits, made to order omelets and delicious Indian and Ugandan food. Our favorites were the potatoes and fresh passion fruit juice. We both feel grateful for our seamless travel and ideal travel companion ❤️Read more

    • Day 18

      Hopping snacks

      November 2, 2019 in Uganda ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      We slept the night at Ziwa lodge with the quite surreal experience of ‘guard rhinos’ outside our bedroom window and I woke several times to the sound of their snoring, actually very gentle and quiet, considering the size of them! Instead of being the huge, threatening animals that they can seem, when sleeping and just happily grazing in their own surroundings, they are incredibly calm and lovely to watch, I think they might now be my top of the big 5!

      We got up before 6, to make sure we didn’t miss the rhinos waking up, which was quite an experience, under the backdrop of an African sunrise. We all sat on the balcony, with the rhinos literally a stone’s throw away and watched them gradually wake up, all 11 of them! They seemed to have quite a morning routine, get up, eat a bit of grass and go the loo! Quite amusingly they all liked the same spot for the latter and seemed to use a makeshift rhino toilet, which resulted in a huge pile of rhino dung just beyond our garden path! We were about half an hour late for our planned 7am breakfast as we weren’t allowed to make the 30m walk across to the breakfast area due to rhino traffic ! Eventually we crossed with the assistance of a ranger, but we needn’t have worried as breakfast was on African timing !

      So our planned for departure time of 8 am turned into nearer 9, but we thought this was still allowing ample time to arrive back in Kampala for the rugby World Cup final at 12md our time... however that didn’t allow for Saturday Kampala traffic ! The proposed 2.5 hour return journey took roughly double that, partly because of going into town to collect Aggrey, who was taking us to a local rugby club to watch the match. We eventually arrived at said club for the second half of the second half.... not the best moment to be in Africa in a final losing to South Africa! Nathaniel and I nearly got landed on by someone falling back off their stool in jubilant enthusiasm ! Suffice to say we didn’t stay around long after the finish, preferring to get some lunch at a nearby shopping centre, in the rain.

      We had planned to go back to Suubi for some more cricket but it was a bit late in the day, so we had another visit to the craft market then headed back to the mission apartments, which felt somewhat like ‘coming home’ after our night away. We enjoyed a lovely dinner, as usual, with a starter of fried grasshoppers, as recommended by Judith from the apartments, who said she can eat a whole tub whilst driving along. They are generally sold at your car window along the edge of the road and as we’d sat so long in Kampala traffic, we decided it would be a good time to try them. The only slight snag was, we saw some cooked ones and decided to have some, but by the time we were ready to wave the £1 equivalent out the window, traffic had moved on. So the next time we saw a box of them we were quicker off the mark, but as the seller handed me the sandwich bag full of them, I quickly realised they weren’t quite ready to eat, as they were still hopping around, albeit with their legs having been removed ! Caleb quickly took them on as pets, but as they then sat for several hours in the hot van before we arrived back at the apartments, they were somewhat less alive, in spite of Nathaniel’s amazing efforts at CPR. Not to worry though, chef David was happy to still fry them up and they were actually quite edible, almost a bit like savoury popcorn... sort of!
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    • Day 7

      Evangelism Day 3

      October 25 in Uganda ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

      More kids crusades.

      Heavy rains and flooding today. Lots of mud, but we trudged through.

      I preached the Gospel to 380 children and approx. 266 gave their life to Christ!

      Our group had a total of 714 salvations!!!Read more

    • Day 24

      Evangelism Day 17 - Last Day

      November 11 in Uganda ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

      Today was the very last day of outreach. We went into local neighborhoods and many people gave their life to Christ.
      There was a moment in the van when God spoke to one of our Evangelists and the message he said shook me to my core.
      It was overall an experience I will not forget. As a group, over 152,000 people gave their life to Jesus in 3 weeks time.
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    • Day 3

      Arrived Safely!

      February 7 in Uganda ⋅ 🌩️ 19 °C

      For a 27 hour travel day, the trip truly couldn’t have been smoother!
      Raleigh ➡️ NYC
      NYC ➡️ Amsterdam
      Amsterdam ➡️ Rwanda (stayed on the flight)
      Rwanda ➡️ Uganda 🎉

      We watched movies, played games, read, ate many meals and followed our sleep plan (including drinking lots of water). Our kind driver Issac picked us up from the airport and taught us about the geography, culture, food and even some basic words our whole drive. It’s now 1am here and we have checked into our beautiful hotel and are off to bed!Read more

    • Day 3

      Meeting Godfrey

      February 7 in Uganda ⋅ ☁️ 29 °C

      We connected with our wonderful driver and tour guide, Godfrey! He asked us all about our hopes for the trip, the animals we wanted to see, any concerns we had and put us right at ease. I am most excited to see monkeys, chimpanzees, and elephants! Lisa is most excited to see birds and a baby elephant :) We depart tomorrow at 7am to head to the top of Murchison Falls!Read more

    • Day 19

      Evangelism Day 12

      November 6 in Uganda ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      We went back to Kids Crusades this week and there were over 2,500 kids in attendance!
      One of the schools performed a local dance for us as guests.
      In total over 2,000 children gave their life to Christ. Amazing!!!Read more

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