Today was a day of many firsts…

It was my first African church attendance. So wonderful. It started out by everyone coming up to meet us when we walked in. Then instead of the distant American church greeting we were told to find one person we did not know and talk to them for five minutes and really take time to know more about them.

I met Churchill. He is about to finish Form 6, which is like our senior year of high school. Then after that he will move on to University where he hopes to either become an accountant or a teacher. He loves history and entrepreneurship classes. He teaches the children at church and does a wonderful job interacting with them. He could actually pronounce my full name Kimberley. I said if it is easier you can call me Kim and he said, I like Kimberley. I got excited that at least one Ugandan will call me by my name. 

Then we had a time of worship. It was fun, sweet, intimate and powerful all at the same time. Ugandan’s know how to worship their Creator and they do just that. It was as if they were before the throne of God and they were the only ones before Him.

Then we had a time of teaching. Kent, the long-term missionary here taught with Geoffrey, the translator, who also owns his own soap business and more importantly is crazy in love with Jesus!

After church on the first part of our walk to find some boda boda’s (because we didn’t know where we were), the African children from the church grabbed our hands and walked along with us. Gilda is 6 and asked if I would be her friend. That is about as far as our conversation got since I speak no Acholi and she speaks very little English. It didn’t matter though, her smile was beautiful and we just had fun smiling with each other. 

 It was my first time at Cedars restaurant. It is a Lebanese restaurant that had a western toilet and they brought out a fan for us. We pretty much felt like royalty! It’s crazy the smallest things that bring pleasure now. The people there were wonderful, super friendly and the food was amazing. So far, it’s number one on my list.

It was my first time getting caught in a rainstorm. We were on our way to dinner when all the sudden it started down pouring so we ran as fast as we could to the closest restaurant near our compound – Acholi Inn. The power went out twice during dinner. It took over an hour to get food. The bill was wrong. Yet it was still a sweet time of fellowship for some of the girls on the team. 

It has been an amazing day, God is so good, and I’m excited for the many “firsts” that will follow.

Today was a day of many firsts…

It was my first African church attendance. So wonderful. It started out by everyone coming up to meet us when we walked in. Then instead of the distant American church greeting we were told to find one person we did not know and talk to them for five minutes and really take time to know more about them.

I met Churchill. He is about to finish Form 6, which is like our senior year of high school. Then after that he will move on to University where he hopes to either become an accountant or a teacher. He loves history and entrepreneurship classes. He teaches the children at church and does a wonderful job interacting with them. He could actually pronounce my full name Kimberley. I said if it is easier you can call me Kim and he said, I like Kimberley. I got excited that at least one Ugandan will call me by my name. 

Then we had a time of worship. It was fun, sweet, intimate and powerful all at the same time. Ugandan’s know how to worship their Creator and they do just that. It was as if they were before the throne of God and they were the only ones before Him.

Then we had a time of teaching. Kent, the long-term missionary here taught with Geoffrey, the translator, who also owns his own soap business and more importantly is crazy in love with Jesus!

After church on the first part of our walk to find some boda boda’s (because we didn’t know where we were), the African children from the church grabbed our hands and walked along with us. Gilda is 6 and asked if I would be her friend. That is about as far as our conversation got since I speak no Acholi and she speaks very little English. It didn’t matter though, her smile was beautiful and we just had fun smiling with each other. 

 It was my first time at Cedars restaurant. It is a Lebanese restaurant that had a western toilet and they brought out a fan for us. We pretty much felt like royalty! It’s crazy the smallest things that bring pleasure now. The people there were wonderful, super friendly and the food was amazing. So far, it’s number one on my list.

It was my first time getting caught in a rainstorm. We were on our way to dinner when all the sudden it started down pouring so we ran as fast as we could to the closest restaurant near our compound – Acholi Inn. The power went out twice during dinner. It took over an hour to get food. The bill was wrong. Yet it was still a sweet time of fellowship for some of the girls on the team. 

It has been an amazing day, God is so good, and I’m excited for the many “firsts” that will follow.

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