I am home now, semi-recovered from jet lag (I can, at least, string two coherent thoughts together today, which is a vast improvement from yesterday!). The travel went the best that can be hoped for: long but uneventful. I am back to work (which means I’m a bit panicked!) and hoping to get caught up on everything here in good time. So what happened those last days?

SATURDAY:

Saturday was a fun day, when we hosted a party for the ladies of Nawezakana, the Haven kids, and our sponsored kids. We fed 110 people, and had a lot of laughs as the Haven kids did a great dance set, and other gave speeches. It was hot, but Emily had had the foresight to get a tent, so it was perfect, and we had a great time visiting with everyone. I got to meet 2 of the boys we’ve sponsored through University, Dennis and Boniface, and am so proud of how well they are doing! Our other University student, Festo, is a first year student and we’ve sponsored him for several years. He’s loving his law studies — I told him I’d call him if I ever needed a lawyer there and he could give me a discount. Ha!

Here are some photos:

NESCO, who does our catering. Ten Eighteen help them set up their catering business, and they do a great job!
NESCO, who does our catering. Ten Eighteen help them set up their catering business, and they do a great job!
Waiting in line for yummy food!
Waiting in line for yummy food!
Washing hands
Washing hands
Thank God for the tent!
Thank God for the tent!
delicious lunch!
delicious lunch!
These are our sponsored kids who scored very high on their tests. Racheal, in the yellow, was one of the top in the COUNTRY and was in the paper!
These are our sponsored kids who scored very high on their tests. Racheal, in the yellow, was one of the top in the COUNTRY and was in the paper!

On the way home from the party, in a FULL car, I realized that I had done the last work thing of the trip and immediately felt exhausted! I went to sleep a little after 8pm and woke up just before 7am. Yeah. I was that tired!

SUNDAY:

Sunday was packing day, never fun. Suzanne and I went to town for lunch and to shop at a lady’s house for handmade things like purses and jewelry. She was eccentric but an amazing artist! After dinner, I headed to the airport. The flight was at 11:30pm, to Amsterdam. I arrived there at 5:45am, and had a 4 1/2 hr layover, which is too long! That flight was uneventful, immigration and customs went smoothly, and the flight from Atlanta to Raleigh was on time. I was very, very happy to see my husband and be home, although I’d been awake 45 hours by the time I went to bed at 8pm. Hence the brain malfunction…

So now I’m here, trying to catch up on work as well as follow up with all that I did these past 2 weeks. I so appreciate your comments and support!

4 thoughts on “The last days in Uganda

      1. You were very welcome in the world of heat and dust… next time you come, plan the rain season it will be wet and muddy :p
        It was lovely to have you and thanks for your great work!

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