We've made if safely to Uganda with a pleasant and uneventful trip. We even had a chance to stop at Starbucks at the airport in Amsterdam. Yum.
We were warmly welcomed last night by Richard, a really great guy who has been on staff at African Renewal University (ARU) for several years. He works in the library, but does a lot of other task, too.
For our safe travels, good night of sleep, and reunion with old friends, we say, "Praise the Lord!" Or as they say in the local language, "Mukama ye babsibwe" (don't quote me on the spelling!).
I am writing this entry on Sunday morning. Our ride to church will be picking us up in a few minutes, and we will be at the village church down the road here in Buloba. I've had the opportunity to be there before, should be a good experience... definitely a taste of rural African church, ;)
Teaching starts tomorrow morning. We won't be preaching this morning (at least that's what they are telling us before we get there!)
I had a chance to see Jeff Atherstone and his two sons this morning. Jeff is a missionary with TLI and is responsible for much of the amazing growth and development that the school has seen over the last several years. This is my third visit to the school, and it is very encouraging to see how the facilities have grown. We are staying in a dorm that was only walls and a roof last time; there is a path from the dorms to the classrooms; there is even Wifi available at the academic building.
Bruce says, "We are looking at a 110 degree difference in temperature." Harper, Scott's 7 year old son says, "dad, come look at THIS bug." I asked the others (Scott and Chris) for a quote, and all I got was, "We can't top that!"
More from us soon, thanks for keeping in touch!