:: I mentioned in my last post, that we had acquired two puppies on our trip to Kampala. However, I never mentioned what we were doing in Kampala. Louis Giglio and Chris Tomlin were in concert there as part of the international Passion tour. For $4, we got to spend the evening listening to very.loud.music and Louis Giglio show his creation mash up that he put together. Our favorite part of the evening was when the lead singer would stop singing and the crowd would sing all these praise songs that we know and love in their beautiful Ugandan accent. Then on Sunday, we attended church and visited African Bible University for lunch. And on Monday we did a super shopping trip to the big stores in Kampala. In the process, an ATM also ate my debit card, so Tuesday before we left town, we had to go chase it down. But while we were driving to the bank, a Ugandan man waved us down and alerted us to the fact that our back wheel was smoking. We had lost a shock and the tire was rubbing the springs and wearing through. We don't know if our shock was stolen or if we never had one to begin with, but we called a mechanic at the Land Rover place and before too long a man pulled up on a boda with a new shock. He propped the truck up, fixed it, and we were on our way. Despite a few minor bumps along the way, we had a blast in the big city for a weekend.
::On October 8, our baby took her first wobbly steps. I'm so ready for her to start walking! The whole butt-schooch thing that she does, gets really dirty! She hasn't really taken off in walking yet, but she's getting there.
::October 9 was a super busy day. October 9 was Tessa's (our missionary associate) birthday. (Although we celebrated the Saturday before)
It was also Uganda's 50th anniversary of their Independence from England.
We also spent the morning of the 9th at Luwanda Children's home (a separate post to come) and in the afternoon, sadly, we had to attend the funeral of the mother of one of Eric's students. It was the energetic lady in this post that is pictured in the green dress. Her death was quite sudden. However, she lived to a very old age, died peacefully, and most importantly had confessed Christ while she still lived.
::The rest of the week we welcomed Elder Mark Bube, general secretary for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Committee on Foreign Missions. His visit was enjoyable and encouraging.
::I also had the chance to do a photo shoot for a friend here who is in the process of adopting her daughter. By Ugandan law you must have custody of a child for 3 years before you adopt. This week marks one year for her and her daughter...reason to celebrate indeed!
More posts to come!