"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Team OPUM takes on a 12K road race...

Mbale hosted a 12 K race today, in honor of Woman's Day.  The Orthodox Presbyterian Uganda Mission put together a smashing team composed of Dr. Jim, Haily, Emily, Morgan, Katelyn, Eric, Timothy and me. 

The race was advertised as being an 11K.  When we plotted the given race course on the internet, it was actually a 15K.  So I contacted the organizer.  He switched the route and handed out new maps.  It was still 13K...so I contacted him again and sent him a screen shot of a proposed 12K route...not quite 11K, but to get it to 11K would have required some major re-routing.  The organizers liked the new route, so 12K it was.  All of the signs advertised it as starting at 9:30, but a few times we were told 7:30, so we called to find out and the organizer insisted that it was 7am...at 6:30 am this morning, he even called us and told us to come now...so we did...and then we waited until 8:45 or so when it started.  But we had a reason for waiting...we were waiting for the guest of honor to show up...Rebecca Kadaga...she is the head speaker of parliament.  She came finally came in with her police escort and said a few brief words and flagged us off.


  1. Everything about this race......the distance, starting time, wow! I told Jim it was a surprise race....you show up and are surprised at the distance. I think this style would be a big hit in the US!! I just can't get over you all running in that heat!! Go Team OPUM!

  2. Wow this is pretty awesome accomplishment!