We started our journey to Palissa, Uganda around 8:00 a.m.. Because of our large team, we have a bus for us and a van four our luggage. WE stopped in Jinja for lunch and for the Internet cafe. Internet has been down 95% of the time we've been hearer. Unfortunately, it wasn't working very well today either. I want to see my family so bad, I miss my kids!
Back on the bus, our worship team helped us to get back into Him. It was awesome to have that! As we started to drive thru Palissa, it started looking very rural. Lots of holes in the small dirt roads, huts everywhere, and beautiful Ugandans surprised to see our big bus in their village. I'm sure that our big bus full of Mzungus had something to do with it.
After sorting out that mess, and getting settled into our rooms, we headed to Kerith Children's Home. There were not many children there initially, but it didn't take long before the children in the community were watching us.
We started out talking about buying two goats, and having tow of our team members kill and clean it. Then they started talking about buying a slab of beef from the market…oh boy!
The day before, we were in Jinja. I had used my coleader's phone to text Brandon. I said, "Hey Boo, get on FaceTime. I have internet access. Don't text back unless it's an emergency." Well apparently, all Brandon just replied. All he received was, "Emergency!" I about wet my pants, I couldn't stop laughing!
As we were about to call it a night, a hotel staff person approached me with a sheet of paper asking about 20 personal questions. Including name, address, passport number, our tribe, etc.. I told him I could complete on form for the whole team. He kept insisting everyone needed on. So again, I do what any spiritual leader would do…lol! I take the whole stack and hand them over to another team member and have her fill out all of our teams "personal information." Or at least, her interpretation of everyones information! Fun times! I hope to get asked to lead another team soon!