The blog post of random moments and fond memories...
|A tent for the caregivers to gather. Sometimes they bring the patients out for some fresh air. This is also part of the area that they use to wash their clothes (like the lady in the background) and cook their meals.|
|Rachel and Dorothy faithfully sacrifice their time for this ministry.|
|Shoe shopping in the market.|
These are the kind of stands we visited on a regular basis for our evening meals.
A day was not complete without a chapati.
|We quickly discovered our favorite chapati chefs and enjoyed buying from them on a regular basis.|
|But no chapati could beat this one, made to perfection and fresh off the fire!|
|This neat little marketplace was just down the road from our guesthouse.|
|Main Street. We walked this street every day.|
|There were many tourist shops along main street. Even though we were not interested in doing much of that type of shopping, occasionally we would stop by to chat with the vendors and take a peek at their goods.|
We met Steve and Rebecca one night as we were making our daily rounds on Main Street. This young couple and their twin baby girls captured our attention. Even though our discourse was short, an impression was made. The next day Beth bumped into them again and learned that they had a small stand along Main Street. Throughout the remainder of our time in Jinja, we stopped by their stand frequently to chat and cuddle their precious littles. One night they invited us to their "home" or more like to the place they were currently staying for the evening. We enjoyed sitting outside in the courtyard hearing their story of redemption which is truly amazing! (to be shared later)
We wanted to have Ugandan porridge and as a bonus we also got a cultural experience.
Cooking porridge and learning how to make chapati like the pros.
Aisha, Diana, and Naima
We made so many friends with the locals in those three short weeks. Meeting guys was so common, but we really wanted to start building relationships with women, so we made it a matter of prayer. The next evening Lora and I met a man who very much wanted us to meet his born-again daughter, Diana. Through that meeting we also met these two other girls. Watching God work through these relationships was so amazing!
|Flavours, a cafe with free wifi! Over the first week or so we frequently stopped by here and quickly got to know the employees and began building friendships.|
Why of course we celebrate Valentine's Day!
|The double, side-saddle winners!|
The Sailing Club was our destination that night and what a delightful evening we had!