We are home! We arrived yesterday afternoon about 1 pm. All went well on our last day in Uganda. We ministered at Revival Christian Center in Jinja just before making the drive to Entebbe. Mrs. Otile, owner of the Hotel Paradise where we stayed, attends this church as well as many other of the staff of the hotel. She had invited us to minister to the children. Since we had to leave for the airport before noon...it worked perfect to stay in Jinja town this morning. We first spoke in the church service where each team member gave their testimony. After participating in this wonderful service, we went to minister to the children in Sunday School. The team did their "Daniel in the Lions Den" skit (love the lions!). It was a good way to end our time in Jinja!
We made it to the airport in great time. Just as we arrived at the airport we had thunder and lightening! It was very exciting as was God's presence which made us smile! We did arrive to a very crowded airport...which I had not ever experienced this before. Turns out...their whole computer system had shut down! Everyone was waiting to just go through the security and check in. We ended up being delayed by one hour because of this. But we finally took off...headed home!
This cut our layover down in Dubai to only 7 hours! We spent about 4 of the hours debriefing as we prepared to come home. It became a good time to talk about the reverse culture shock...as well as evaluate the trip. We were able to do this over a cup of Starbucks coffee!!! Yeah!!!! That was one step closer to home! Yet...a grande toffee nut latte ended up costing me $7! Geesh!
We then made the long trek home...but many movies and sleep later we finally stepped back onto American soil! We were greeted by waiting friends and family! Always hard to say goodbye to the team as we go our separate ways!
I left the airport to head to Riverside where I had our first ISP meeting at California Baptist University with the new Uganda team! It was actually very exciting to go from this trip to prepare for the next one! I was re-energized by being with my CBU ISP family!!!
Today is Kiana's 16th birthday!!! YEAH!! We are in Anaheim today getting ready to spend the day at Disneyland! To go from Uganda...to Disneyland will definitely be an adventure!
I will post more later...but for now I just wanted to let you know that we are home safely!
Thank you all for all of your prayers on this trip. They made the difference! \
We love you all!