Today, many of the team who sponsor kids at the Seeta orphanage were allowed to take their children on a field trip to Lake Victoria and the Source of the Nile River. The rest of the team stayed back at the orphanage and served 48 dental patients! We met up again at dinner time. We were able to swim in the pool and enjoyed a special outdoor BBQ dinner hosted by the hotel. For many of the team, including myself, tomorrow (Thursday) is our last full day in Uganda. We will begin our journey home early Friday morning.
One thing I haven't written much about are the devotions we've had each morning, led by Rudy, Gavin, Sarah, and Danielle. These teaching moments have been especially beneficial for many of the team, with incredible insight from the young people on this trip. We've spent time in prayer and worship and refreshed our focus for each day. I quit taking pictures during the devotions because I felt it was more important that I participate in them, but I did want to mention a little something about them here. They've been fantastic!
Thank you for covering us in your prayers. God has kept us safe in health and in all our travels. And believe me, travel in this country is chaotic. Please continue to pray for us, especially for those sponsors who will be saying goodbye to their kids for another year or two. Tomorrow is expected to be a very emotionally taxing day, and I'm certain that many of us will need the Peace and Comfort of God to make it through saying goodbye to these beautiful people and this amazing country.
Dave, teaching his kids how to pop a straw.
Doug and his kiddo enjoying each other
Enjoying the boat ride
Passing by a fisherman
I love these white birds... this one decided to begin flying out of my frame.. but I like the image anyway. Of course, it's late and I can't be 100% sure of the name.. but I think it's a White Herring, or something like that.. we saw many of them on safari too.
I caught Larry cuddling with his kiddo after swimming tonight. I also caught him showing her pictures at lunch and dancing with her by the pool when a slow song came on before dinner. It was difficult to pick just one picture of them together to post on the blog.. but this one... just makes me so happy.
Obligatory Cute Kid Photo of the Day
--- Morris. John was squeezing the ketchup bottle and when he'd let go he'd make a noise and Morris would jump and laugh! Every time. He is a small, quiet 7-year-old... sponsored by John, Melissa, Karleen and Tori. This kid can EAT. You know that first picture of the fried tilapia? That was his. And he ate it all. Like a PRO.