Culture Engaged!

Yesterday Russ and Sylvia welcomed us to their home, today they introduced us to their country.   We enjoyed a full day of touring Kampala, the nations capital.  We experienced unbelievable traffic congestion, many kinds of food, and three different kinds of markets. 

Harriet, a friend of the Daniels family, joined us for lunch and accompanied us to the tomb of the kings.  There we learned much about the nations history.  I took a chance during the Q & A time and explained to our tour guide how grateful I am to know that God was in control of the kings heart and that the decisions they made to make Uganda open to all religions was part of His master plan which lead to the Daniels family coming to their great nation.  The guided didn’t know what to make of that.  But I’m thankful that the King of Kings was worship right then by our small group as we saw God’s sovereign hand upon Uganda over the centuries. 

After the tomb tour Harriet led us through Kampala’s downtown “local” shopping mall.  It was wall-to-wall merchandise and people.  How anyone gets any shopping done in there is beyond me.  It was a sight (and a smell) that Rod and I won’t soon forget.

We finished the night off by dinning at a very nice Indian restaurant.  I didn’t eat much.  I’m more of a meat and potatoes kind of guy.

Tim Mc encouraged Sylvia to make me eat some really gross stuff.  So far She has been nice although today when we ate lunch two of the options were cows hoofs, and boils fish (all of the fish).  I stayed with the chicken!  Russ said tomorrow we might snack on some boiled grasshoppers as we drive down to Mbarara.   All I can say is pray for your preacher and his stomach. 

Speaking of tomorrow, we will be up by 6:00 and on the road by 7:00.  We have a long drive ahead of us and we want to arrive in time for their mid week service.  Rod and I will both greet the church and meet the orphans.  Having been welcomed to Daniel’s home and experiencing the capital city of Kampala, I’m really looking forward to seeing my Uganda brothers and sisters in Christ.  That connection transcends oceans, that connection spans eternity, that connection is why we are here. 

Culturally exhausted,

PK