Sunday, December 25, 2011
Seeing Rwanda- a country scarred by heartache slowly rebuilding and practicing forgiveness. An example- Charles is using some of the men involved in the genocide and now released from prison to work in the coffee along with those who lost family members.
Having your your heart gladdened and also broke by the children everywhere. You see children as young as 5 living on the streets. We have heard many of the testimonies of those who were rescued.
One of our greatest joys about Uganda is seeing young men and women who we have known for years growing up- starting careers -starting families- and serving the Lord in many ways. At Vian's wedding we met up with many from the past.
We were blessed by the times of hurry and wait when we had the chance to catch up on our reading.
Something I still don't understand about Uganda culture- Being told "you have grown so fat- you look so good" is a compliment!! I was told this 4 different times! I was told it means your husband is providing for you well!!! Hmmmm!!!
" Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord
all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless His name; tell of His salvation from
day to day.
Declare His works among the nations, His marvelous works among
among all the peoples!!" Psalms 96: 1-3
Merry Christmas and thanks for following along!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
|The Bride Waiting in the Car|
|Met up with Simon- a student from the past|
|Joab filled in to give the bride away|
|A skit during the wedding|
|Vian's grandmother and her sister|
|Former KTC students|
|Serving wedding cake|
|Presenting wedding gifts|
|Tami receiving her cake|
|Vian came to tell us bye|
|The Penecostal, American, and Anglican pastors blessing them|
Wow- what a day! We have finished our trip with a bang!! Spent all day yesterday with wedding events. Many similarities and many cultural differences too. But most of all we saw God glorified in the lives of Vian and Evelyn and many others.
|Loading up big suitcases in a small car !!|
|Merry Christmas from Uganda- Here they have poinsetta trees instead of plants|
|Ben and Tami|
|Tami, Judith (who was a teacher and is working at the farm), me|
|The famous Equator spot|
|Meeting with the Reverend officiating at Vian and Evelyn's wedding|
|The stairway to the church office|
|The ugliest bird in the world|
|Bible Study- counseling with young couples|
|Beggars in the middle of traffic|