On our return trip we picked up several kids who grew up at GSF and were in Kampala trying to register to go to University. Some of them were successful and some stood in line all day and were not able to register. We asked why and their response was, "Welcome to Uganda." Life here either helps you to grow in patience and a sense of humor, or it will drive you crazy. We had some terrible traffic in Kampala and at one point went the wrong way on a busy one way street. A gracious taxi driver signaled for us to turn around and stopped for us. When we returned to the roundabout a police woman walked up to the van and said, "You went down the one-way." We responded yes, it was a mistake. She said, "Are you a vis'tor?" We said yes because we did not want to take the time to explain the whole situation. Her response was, "Don't do that again." "Yes, ma'am." David responded. I think we learned our lesson! The funny thing is that is the way the GPS map told us to go and the median was shaped as if that was an actual exit from the roundabout. But we will know better next time!
We have so much for which to be thankful! A good report from the doctor, the opportunity to contribute toward medical training and medical care for Ugandans, a safe trip to Kampala and Entebbe, the opportunity to help some GSF kids with transportation, two older MKs who watched our children from 7am until 8pm today, a van that has been a huge blessing, a team of missionaries who have been praying with and for us about my tongue, family and friends back in the states who have been praying, and most importantly, a Saviour who loves us, who brought us into His family, who has given us the privilege of being a part of His work caring for those in need and who is working for our good even in difficult things.