Greetings from Kampala, Uganda! Thank you for all your "safe travel" prayers- they worked! We arrived safe and sound and have already enjoyed a full day here.
We had a slight flight schedule glitch which, in my opinion, turned out to be a blessing. Our flight out of Brussels to Entebbe had been cancelled and we were rescheduled to fly the next day. This allowed us a full 24 hours in Brussels, which was amazing! As soon as we checked into the hotel, we headed for downtown Brussels to see the sights. We ate chocolate, drank coffee, admired the architecture, and most importantly, had the chance to get to know each other a lot better. I got to hear about how each team member got connected to this trip and about their heart for missions. Terrific!
The next morning we got on our plane and had a rather rough all-day flight to Entebbe (including a brief touch down in Kigali, Rwanda). We arrived in Kampala that night.
This morning we got up and set off for a day of worship with Church on the Rock Kampala. It always delights me to get to spend time with the Church in different countries. I get to meet my brothers and sisters in Christ, and there is so much joy in those meetings! We had enthusiastic singing and dancing, followed by preaching. Six of our team members preached, including me! Actually it was more like sharing from my heart what God's been teaching me than a sermon. We wound up with prayer and lots of hugs and picture taking with our new friends. What a great day.
Tonight we'll rest up and then tomorrow morning we will head out for Gulu. We'll be staying in Gulu for a couple days. Each day we'll drive out to Bul Kur, where the Galileo School is located. We'll have a grand opening ceremony, a field day for the children, medical teaching and clinic, and meetings with the community. We appreciate your prayers!