Familiar Faces and Places

We landed in Entebbe.  I can’t describe the sense of excitement and anticipation.  I’m wondering how those feel who are setting foot on African soil for the very first time.

We were wondering if we would have to pay a duty on the mosquito nets we brought.  Instead, an airport official approached me, asked what was in the tubs, then asked if I was with a group, and he whisked us away without ever passing through the lines and scanners.

In the main area of the airport, we found the smiling faces of Victor and Alissa.  How wonderful to see them again.  We loaded all of our cases onto the roof rack of a van, and were on our way within minutes.  We returned to the Airport Guest House, the same place we stayed two years ago.  I love this place.  It is so African, and yet so accommodating to Americans.  We enjoyed a wonderful supper of squash soup and barbecued fish, beef and pork.  Those who thought we might lose a pound or two were quickly disabused of such a notion.

I’m rooming with Scott Hauser, the pastor of Clarion First Presbyterian Church.  He’s a gifted and dedicated man of God.  We both woke up at 6 a.m., and spent several hours in conversation.  I’m really looking forward to spending more time with him, and know already that this will be one of the highlights of this trip for me.

Today we will move from Entebbe to Kyenjojo.  We’re all ready to get to work after a good night of rest.

gkr1996 posted at 2011-6-23 Category: Uncategorized