This is little Hope and she is a constant reminder of why we are doing what we are doing here in Kampala.
Firstly, sorry there has been a lack of blogging action our electricty supply has been some what NON EXISTENT! (Note the slightly resentful tone)
It’s amazing how well I have adapted to life here in Uganda. I often forget that it has only been a matter of weeks. It really does feel like home. Sometimes I am that well adapted I forget I am not Africa. Well okay that is not strictly true…… the white skin and the kids shouting Muzungu at us 24/7 is a subtle reminder I suppose.
Every now and again I have these funny moments when I think about how crazy it is what we are trying to do here. 1st time church planters, in a culture we are still very much trying to understand, across the other side of the world. I secretly love the craziness. Life here is so unpredictable. It’s an adventure and I love it! Kampalan traffic is perhaps not something I love too much but hey at least it keeps me on my toes. The green cross code….. what even is that out here? In Kampala it’s more of a run as fast as you can or you may get run over by cars, taxi’s buda buda’s carrying every man and his dog kind of deal. Oh and watch out for the cows the goats and maybe even the odd Lion every now and again. Scary no, it’s exciting!!!!!!!
We had group from the Uk come and join us recently and they were absolutely amazing. It was so incredible to see them in action, their adaptability, their passion and enthusiasm was such an encouragement to us long termers. They certaily brought lots of entertainment. On a few occasions we did climb out of the roof of our 4WD to shout “FREEDOM CHURCH come along this Sunday!!!!!!!I” Not what i would have ever imagined myself doing but hey here in Kampala anything is possible. It’s a little upsetting when people at church ask us where they are though and we have to say that they have gone back to the UK.
I feel it only appropriate that I share a few funny, if not slightly embarrassing stories from my time here. Okay……. so i may or may not have weed on my foot as a result of visiting a whole in the ground for a toilet and getting my aim drastically wrong. In my defence it was very dark. Urrmmm…… I got a buda buda home a little while ago. The guy stopped pretty much half way up a hill and then decided to tell me that he couldn’t go any further. I got off the buda buda and got my foot stuck in the mud. Pulled my foot out but left my flip flop behind and had to hop back to get it. I was the main attraction for the whole of my village. “What the heck is that crazy Muzungu lady doing?” Honestly I’m not so sure. You please tell me.
I am very honoured to see first hand how the first Freedom Church international is taking place. I think I can safely say on behalf of the team that we very much feel out of our depth most of the time but we are so assured in the knowledge that God has brought us here with a very specific purpose.
For so long I have known there was so much more to being a christian than I had previously experienced. Up until now I have spent much of my christian life somewhat frustrated because what I would hear about God would often contradict how I was living my life but now I can honestly say that I am really starting to believe that God can do incredible things through one person who has passion and a willingness to think beyond what they already know. This is largely down to the amazing people of Freedom church. With God we are constantly learning, constantly changing and constantly growing. I consider myself very, very blessed.
THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have met some absolutely incredible people since we have been here.