Sunday, 3 June 2007

Nostalgia

I sit now, overlooking the lush green hills of Mpigi Uganda.
I'm surrounded by the sound of happy children, light african music and boda boda drivers yelling, "hey Mzungu, you need ride?"

The smell is the same, the smiles are the same but much has changed.

I flew in under the cover of darkness once again, landing in Entebbe airport at the un-godly hour of 3:45.

After much work (and a long story) at customs, I was on my way out the doors, greeted by the tired yet smiling faces of Jeff Dyck and Malumba!
After a warm welcome we hopped in Micheal's car and we were off to Mpigi, a 2 hour drive along the dark, the pot hole invested streets. Jeff handled the car well though and we arrived unscathed, (had I been driving it could have been a different story.)

After sleeping in the on site Medical Clinic for all of 2 hours I awoke to the sound of the Dyck children and Rebekah in the doorway, it was time to get up and prepare for church.

One of the first must do's was visiting the childrens homes.. there are two full homes now, and a third one which will be filled when the team arrives in two weeks.
The kids have grown so much, so remembered me, some did not, but it is amazing to see them all again healthy and happy.

A quick greeting to the church, many happy encounters with old friends and a renovation of sorts I write to you now as the sun sets on my first day returning to Uganda.

I must go now, but I am safe, I am very happy and I am ready for my next adventure.
More to come soon.

Grace, Peace and Blessings,
Brent

2 comments:

Shortstuff said...

Brent White, you are in Uganda, that is truly amazing! How are all the children? Janet and Komegeisha, the twins, oh my goodness, now I am going crazy. A nice update about the kids would be amazing also! Do they remember us? SO many questions, we need to communicate somehow Brent White. Enjoy yourself. We are all proud of you!

Cheryl said...

I'm uber jealous right now....