Tuesday, July 3, 2007

07.03.07 - CC Uganda Blog #3

Another long flight, super close quarters, and drifting from dreams to turburlence. We got off the plane in Entebbe to walk off on the steps on to the African Cement! I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we took the first step off, looked around and just breathed in to take everything in. There is a different smell to
Africa, something between burning and vegetation. Smell that was not un-pleasant just different and not American.
We walked into the Airport from the plane to find some of us are missing baggage. We have a few suitcases, a few ministry supply buckets and a guitar missing. It was interesting trying to talk to the airport staff and clearly communicate because of the accent barrier. But after all the paperwork we found out that some bags are in London, some in Chicago, and even some still in Nashville. We hope to get the rest of the luggage on Thursday. Our team has really come together sharing clothes, toiletries, and comfort with those members missing luggage.
We got to the Adonai guest house to huge smiles. We went up to our rooms, changed, ate some great pasta and then headed straight out to minister at a high school. We were joined by our On The Go team members from Kenya and Uganda. We did a quick skit, that got the kids laughing and then Keith spoke. The children really seemed to take in what Keith was saying about asking Jesus into their hearts. We talked to some kids afterwards and then headed back. We all were exhausted and were so glad to take a nap. We woke up and waited for a new bus to come to take us to our next adventure – a satellite crusade. (street Ministry). It was amazing! We drove up to a crowd cheering for us. The children were so exuberant to be there. They all smiled and waved. Many came to speak to us. Keith drew the children in by telling them about Christians and lead them in a prayer to ask Jesus into their hearts. The
Kenya team did a cool dance and song that the children and Americans thought was so much fun. We prayed over the team and returned to the bus. When we got home. We ate some delicious tilapia, mashed potatoes, zucchini and the most delicious pineapple I’ve ever had we were back in our rooms at about 10:15. I think everyone will get a good night sleep tonight. We wake up at 5:00am tomorrow.
I think tonight everyone will be consumed in thoughts of the Ugandan children and all the new experiences. Where else do you see a cow walking in the middle of the road, just because it felt like it, and have it be the norm?
Its been a long day, a great day, and a day we all thank God for. We love and miss you all –
Love – Jeannie Lutz
PS – I love you mom and dad (and sisters!)
Mindy Bledsoe said,
July 5, 2007 at 11:09 am
Hello to our favorite Missionaries….
It’s strange to calculate the time and realize that while we’re having dinner, it’s the middle of the night for you. I hope you are all adjusting to the time change.
Jeannie, I thought this blog was written by Pastor Steve until I got to the bottom and saw your name, it was very well written. I’m sure your family was thrilled to get a personal greeting. I know you all are so busy, but this blog is really our lifeline to you. Even if it’s short and sweet, please drop us a note as frequently as you can!
Olivia, I have so much to say to you, but most of all that I miss you terribly, I can’t wait for you to get home and I love you more than you’ll ever know.
Hey, we’re all dying to know….did everyone’s luggage finally show up?
Love to you all - We’re so proud of you!
Mindy & Tim
Cassie Johnson said,
July 5, 2007 at 9:04 am
Hey everyone,
I know everyone is having the time of their life! Tell Sara that I miss her and can’t wait to get her back home to get some hugs.
Everyone here looks forward to seeing a new blog come up every day. It’s our only connection! So put those writing skills to work ya’ll. LOL
Keep up the good work that God has set before you!! Praying for you!
Love you bunches, Sara

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