In mid-August we left Dallas for five weeks in Uganda. Covid has been hard and seeing our friends in Uganda was refreshing. So much has happened since we were there in December. As we planned the trip, we discussed how we could encourage people. Our desire was to soothe and comfort our friends, have fun in the kitchen and appreciate their love for the Lord.
Margaret was excited to meet some of the students she had helped online
with their resumes/CVs. Guys Mark mentored stopped by to catch up. Even
former scholarship students spent the night, stopped by with their kids,
and some had fun cooking pizza. The time with all these young people
refreshed our souls. Our love for them has continued through the stages
of life and isn't that what discipleship is all about?
Nicholas, Christopher, and Elijah, three men Mark
mentors and disciples visited us at Kingdom View. From their time at
UCU years before Covid hit, they have participated in movie night,
cooking classes and leadership classes about " Leading God's
Way." Nicholas is a program administrator for Cornerstone
Development Africa, Christopher is deputy managing director of the Rock
Kingdom LTD and Elijah is an engineer for Uganda National Roads
Authority. Nicholas led movie night, Christopher manages Kingdom View and
helps students with CVs and Elijah donated his time to improve our road.
Each man has held leadership positions while at Uganda Christian
and currently mentor others.
Fun In the Kitchen
and Tabitha had September birthdays, so we had to celebrate with
brownies! Miria, Elijah and Nicholas pitched in to help. We even danced
in the kitchen. John learned how to make pizza on another night. Spending
time in the kitchen puts smiles on everyone's faces.