At 8 p.m. Uganda time today, Wednesday, I will fly out of Uganda's Entebbe airport and begin my journey back to the U.S. (BTW, 8 p.m. is 10 a.m. in the U.S. West Coast and 1 p.m. on the East Coast.)
I can hardly believe this day is here! After more than 15 months in Uganda, I am so excited to go back and see my dear family, church family and friends! : )
View from the top of Lingira Island
I am incredibly thankful for God's mercy, grace and provision during my time in Uganda. I have been blessed in so many ways, I cannot even begin to count them. It is an incredible privilege to be serving in this beautiful country, among beautiful people, and witnessing God's transforming work on the islands and elsewhere in Uganda.
I will definitely be leaving part of my heart here - with my SHIM family, other friends, and especially the island students. I am excited to return to Uganda in three months and see what good things God has been doing while I was away. : )
I would really appreciate your prayers as I have a long journey ahead. In total I will be traveling for about 47 hours - including flights and layovers. Tonight I fly from Uganda to Nairobi, Kenya, then to Amsterdam (with an 8-hour layover there), then on to Memphis, Tenn. and finally to Tupelo, Miss. - landing there at 8 p.m. Thursday. I will be spending a couple of days at the Global Outreach home office in Tupelo and appearing before the mission's board of directors.
Then on Sunday morning, May 1, I will fly from Tupelo to Memphis, to St. Paul, Minn. and then finally land in Portland about 1 p.m. Sunday. Yay!!
Thank you so much to each and every one of you who have been so supportive in so many ways during my time here. I can't repay you, but I pray God abundantly blesses you in every way! I hope I get to see many of you while I am home! : )
Ugandan tea fields