March 6, 2013
We left SOG early this morning to head south to Jinja, where Jeff & I will spend the next 5 days. The saga of "a day in the life of a missionary in Uganda" continued today as Keith realized several hours into our drive the brakes were still not right. No worry we did have the emergency brake as a back up. While this may be a hard concept to wrap your mind around....sometimes it is just better to press on, with the situation bathed in prayer, than to pull the plug on what God has called you to do. Needless to say we made it safe & sound to Jinja. Keith has done an awesome job of getting us where we need to be, when we need to be there, despite all the the vehicle issues.
We did stop off at the Chobe Safari Lodge for breakfast, which is about 2 hours south of Gulu & located on the Nile River. After turning off the main road we made our way through a part of the game park to the lodge. There were a few giraffes, wort hogs, & monkeys spotted, plus many deer (Jeff was wishing it was deer season & he had his gun with him). As we approached the gate the guard was waving for us to stop several yards back...then we saw it....a big elephant munching on the large bush just to our right - Awesome! He finally finished his breakfast then meandered across the road, right in front of us, to start munching on another large bush. After a wonderful breakfast over looking the Nile with hippos swimming about, we continued our drive south (with the unreliable brakes).
Tomorrow I will attend a morning session at a crisis pregnancy center Carolyn Jasobsen, a dear friend, has started. The objective of the center is to provide Godly support and encouragement to keep young unwed mothers together with their babies. It is amazing to see the progress made so far and the impact she is having on these young mothers will have an eternal impact on not only the moms but the infants that other wise would have be at risk of abandonment and/or death.
The rest of our time here will be spent with friends here getting caught up on their ministry work here & how we may continue to support them through prayer & with teams.
Good night :)