The last few days were quite an adventure. On Sunday I travelled to the village of Namyoya to attend a church service with nearly 200 villagers who were more than happy to lift praises to our Lord. They were packed into that church like sardines in a can. This was an incredible sight! These folks were living right at the poverty level, but they loved to be in church.
Afterwards I went to another impoverished village and met one of the families that GFR sponsors.
On Monday I travelled 6 hours due west of Kampala to Fort Portal to visit the students at Tooro High School. They warmly welcomed me to their school and had a quick tour of the place, before going around the village for 2 home visits to GFR families in the area. Home for that night was the Tooro Resort, located just down the road from Tooro HS.
Tuesday I travelled over 2 hours southwest along dangerous potholed roads to a very impoverished village to visit another sponsored family. The villagers treated me like their favorite rock star as I entered the poor village. They had a celebration planned for us as well.
Made a quick stopover at Idah's home for cookies and bananas. Then it was time to begin the 4-hour drive back into Kampala. We snaked around potholes and ruts like a slalom racer. Arrival in Kampala was around dusk and we were quickly engulfed in a sea of Mtatu taxis and botas.
Wednesday was a "free" day, so I opted to go into Kampala once again to take in the sights of this city, which was teeming with activity on this sunny midday. Went to a market and then to the Garden City Mall for a quick bite to eat. Took an evening walk down Ggaba Road near the guest house to view the night markets along this crowded thoroughfare. Tomorrow I will head 6 hours northwest to Gulu, returning to Kampala on Saturday night.