So this blog will be about the 'non' service side of my trip. We worked during the work days and then on the weekends we got to play.
One night we went to this nicer restaurant and they had goat... so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try it. Needless to say the next day as we were passing the little guys on the side of the road I had a hard time looking them in the eye... I guess there isn't much difference between a cow and a goat... right? It was actually delicious! One of the other girls ordered some type of fish... needless to say - a delicacy in Uganda is to suck out the eyeballs. She did.
This is me standing at the Nile.
This is the typical 'missionary pointing on map' pose.
This was the closest I was to Mason the whole trip.
So one morning there was this random Hippo walking down the road. Of course we followed it. This was, of course, before we learned from one of the military men that hippos are the number one killing animal of people in Africa. Probably because of stupid tourists like me. But hey! I got the picture didn't I?!?
These are some pictures from our safari. It was absolutely amazing to see these animals in their natural habitat.
I loved it. Like I said before this was a life changing experience for me. It made me appreciate the things I have in my life more than I can even begin to explain. These people were so happy with so little and yet I often find myself complaining about my life when I have so much.
Here are a couple of videos that you can watch if you would like. This first one is of a boy who told me his name was Michael Jackson. I asked him if he knew who that was and he started dancing with them. Towards the end of the video the kids are climbing in the van so I am trying to get them out. Only a few of these kids spoke English.
These girls wanted to send Mason a message after they saw his picture. It is basically impossible to understand what they are saying because they would get so silly whenever the camera came on and all talk at the same time. I couldn't seem to get them to understand that I couldn't understand what they were saying. They were hilarious.
Often when we would go to the schools the kids would prepare a song for us. This was the last school we went to the day before we left. It was the perfect ending. It made me cry. Listen to the harmonies. Aren't they beautiful?