Saturday, January 14, 2012

Day 1: My Man Collins

I recently went on another mission trip to Africa. This time I co-led a team of 26 to Uganda and Kenya. It was another amazing trip (like always in Africa). God was there way before us and He met up with us big time.

We got in CRAZY late to Entebbe and after some confusion around picking us up and lodging it was about 4:00 AM when we pulled in to Kampala at our guest house roughly 24 hours after leaving Washington, DC.

We were tired... but excited.

I managed to be up early enough to catch a nice view the next morning before heading out into the city to exchange some money with Pastor Samuel.

After getting the cheddar squared away - we all piled into the bus for our first day of ministry with Pastor Samuel and his Return Ministry. What an incredible time. It was a fast half day of work but we got to hang with kids, help with their feeding program, got spoiled by Pastor Samuel's wife and her great cooking and then hung out some more with the kids.

I think my favorite time of the day was spent with my man Collins - the little guy in the orange shirt.

He crawled up in my lap after lunch and was having a hard time staying awake. It was hilarious... Every time he would doze off a nanny would come by and try to take him for a nap and he would fight it - HARD!

Eventually he crashed super hard and I was able to carry him inside and get him tucked away for a nap.

The day was over WAY too soon but it was a great kick-off to an incredible 2 weeks...


waitingarms said...

Kenya? What a small world! We just got back from a three week trip to Kenya - crazy to think we might have crossed paths with one of the world's best dads and defender of the fatherless!

Looking forward to reading more of your mission trip.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to catch up and hear about your trip.
- Mark and Team R