Hi friends!! I made it safely to Africa! Hooray!
Let me tell you… Uganda takes FOREVER to travel to! My flight was late in leaving Minneapolis. And I quote the gate person, “Oh, we lost track of the time…” but fortunately all of the other flights were late in leaving also. But basically I had to run to my next gate each time I landed, both in Chicago and in Brussels. The second flight felt longer because I didn’t want to sleep, since it would be night when I arrived in Entebbe. Also – surprise! We had a stopover in Kigali, Rwanda, where a bunch of people got off our flight and then new people got on – in between the crew vacuumed under our feet.
On the flight from Brussels, I sat by a sweet lady who was heading to Rwanda for their National Day of Forgiveness. I get the impression that she does a lot with missions in Africa, and she prayed for me before she departed the plane. It was pretty cool 🙂
So I am here! None of my luggage is. Supposedly it is on its way from Brussels and will be here tonight. I’m hoping this is true, since I have two outfit changes in my carry on luggage and then I’m just out of luck. (I mean, that or I can re-wear things).
The team of summer missionaries met me at the airport. They had a sign with my name on it, and jumped up and down with excitement when I stepped through the door. (This might have had to do with the hours they’d waited for me, while I waited for my suitcases and then waited to talk to the lost luggage people). I was greeted with hugs and encouragement that they were all so excited I was there, they love me already, and they were placing bets on what I look like and what my life story is. Turns out I do not have brown hair or a tattoo on my foot. But other than that I’m just what they expected??