One of the highlights of this year’s trip for me has been the opportunity to meet Nshuti, the boy I have been sponsoring for a year here at KSVS. He is seven years old and now in a Primary 1 class, which would be equivalent to our kindergarten. When I signed up to sponsor a child, I was sent a picture with some information such as year of birth, gender and school grade level. There was a bit of a mix up and I was informed that Nshuti was a girl, so I have been praying for HER the past year only to discover when I arrived that she is a HE. I decided that God knew whom I meant and gender was irrelevant!
Today, we travelled the three hours to Mbarara where Rev. John lives. We will spend the weekend here and attend church tomorrow with him at his home church.
After lunch, we visited a couple of pharmacies in town to give Sarah (a pharmacist) an idea of that industry here in Uganda. Following that, we accompanied Josh to his youth fellowship choir rehearsal as they prepared for tomorrow’s service. There were thirteen singers, two electric guitars and Josh on keyboard. A very different church music experience for us Presbyterians but we enjoyed their singing very much and as Alex said, they have some awesome dance moves!
We will be heading to Rev. John’s home soon for dinner and to enjoy the evening together and then return to our hotel for the night. The heat here is zapping our energy somewhat but we are still thrilled to be here and continue to engage with our fellow Christians in this community.