But sadly, when that team left they took my sweet sister in the faith, Haley, with them. She had been here for about 2 months and was such a blessing to have around. I miss you, Haley!
I also hosted my first team, the Global Challenge team. I knew some of them from T bar M and was glad to have them here and hear stories about their adventures in China and India. They stayed at home with me and did a great work at LCH, painting the buildings.
That same week, the first group from Midland Bible Church (full of some of my really great friends) were in Mbale doing a church plant. Although my time was limited, I did get to chat and catch up a bit on life in Midland. It was so good to see them.
All the while I was still teaching Phonics to my little groups. It is so fun to see your students run to class because they are excited to learn.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!! The Global Challenge group left some money in which we had an ice cream party with all the kids and staff. They loved it but were a little disappointed when they realized they couldn’t keep it for later and had to then drink their melted ice cream. Delicious all the same!
I also had my own gomas made. It is the traditional dress of the Buganda tribe that they wear to ceremonies (or if you are a grandma you wear it to dress up when you go to town). I was so excited. Glenn chose the cloth for me and surprised me with it. Good taste! I also got to do a little bargaining in the whole sale market in Kampala for the shoes and jewelry.
This past weekend we went to an introduction ceremony for one of Glenn’s friends and it was in the mountains. So beautiful. And since it was my first appearance in my new gomas, I was glad that I was not the only Mzungu there.
Part of the dowry gifts for the bride’s family.
And I found this cool grasshopper- the most colorful I have ever seen. So being the master photographer that I am, I caught it in a leaf, brought it home, and then posed it on these flowers. Wow. Good I know.