WOW it’s been a couple crazy weeks over here in the wild, wild west. Well westish, more like eastish, okay mostly like the wild east Africa. Almost two weeks ago The Earwickers and I hoped a bus to the bordering country Kenya. We took the short little 25hour bus ride over the low planes of Uganda through the high mountains of Kenya over the most “amazing” roads I’ve personally ever experienced to a town called Meru. Our trip to Meru was six days. During our time in Meru we taught, lead worship, did nightly crusades and played lots with little kids which I seem to have a full time ministry of over here in Africa. I am convinced that you can be anyone’s friend in Africa if you only have a camera and some hard candy. I think there is nothing more the Africans enjoy more than these two things; oh and the Holy SpiritJ
After our 25hour return trip back from Kenya on the bus, we were a bit rushed for time getting to the airport to catch a flight down to Rwanda. After a 25hour bus ride and an insane taxi van ride to Entebbe lasting more than two hours we finally arrived at Entebbe airport to find we had missed our check in time by less than three min; and the airport had just giving away our seats. A bit tuckered out from travel we just stood there for quite some time in the empty lobby of the less than busy airport with less than four flights going out a day. Looking at a few worn out and beaten down travelers I was finally able to convince them to go sit down and have a soda in a little restaurant atop the airport. After a bit of rest we got another taxi and went home for the night. The next day we left a lot earlier and made our flight the following day to Rwanda.
Through a friend of Brent’s parents we were invited to go and spend three days in Rwanda with a team of investors from the states. The team was lead by a pastor of nine years from Saddleback Church CA. Many of the team was Christian however a few weren’t. The team from the states was part of an organization called Maui Millionaire. In the group were authors, founders of large businesses in the US and millionaire investor from all over the world. This was a big deal for the Rwandan government. Because of the genocide of 1994 the country had been ripped apart and one of the biggest hopes for Rwanda now is rich people to put money back into the country. So while we were there we met many of the government leaders and had dinner with the governor and the team was even able to meet the President of Rwanda. More importantly than all that however, we were put up in the nicest hotel in the country. Now because we were a day late, the hotel was short on room; so in an attempt to get us rooms the Earwickers ended up in the top presidential sweet; literally the nicest room in the entire country of Rwanda. Blessing of the Lord, I also got a pretty nice room with a hot shower and as many free sodas and food as I wanted. The food was the best I’ve ever eaten in my life anywhere. So after all it turned into a very refreshing time after a crazy week in the mountains of Kenya.
While there we were blessed to get many God connections and open doors with pastors in the country. It was over all an amazing experience.
Now we’re back in our home country of Uganda and trying to get back in the swing of things. Over all we’re all happy and refreshed and ready to hit it hard again soon. Trying to get back to the islands soon to see my orphans and love on the islanders a bit. Love you all and we’ll keep in touch.
Blessings. Seth a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.