Hey yall. So we have been in Kampala for about 4 days now and it is great. The cit y is very busy but it is beautiful here. The people are beautiful here. The culture is different but for sure beautiful. I wish I could explain everything that is going through my head right now but I cant so what I am going to do is just make a list of thoughts, I dont know how long it will be yet but here it goes:
1. Joy - Everyone that we have met so far is filled with such joy, their spirit is scary because it is so energized.
2. Mizungu - Which means white person, I now officially know how it feels to be the minority (and i am not talking going to Mexico for a missions trip minority).
3. Crowded - There are so many people and there is so little space. People, and this is no joke, live everywhere.
4. Loud - This culture never sleeps, people wake up at 6 or 7 and go to bed at 2 or 3. On my way into town from the airport we saw shop after shop (including barber shops) open and it was 1130pm.
5. Overwhelming - There has been a lot in the last 4 days.
6. Comfortable - I am starting to fall in love with this place.
7. Loud (again) - Dogs bark all night and rosters crow all morning. I actually think there might be a legit dog fight going on out side of my window right now.
8. Unbelievable - The unemployment rate in Kampala, Uganda is over 60 percent. There is more poverty here than I could have ever imagined. Can you imagine 60 percent? Its crazy.
Well my brain is jumbled right now but that is a little update at least. I hope to be able to post some better updates as we start to get settled in.
From Uganda -- Out.
PS Prison ministry starts on Monday and our host family is amazing.