Africa Mission Trip June 30th – August 6th 2015
Once again I depart my chosen home on the long trek to Africa by air. The contrasts couldn’t be greater which won’t escape me as I leave Edinburgh Airport on the first leg of my journey to Doha in Qatar, where I will stay overnight and God willing go on to Entebbe Uganda the following day.
Contrasts of the lush rain induced grasses, trees and farmland of a typical Scotland via the deserts of the Middle East to the plateaus of Uganda. Of course its not only the terrain that is different; the culture too is so vastly diverse with what I am familiar with at home. The team that are to meet me in Entebbe are from Menzieshill High School in Dundee and for most they wont have experienced anything like it before. The three weeks we will spend together with our Ugandan Partners is likely to change their outlook forever.
One week in the Kampala area and then the remainder of our time in Arua in the north west of the country. Our time will be spent visiting various projects and seeing the sights of the country and that mixed with the involvement that the team will have with the Solid Rock Primary School and the Church in Arua. This new teams destination in Uganda will no doubt prove challenging, however the cultural capital that they take on board will be of benefit forever.
Yes challenges are good, we don’t like them at the time but we look back and see how they have changed us and that we are much the better for them.
Well, here goes! this trip is now into my 26th year of visiting Africa and Uganda was my first port of call all these years ago. I will be hooking up with folks I met for the first time all these years ago, and many I have befriended along the way. I wonder who will join that merry band on this trip.
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