Uganda Day 1- Entebbe (part 2)

It’s been a long day in Entebbe, but a good one.  Today has been a rest day as we waited for the rest of the group to arrive, several flights were significantly delayed (thankfully not mine).  I was hoping to sneak away and try and catch a Nile Perch on Lake Victoria, but the fisherman wanted way too much money to take me out for just a 1 -2 trip.  I have to say I was expecting the ole dollar to go further than it’s getting me here.

It’s been great connecting with some of the artists on this trip.  If you get a chance check out what these guys are up to: Jon Bauer, Steve Darmody, Frank and Pam Grubbs, Marquis and Theresa Laughlin, Jason Squires

Tomorrow I’m going to visit an ADP (area Development Plan) that was recently opened in October of 2008 near Masaka.  We will get to check out one of the schools, and also get to talk to a farmer’s group.  Tomorrow night we’ll stay in Rakai. So tomorrow is really when it all begins.

There’s a wildlife park right down the street from the hotel we’re staying at tonight, so we all walked down there to check it out.  It was nice.  It’s right on the banks of Lake Victoria.  Here are the pics of the day, still getting to know my new camera…

Uganda Day 1 - Entebbe

The flights were surprisingly easy. I slept through the entire 10 hour flight to London, but was wired all night long on the flight to Entebbe. We arrived at the hotel this morning at around 9AM, and everything so far has been great. Still waiting on all of the World Vision staff to arrive, there were a few delays.

So the man sitting next to me on the last flight is a physician from Canada, originally from Congo. He’s heading back to Congo to work with youth that have been a part of the horrible war there. It was very interesting to hear his perspectives on the war, particularly about diamonds and mining.

As soon as I got into my room I kept hearing this loud yelling, what sounded almost like a little girl screeching, so I looked out and this is what it was. Crazy, I see these guys up in Big Bear Lake, CA and here they are welcoming me to Uganda!

Leaving for Uganda this week!

This Friday I’m heading off to London, where I will spend a day running around acting like a crazy person in the streets of Hammersmith and Earl’s Court, (I know the riots are over but I just want to say I was a part of the action).  Then I’m flying to Entebbe, Uganda, where I’ll be traveling with a small staff of the amazing org World Vision.  If you are unfamiliar with this organization, you need to get familiar.  They are the hands and feet of Jesus in this world.  My wife Tracey and I sponsor 5 World Vision kids, and we wish we could do more, and will someday.  I’m going to get to see first hand how a World Vision ADP (Area Development Plan) works, and I’m even going to get to meet Nicholas, our newest addition to our “sponsor kid family”.  I will be updating this website as much as I can, as long as I have a wifi connection, so starting checking around August 21st for the first round of Uganda updates.  Please pray for me if you think about it, I want to have my eyes wide open to what the Lord is trying to show me on this trip.  Thanks guys!

Travis

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http://pacificpalisades.patch.com/articles/inspiring-music-now-playing-in-our-backyard

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