After two full days of travel, six weary missioners finally reached our home away from home in Lira, Uganda. We’re staying at the Good News Inn Hotel. Hotel is nice and clean, no air conditioning but the fans work pretty well at cooling the room down. We do not have the large sweeping garden of Mt Elgon Hotel where we always congregate and sip our tea, but the spiced African tea here tastes just as good, albeit indoors in the dining room.
Uganda has entered the rainy season and there was a big storm while we were enjoying our breakfast this morning but it cleared up by the time we had loaded up the van for our drive to Lira, with only a few sporadic showers in route.
We stopped for lunch halfway here at a restaurant in the middle of nowhere. It obviously caters to Americans as the majority of the food on the menu were things we’d find at home: pizza, grilled cheese, hamburgers etc. We did have an interesting “event” that occurred on our way to Lira. A baboon was in the middle of the road so the van stopped to avoid hitting him and the baboon jumped up on the windshield – he was eyeing the bottle of orange soda that was sitting on the dashboard. After several swerving maneuvers by our driver, Jimmy, he finally hopped down. Unfortunately, we were all too stunned to pull out our cameras to snap a picture.
Prayers please for Karen Underwood who has a bad cold that seems to be getting worse, instead of better.
That’s all for now. Time for showers and some much-needed rest.