A day of rest and fun in Uganda

A day of rest and fun started out in a way that we could not have planned any better. There was a parade downtown Jinja as we left. The parade was celebrating 100 years for a school in town and it was a morning of celebration for the team. With just two weeks of work behind us and just 5 days left after this week-end to finish up work in the orphanages., the team was ready for a day of relaxation and fun. We started out a Kilombera where we learned how a local village makes fabric from a loom. The work they do is so beautiful. We were then on to the beautiful Bujagali Falls, a waterfall near Jinja where Lake Victoria and the Nile River meet. Moses (and I'm not making that name up!) gave us a boat ride on the Nile River and the team got out and took pictures at the source of the Nile. The source has a 90 foot spring under water and bubbles constantly. As we rode around the Nile, the monkeys hopped all along the banks and the trees and entertained us. We took several friends that we have made on the boat ride.

Three team members decided to go bungy jumping on their own and the rest of us watched! We ended our day of fun having dinner with the Amani volunteers. The day of rest came at a needed break in the trip. We have worked hard and fought stomach bugs. We have loved much and learned alot and we are looking forward to our last few days in Uganda. We pray that the good we do will be noticed by God and we are a thankful small team sitting in Jinja excited to see the end of the journey that God has us on.
"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."
Mother Teresa