Hello everyone this is AJ and Mel! Wow… what an overwhelming day! We started with a delicious breakfast to fill us up and then headed down to church! Our experience of this was incredible. It was such a JOYFUL atmosphere, which was the song we taught and greeted the people of Uganda with J. We made friends with the children and adults of the church and played games like ring a ring a roses and even did the hockie kockie! We were overwhelmed with how welcoming and kind the people were towards us, they are truly beautiful! AJ met 3 young children called Grace, Gloria and Oliver Nachio. We all adored making new friends and experiencing the amazing church atmosphere here in AFRICA!
Mel here, I found today so overwhelming being surrounded by people with such a love for life. During church we sung to them JOYFUL and then learnt their own songs praising God and the funky dance moves that go along with them, which we will all take back to England!
Next we had lunch at a Medical Centre created by John our host, which a girl from the UK, just 16 years old, had a dream to create a medical center for expecting mums, as well as a dentist, general doctor and cancer specialist doctor all under one roof which is due to open in January. The generosity of the people who funded this project moved us dramatically, as well as John’s patience and determination as they project has been years in the making, and his love for sustainable energy. The center has running clean water sources by the rain, a biogas system to run electricity through the building, which also created manure to grow crops in the surrounding area – what a role model to us all!
Finally we went to the Acholi community where we are due to be helping which was a whole new world. The sights were moving and in the evening we all expressed the different emotions we had felt when being there. The welcome from the Acholi community was a song and dance from the women with a passion and excitement which has made us very positive about tomorrow’s experience! Speak then, night from us all.
Loads to love to Mum, Dad, Harry, all the Grandparents and Bubbles!!
Love you Mum, Dad, Luke, Annabel, Matthew, Nan and GangGang!!
Paul adds. I am so proud of this team. They have coped with tiredness in an amazing way and are so ready for work tomorrow. Thanks for your comments. Any open secrets you can share about your young person adds to the humor as I read them out over breakfast!!