Visitors Come, and Visitors Go

For about a month, a team of people from my home church in Illinois were here in Uganda, serving with Juna Amagara Ministries.

I had the privilege of tearing myself away from work and family responsibilities at various times during the their stay in order to spend time with them while they were around.  I didn’t take out my camera for most of this time since they already had their own…So I really only have a few pictures of the last week or so when three team members stuck around for several extra days.

Here’s a glimpse…

How do you know that people are visiting you in Uganda? You have an excuse to do touristy things.

How do you know that people are visiting you in Uganda?
You have an excuse to do touristy things.

How do you know this deer-like animal is an impala? It has an "M" on it's butt.

How do you know this deer-like animal is an impala?
It has an “M” on it’s butt.

How do you know this was a good stop? Mackenzie & Joseline don't want to get out of the hammocks.

How do you know this was a good stop?
Mackenzie & Joseline don’t want to get out of the hammocks.

How do you identify the young zebras? They are short and have brown stripes.

How do you identify the young zebras?
They are short and have brown stripes.

How do you know the trip to the park was worth it? You see 2 of the 15 giraffes that have been recently released into their new home.

How do you know the trip to the park was worth it?
You see 2 of the 15 giraffes that have been recently released into their new home.

How do you know which zebra is male? He is the first one in the herd to stop and look back at us, and usually the last one in the group.

How do you know which zebra is male?
He is the first one in the herd to stop and look back at us, and usually the last one in the group.

How do you describe a wart hog? Little ugly creatures that prance around as if they are wearing high heels.

How do you describe a wart hog?
Little ugly creatures that prance around as if they are wearing high heels.

How do you know that I am not an expert with my fancy camera? Sometimes I can only get it to focus on the people, and not the giraffes....

How do you know that I am not an expert with my fancy camera?
Sometimes I can only get it to focus on the people, and not the giraffes….

...Other times I can only get it to focus on the giraffes, and not the people.

…Other times I can only get it to focus on the giraffes, and not the people.

How do you know we all have a little bit of a 'junior high girl' inside of us? We take matchy-matchy pictures when we realize so many of us are coordinating.

How do you know we all have a little bit of a ‘junior high girl’ inside of us?
We take matchy-matchy pictures when we realize so many of us are coordinating.

How do you know you are loved? When someone makes a special wall hanging for your birthday.

How do you know you are loved?
When someone makes a special wall hanging for your birthday.

How do you know Linda is in Uganda? I am sewing...even teaching sewing lessons

How do you know Linda is in Uganda?
I am sewing…even teaching sewing lessons

How do you know that ABIDE ending is a bittersweet thing? Recent graduates find us whenever we are nearby.

How do you know that ABIDE ending is a bittersweet thing?
Recent graduates find us whenever we are nearby.

How do you know visitors are about to leave? Lots of group pictures are taken.

How do you know visitors are about to leave?
Lots of group pictures are taken.

It was great to have a taste of “home” here in my new home!

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3 thoughts on “Visitors Come, and Visitors Go

  1. Love it!!!

    MacKenzie said she really enjoyed the extra week. Slower pace, more flexibility, giraffes & zebras!

    : )

  2. I enjoyed these pictures! They brought back memories of friends in Uganda, even the four-legged ones we met. We are praying for you and your boys!
    Deb Mogle

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