It was such a delight on January 6th to welcome my brother LaRon for a visit. He stayed just 10 days, but man did we pack a lot of adventure in that time.
LaRon’s purpose in coming was to experience some missionary work with us, meet the people, see the beauties of Uganda, and go on safari. We did it all, traveling across a large section of the country. With the exception of lost luggage (happens often), power outages (even more often), and the dangerous and crazy traffic, his trip went according to plan. So come along for a photo tour of my brother’s visit. If you choose to come in person, give us some notice and we’ll try to duplicate our adventures with you.
While here, LaRon wanted to help someone in need. We introduced him to a mother whose circumstances could greatly be improved with a little help. He chose to help rebuild her hut.
We also visited a shelter for girls named Set Her Free Foundation, where we shared a gospel message, had a prayer, sang songs and presented treats.
We went on three safaris during LaRon’s stay; a boat safari, a land safari, and a hiking safari. We were all continually amazed at the beauties of this country. Our visit to Sipi Falls, near Mbale brought us the most picturesque and lovely country we’ve seen since being here. Even the families washing clothes in the river seemed to be overlaid with serene background music.
At the end of his stay, we invited LaRon to join us for the marriage of another couple in the Church at Kampala. This was our first pre-baptism family to be married, and was a delight.
As he left for the airport, we said a fond farewell to our hero brother. Thanks, LaRon, for everything you are to us.