Lockdown

Lockdown

This week is elections here in Uganda. It is one of the most predictably violent times of the year, and almost all Ugandans and foreigners go into a kind of lockdown to avoid trouble. As missionaries, we are staying in our compound for three days. As such, we have time to be together, to play and to testify. We’re doing all of these. Here is the agenda we prepared for the three days:

agenda

We started yesterday with fresh fruit and games. We really enjoyed playing Phase 10. Then we shared a hymn and prayer as a zone.

lock_clusterslock_knead lock_line lock_fryer lock_glazeToday has been great. It rained heavily on this election day, so the weather has been cool and sweet. We’ve made peanut clusters and donuts, sharing the recipe with the Elders for a skill they may need later. We also shared our feelings about remaining true to the faith after our mission.

Later, we’ll watch a movie, share a hymn and prayer, and go to bed happy.

Tomorrow we’ll play together again, eat big, watch another movie, and close with a spiritual song and prayer.

We really love these six young Elders. It’s so fun to parent them during times like this. They often teach us as much as we help them.

5 Comments

  1. Looks like such a blast! I like that you’ve structured some fun activities to make the most of this “down time.” Makes me wish we were in lock down! You make it look like so much fun! Can I come? 🙂

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  2. How fun!!! Everyone looks like they are having a great time. What a good looking group of missionaries. They are lucky to have you there with them.
    Thanks for sharing with us and for all that you do.

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  3. What a great way to make the most of the time in the compound. Keeping the Spirit strong and getting to know one another is wonderful and can only help all of your efforts when you return to Trekking and sharing the gospel with the locals. Have a great 3 days Elders! And a special thanks to the Mission leaders!

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  4. How fun!!! Everyone looks like they are having a great time. What a good looking group of missionaries. They are lucky to have you there with them.
    Thanks for sharing with us and for all that you do.

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  5. This is just what I needed to see tonight. I’ve been worried about Uganda and our missionaries. Thanks for taking care of our boy Elder Hawk. We love knowing he has some people there that love him and watch out for him, and the other missionaries.

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