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