We made it to Africa! It’s been a pretty intense two solid days of travel, and our team is wiped out. Our travels from DC to Dubai to Kampala were arduous, but not without their joys.
For starters, we were treated to a beautiful display and full moon in the sky during our flight to Dubai.
Golden sunrise light on a large range of sand dunes, somewhere in Saudi Arabia.
Landed in Dubai. It’s quite a dusty place. We’re hoping to have more time to explore the city on our way back home.
The Airbus is a GIGANTIC plane! The Emirates staff and their plane were both top notch.
Our first view of the African continent. This is Lake Victoria, a large and scenic lake outside Kampala.
Praising God for safe travels to Africa.
Meet Samson, co-founder of East African Gospel Mission and the host of our trip. His smile says it all. He’s awesome. Look for him to a be a returning character this week.
We had an interesting if not slightly death-defying car ride from the airport to our hotel in Kampala. The roads reminded me of my trip to India. Unorganized chaos that somehow just works.
I loved the colors and the vibrant street life along the way.
We checked into our hotel and made a run to the local grocery store for some high quality H20.
A little cafe at the hotel where we’re staying. I tried the fried chicken and french fries last night…not bad.
The hotel is pretty nice, considering the location. We’re feeling fortunate. Kurt lead us in some stretches in the serene garden area behind the hotel.
After that, it was game time. Even though our worship music conference doesn’t kick off until Wednesday, there are a lot of preparations that still need to take place. Kurt has a HUGE heart for teaching, which quickly became apparent this evening.
He poured out his wisdom and vision for the conference to Samson and Brian, another co-founder of East African Gospel Mission. It was really encouraging to witness their dialogue, and see two very different cultures begin to come together to create this week of worship and education.
The “Brians”, their Brian and our Brian 🙂
Here is today’s recap video:
Tomorrow, we’re planning to head to church with Samson, then continue the planning process for the conference. Stay tuned for much more!