I got my four shots and my airline tickets. And today I received the itinerary for the mission trip to Uganda. This promises to be the best continuing education I have ever experienced. There are over 60 people on this trip and there are several options for service each day to choose from. Opportunities include visiting with children, women's outreach events, well dedications, construction projects, and serving in schools, hospitals and clinics, gardens, and prisons.
I am especially excited that on July 17th I will be part of a group participating in the dedication of two wells sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church. That will surely be an emotional day for me.
We leave on July 9 and return two weeks later. I confess that I am anxious about the trip. The nurse at the immunization clinic gave me enough warnings to scare Indiana Jones. But there is so much to learn, so much encouragement to share, so much faith, hope, and love to discover with our brothers and sisters in Uganda.