Thursday, January 13, 2011

Arrival in Africa

Safe arrival in Africa !! After a long 7+ hr flight and delayed nearly 2 hrs because water was frozen on the plane and than apparently paperwork. So unfortunately we missed our connecting flight straight to Uganda  so we had to wait more than 8 hrs in London for another flight. British Airways put us on Air Kenya (a bit nicer air crafts) and we had to fly in to Nairobi 7.5 hrs and then fly to Uganda from there another hr. to Uganda-- long days flying but only a minor bump on the road. And enjoyed the company of Ash and Matt and 2 new Watoto 360ers. Upon arrival in Uganda I was greeted with only one of my bags – fortunately  I had clothes and some necessities in that bag but missing shampoo and toothpaste but everyone had lots.  We were warmly geeted by 2 Watoto employees and experienced Ugandan driving very quickly  -- buses, taxis, trucks,  which were often over crowded.  I was so surprised to see so many people on the side of the road there were people everywhere from kids playing, people washing clothes, children playing or walking alone, people just sitting around watching cars or sitting on motor bikes. We drove past a TON of people in a short distance. Watoto 360 house for international students is amazing I am sharing a room with Ashlie from Ottawa (Julia’s wedding as well as another girl from Las Vegas.  We went to the shops today to purchase internet so  I will be able to keep my blog updated –time permitting of course. We have had a bit of orientation today and I know more about what to expect but  I look forward to finding out more about the program tomorrow at orientation.  I hope everyone is well at home and enjoying snow  -- I don’t miss it yet but know I will very soon.  Thank you for all your prayers and support I look forward to keeping you all informed.  ***Please keep my loved city Brisbane in your prayers , I miss Brisbane and they are experiencing a tough time but they are  resilient aussies and they will get through it together, God is infinitely able.


  1. So glad to hear that you arrived safely and in such good spirits. Thank you for blog it is so great to hear all about your awesome adventures. and I look forward to many more posts. God bless you as continue to be a blessing to others. Love from the groenewegens ^_^

  2. Hi there,
    I will try this again. It is so amazing the way people can travel the world. I will think of you in Africa while I am in Mexico.
    You are a great example of what Jesus taught people to do Amanda. He desribed you as a true follower of His. Stay safe and we will stay connected. I love the way that you are so willing to "go with the flow" and let happen what happens. You cannot change it so you might as well stay calm and you do that so well. :)
    Love auntie