Back to life in the developed world. Where plastic utensils are disposable and there are public water fountains (remember those?). Many things that I used to take for granted have developed a new novelty. It’s been a wild couple of weeks with Chloe’s parents coming to visit, packing up our house, saying our many goodbyes and spending a few days in Kampala with Dave & Darlene Eby.
Dave is teaching at Westminster Seminary outside of Kampala, a work of the PCU (Presbyterian Church of Uganda). They have students from almost a dozen African countries and almost as many people groups in Uganda. While we were there, we were able to listen to the final exam sermons for Preaching II. It was a tremendous blessing to hear the men preach Christ, to see that they are being well-trained for the Gospel ministry.
Dave & Darlene have also been our gracious hosts, opening their home not only to us, but to several other long-term residents as well as many visitors—either those passing through Kampala like us, or those who have come to do short-term mission works with their church, Zana. Though the Ebys have only been in Kampala for a handful of years, they are continuing a ministry that has been many years in Uganda. It is good to see the fruits of this labor in the maturity of the church and its ministry in Kampala.
We left them early this morning and have just arrived in London for a few days before we return to San Diego. The word on the street is that this may be the last chance we have to vacation in Europe for several years. I bought a pair of shoes for our trip on the side of the road in Uganda and am realizing that they are almost certainly a size too small. Despite our many setbacks, we forge ahead.
We are anxious to see you all—if you are reading this and you don’t live in San Diego, you have until October 4 to reach.