Isaiah 40:31 (New International Version)

31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

We have arrived

Yes!  After much planning, preparation and anxiety, we are here.

I hope to post a few pics from the first day soon.  It was lovely to spend the day in Kampala with Mackenzie and Vikki Wright, YWAM Arua base leader and now my new friend. 

The smells the sights are the same, as is the feeling in my heart that somehow I belong here.  It is early still, and I am in the "honeymoon" stage for now, so don't be surprized if in the weeks ahead instead of  "I belong here", I am saying "get me outta here"!!!!  Vikki is going to go over some of the stages of culture shock for both Kenzie and I so that when those moments come, we can walk through them knowing that it is normal.

Later this morning we will leave on the bus for Arua.  A 7 hour bus journey......eeeeekk!! 

Well my friends, I shall sign off now as I must get a bit more sleep before we need to get up and ready to leave the guest house.  Stay tuned for pictures.

Be blessed,

3 comments:

Kristin said...

Praying for you both, sweet friend!

Donna said...

Cheryl,

So thankful you and Mackenzie arrived safely. Looking forward to the pictures and hearing more of what God is doing through the both of you. Know that you are in our prayers. Let us know specific things we can be praying for.

Blessings!

Vikki Wright said...

You guys did a great job on the bus! I love the way you are settling into life on the base...taking things in your stride...figuring out coping mechanisms. It's a joy to have you with us here in Arua...you're going to do great, even with the ups and downs of culture shock!
Be blessed, friend!!
And be encouraged...tonight is chapattis for dinner! Whoo hoo! ;)