Wednesday, April 17

I apologize for the delay in posting. Welcome to Africa in all its technological glory. :)

Today is friday and here in Uganda it is evening. The men completed the course and all have passed with flying colors. I can use that expression because most of my readers are American and most speak English very well. Over here, if I used that expression, very few would know what that meant. This morning we had a final quiz and then handed out the certificates of completion to all the men. There were many ‘snaps’ taken and congratulating and handshaking all around. It was truly a joyous occasion and everyone was excited and happy to have finished the course. A great relief has been lifted from all our shoulders.

A few days ago, I got into an arm wrestling match with a young man taking the course called Otuta. We never had a chance to finish the match because the service started. Well just before the evening service tonight, We got a table and finished the match. I was defeated. Otuta broke my 5 match winning streak. I fought valliantly, but he was just to strong for me. Oh well…

Tomorrow we go to see a real Ugandan village. I am told that it is much different from the city life I have been experiencing for the past two weeks. This should prove interesting, in light of the conditions of the so called roads here in the city. Few of them are paved, many should be called gullys, and some would be better named as foot paths. <grin> It is interesting to note that most of the people here do not dress in some kind of typical African garb. The vast majority of people here in Uganda wear clothing that looks like it was cast off from the States. It is not uncommon to see people wearing Dominoes Delivery shirts and such things like that.

I am looking forward to seeing my friends and family again. Home is begining to grow in my thoughts and I am longing to see Saint Louis again. I wonder how work is doing without me? I would very much like to speak with a few people again. I miss my roomate among others, and a certain online friend I have become used to chatting with. Only four more days until I arrive home. Until then I send you all greetings from the Guimons and all those in Uganda. I love you Mom and Dad. :)

In Uganda,


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