A little bit of home

If you get a chance, please head over to Ashley’s blog and check out her introduction of our team. God weaved together quite a group.

Today was our first full day in Uganda.

Our first opportunity to see what Return Ministries is doing in this community.

And it reminded me of home.

In our home church, we have a program called Big Wednesday. It’s a night for the youth to learn about God and have a little fun at the same time.

Prior to every Big Wednesday we offer a Family Connection dinner. On average we feed 150 people.

I believe we fed the same amount of children today.

A few differences…

At home we have large stovetops and ovens that can easily accommodate large pots and pans. Here they make due with much simpler means.

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At home the kids have quite a few options for dinner which change every week. Here it was rice and beans. It is almost always rice and beans.

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At home the kids are first come-first served . Here the youngest are fed first and the oldest are last.

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At home we clean up in industrial sized sinks with dish clothes and dish soap. Here multiple containers are used to wash and rinse with water that is brought in one bucket at a time. A piece of rice sack and a bar of soap do the cleaning.

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With all of these differences you may wonder what made me think of home.

In Mt. Pulaski and here in Uganda, they want the children to know about the love of Jesus.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14 NIV

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