Uganda – Part 4

We travelled to the city of Mityana where my boss and one of the pastors travelling with us were going to lead a pastors seminar the next morning. Pastors from all over the area travelled to this event. Some traveled for days. Biblical training is hard to come by in remote areas so the pastors […]

We travelled to the city of Mityana where my boss and one of the pastors travelling with us were going to lead a pastors seminar the next morning. Pastors from all over the area travelled to this event. Some traveled for days. Biblical training is hard to come by in remote areas so the pastors take any opportunity they can get. I really enjoyed the singing that they all did together. They actually harmonized, which is something many Western congregations seem to neglect.

While the seminar went on, my Ugandan coworker Joshua led us around Mityana-town, which was where he grew up. We walked through the market and down city streets. Butchers hung their meat out on hooks in the open air. Theaters (which were just small dark rooms off the main road blared into the marketplace. It was obviously quite different from most of my shopping experiences.

After that Joshua brought us to his families home where his parents run an orphanage. In the tree behind their house were hundreds of weaver birds nests. After the seminar was over, we traveled back to the university and got ready for our trip to Murchison National Park in the North.


Music: Samite – Kite Kitere

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Uganda – Part 3

Later in the week we visited the village of Namusaala where Titus, WOH Uganda’s Director, Grew up. We visited his mother’s house and the school that he helped start. The kids parents were there and the students did a drama about some of the problems facing families in the village. The students had songs for […]

Later in the week we visited the village of Namusaala where Titus, WOH Uganda’s Director, Grew up. We visited his mother’s house and the school that he helped start. The kids parents were there and the students did a drama about some of the problems facing families in the village.

The students had songs for everything. A song announcing the choir was coming and another song that said they were leaving but coming back later. After the event finished, I walked with my fellow-traveller Rick down the village road. We passed mud huts and children running with excitement shouting “MUZUNGU MUZUNGU!” Which means “White Person! White Person!” After about an hour of walking, we returned to the truck and went back to Mukono for the night.


Music: Samite – Night Stories, Uganda

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