Sunday, October 19, 2008
by Angie Simon
Is it time to leave already? It can’t be. We just got here. In some ways it feels like we have been here a month and other times it feels like we got here yesterday.
Last night Andrew, Andrew & Samuel brought over six Raggedy Ann dolls that the widows made for the team. They looked great! They made them with traditional African dress material and sewed little red felt hearts on each and every one. They were precious and they went like hotcakes this morning.
We gathered all of our belongings and headed to True Vine for our final hours at the site. At 9:00AM, Lynette spoke to the English morning service and gave a sermon. Around 10:00AM, we danced our way into the church and set towards the front. Pastor Wilber introduced Tom and Tom spoke about how much he loves Africa. We worshipped together and danced with chairs on top of our heads! If only we could worship like this in America! Daniel, Wilber’s worship leader gathered the Orphan Choir together and they prepared a special song for the team. They sang the acapello Gospel version of “I Still Haven’t Found What I Am Looking For.”
It was so wonderful to hear the orphans sing along with Daniel and Judith. Daniel explained to us that singing this song gives that extra drive for the orphans to “seek more”, “become more”.
Time was running away and it was time for us to leave. Many tears were shed as we said goodbye to our friends and got on the bus for our 43 hour journey home. It was a wonderful trip and we thank everyone for their heart and passion for making a difference in the special nation of Uganda.