Tour d'Uganda Team heading home changedRich Stigall
From Trace Thurlby in Uganda
The Tour d’Uganda came to a meaningful and memorable conclusion yesterday. After worship at the Cathedral, the team rode a couple hours before stopping to have a picnic with locals after a two-mile mountain climb. Several Ugandans, including Hilary and Robert of the Father’s House Management Committee, rode with us at times.
The trip down the mountain took us to children and leadership at The Father’s House, where House Mamas honored and humbled us with a delicious, home-cooked meal. The children greeted us with song and dance. Quite a performance! We couldn’t stop smiling, and yes, sometimes it’s nice to have an audience who loves you for which to perform. Good, old-fashioned “recess” ensued after that. A massive soccer scrum, jump rope, frisbee, football, and other games filled the field at Rwere Primary school.
The children are doing great and one need not look farther than the local church, The Father’s House and Community leadership to see why. As the children reminded us from John 14, in the Father’s House, there are many rooms. In this house, the Father has built, there is also a garden, pigs, goats, chickens, a sewing center, fruit trees, and much more. May God continue the great work He is doing here in Kabale!
The evening ended with a GO Project bead ceremony. Words of affirmation, gratitude, and love spoken between fathers and sons, brothers, and friends. The bikes are in boxes. Bags are packed. The Tour d’Uganda is complete. We’re coming home with full hearts and a bigger view of God’s world and all He is doing. Praise be to God! See you soon.