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Sunday, January 15, 2012
1/15/2012 09:12:00 PM | Posted by ShellyO | Edit Post
Dan headed back to Uganda this weekend. He left the house at 3:30am on Saturday morning and flew to D. C., then to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and finally on to Uganda. He arrived at the Entebbe airport on Sunday afternoon feeling dirty, smelly, utterly exhausted and absolutely delighted to be back in the country he loves so much. Plus, Ernest and Catherine met him at the airport with two dozen freshly grown roses -- and it doesn't get much better than that.
This trip was organized by our partner ministry, Visiting Orphans. Dan is co-leading with Jared Morrison, a fellow Atlantan and VO veteran. And happily, the team includes the husband of a dear friend of mine. Scott will join the team in Uganda tomorrow.
Please pray. As always, the tasks before them are great. There's work to be done and meetings to attend and precious children to love on. And it is Africa -- so our team always builds plenty of buffer into the schedule for whatever "surprises" may pop up.
We learned about one such surprise the day before Dan left... Apparently there's a lice outbreak at M1. Dan called me from the office on Thursday and asked... "where's the closest Sally's Beauty Supply store?" I nearly laughed myself sick and then realized he was serious. No thanks to me, he made his way to Sally's and bought an industrial strength electric razor and all the lice shampoo in Atlanta.
Dan plans to attend to this situation personally -- and knowing my man, he'll do it with great joy. After all, there is much about ministry that just ain't glamorous.
Speaking of not being glamorous -- would you like to join us on one of these trips sometime? I can't promise that it'll be easy or clean or even fun...but I can promise that it'll be life changing. And it may just be the best money you've ever spent.
Check out the short Visiting Orphans video below and consider joining us. The deadline to sign up for our March trip is fasting approaching -- but we still have some space. There's also a father-son trip this summer, a general trip in October and a mother-daughter trip in April 2013, led by yours truly. Find more information here.