“But here in our beautiful
We have more love than hate.”
That was a statement made yesterday at a soccer game for war victims. I have never truly believed a public statement like this before. Statements about national unity are made in every country, but how often is it a resounding truth throughout the entire nation?
What kind of lesson can I learn from the people of
It makes me feel so special when a Ugandan holds my hand because I know that it their sincere way of saying they've accepted me into their society. And, it happens more often than I would have ever thought. Don’t get me wrong, there are millions of charitable people in the
Where does such love and humility come from? Does it come from the so called poverty that they live in? Does it
come from the lack of interaction with the technological world? Or is it simply a character trait that these people inherently possess? Whatever it is, I want it. I want everyone to feel as cared about as I do when I interact with Ugandans.
So, as my friend Brittany said, I will "Stay humble. Become enlightened. Hold stranger's hands whenever they'll let you."
Picture 1: Melissa Thompson and Lois
Picture 2: Right before I busted my chin on someone's helmet. I have a pink hat on under my helmet.
Picture 3: Our raft! LtoR: Brooke Ellis, Scott Richards, Me, Oscar Moreno, Chris Gong, Rachel Finleigh, Angie Fairchild
Picture 4: Right after a big rapid. Please note the blood on my chin.
Over and Out,