We have officially arrived! After 16 hours of flight time, another 6 or 7 hours of layover, taxi time, and 9 time zones I am happy to be here.
It was strange to arrive after dark because until this morning I couldn't really tell you what Africa looked like. Although the first thing I noticed was that it smells really good-like campfires, and tropical flowers. I slept on our flight to Amsterdam but managed to stay up for the flight to Entebbe with the hope being that when we landed at 9pm Uganda time that I'd be ready for bed when I got here. That wasn't exactly the case because I was a bundle of energy when I arrived. We are staying the first few days at an AIM guest house on the property of the regional office. We found a gecko in our bedroom last night and there was a praying mantis in my bathroom this morning. We have beds with mosquito nets and I slept fairly well. However, the minute the sun came up I was up with it and I got some incredible pictures of my first African Sunrise. (anyone who knows me well is shocked that I woke up earliest). I slept on the porch for a while but still haven't gotten much sleep. I will probably crash early tonight. This morning we learned all about shillings and we went to the bank and exchanged our money. Julie, Bethany, and I also walked up the road a bit where we could see a view of Kampala and Lake Victoria-it was quite beautiful.
So that's just a quick update, I'm gonna try to catch a nap and enjoy the rest of the afternoon. I'm safe, I'm here, I'm looking forward to the adventures God has for me and the story He is writing in Uganda! Thanks for all the prayers!