Greetings from the beautiful Imperial Golf View Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda, in sight of Lake Victoria. It is one of the nicest hotels I have experienced in Uganda.
We have a cool, cloudless morning and are looking forward to a sunny day full of wonderful opportunities for ministry.
The team gathered at RDU at 11am Wednesday morning. We first flew to Atlanta where we had a short hour and a half layover and met Nancy, the last member of our 9 member team, a hospital CEO from near Macon. This is her first VIM trip so she is thrilled to be heading to Yei with us.
We left Atlanta later than scheduled amid lightning and thunder, and headed to Amsterdam where we arrived a little more than 8 hours after leaving Atlanta. We were an hour late getting into Amsterdam due to the storm delay in Atlanta, but still had a 4 hour layover before board our next flight.
The KLM flight from Amsterdam to Entebbe was a little under 9 hours, but was mostly smooth and uneventful. We arrive here around 2130, ( which is about 1430 east Coast time). After going through immigration and customs and getting all our bags organized and loaded into the vehicles, we finally got to our hotel around 2230.
Needless to say, no one had any difficulty getting to sleep after over 20 hours of travel. We all met for breakfast at 0800 this morning and it was a much more relaxed group than when we arrived last night. A hot shower and 6-7 hours sleep makes a big difference.
We are here for only two nights. We leave tomorrow morning on Eagle Air for a short direct flight to Yei.
This is a really solid team. We have a good cross-section of skills and expertise, and all of us seem to fit together well. There is already a lot of laughter and good-natured kidding on top of an understood deep commitment to the work we are her to do.
Please keep the team in your prayers that we might accomplish all that we have the opportunity to do while in South Sudan.
More to come. Stay tuned.