It’s Sunday which means everyone will dress up and head off to church. I took my regular 3 mile walk through the different communities learning little nuances that I can pick up along the way.
Watoto South is the church we have attended many times before. It is one of the most perfect layouts for church because it is a giant tent with open air sides. It sits on the side of a hill with beautiful views across the valley below and into the hillside on the other side. And it was probably 85 degrees with a slight breeze.
The worship/singing was very African with 6 leaders and a small choir of 20 people. It was fun to sing new songs and watch everyone getting into the flow. The pastor’s message was one of the most relevant I have heard in a long time. He talked about the Nation of Uganda as a family. It was very good.
Those two hours went by quickly and led to a number of interesting conversations afterwards bringing up the issues I had been talking about with them: truth vs culture.
We had the rest of the day to play and do chores, but there was only one thing on everyone’s mind. Pizza! I promised I would take them for a farewell pizza party on Sunday night and it was finally here.
We placed our orders and waited. It was a beautiful evening and setting. 1 hour went by. They apologized. Then another. More apologies. Then another hour and finally at 8:30 our pizza started to come out. Every single piece was devoured and 20 minutes later they were all done.