Africa has not been kind to my feet. My calluses are worse than last summer, when I was running 4+ miles several times a week.
Are the experiences so far worth rough feet? Absolutely. Here are just a few of the blessings I’ve encountered over the past couple of weeks.
Eating fresh mango almost every day:
Buying 138 mangoes along the road from Masindi to Kampala for UGX 13,000 — less than US $6:
Children who speak hardly any English, but love to have a conversation with me anyway:
Camping beside the Nile and listening to the sounds of hippos grazing nearby:
Being privy to sights of God’s wonderfully varied creation, like these:
And finally after a second safari, this time with Lisa Fish and Anna Corbitt, and after a crazy day of baking and cooking–we had to do something with all those mangoes!–it’s a blessing to relax again in Kampala. I think I’m going to go make some African tea. Cheers! 🙂