Arriving and Unpacking: let the adventure begin!

Lisa_young Posted by Lisa Young on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 | 6 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

Emotional goodbyes were had and the reality was setting in that my new adventure was about to begin, with a very early morning get up call – 2am to be precise.

My journey was smooth and without hiccup, to my surprise as I had only done this journey once before. After being picked up in Entebbe airport late on Tuesday night, I was glad to see Denise’s face when I arrived at the guest house. Wednesday saw the completion of my journey as Denise, Gideon and I travelled to Kiwoko. As we got closer to Kiwoko I started to recognise my surroundings and I was excited and expectant, if not a bit on the tired side too.

The first few days were filled with meeting lots of new people and adjusting to a different way of going about daily tasks. One of my favourite things about the hospital is their morning meetings, where staff and students gather to praise and dedicate their day to God. I am glad that I get to spend my mornings alongside them in the same way.

I began teaching Gideon on Monday the 18th of August. Although we have only had a week together, he has an amazing attitude towards his learning and he is a pleasure to be around. I look forward to updating you on our adventure together.

My other roles have also began as I meet with the principal of the nursing school, to discuss my role in teaching the Lab students I.C.T. I have also met my small group, which I will be leading on a Wednesday night alongside Frank, a nurse at the hospital. We have had our first meeting with the group, which are a mixture of nursing and lab students, all at different points in their journey with God and I look forward to supporting them in that.

It is clear that God is at work in this place and I feel honoured to be part of it. Kiwoko is more than a community of people, it is a family and I am very blessed to have been accepted so warmly.

I also praise God for technology, which has enabled me to contact home and I feel a huge amount of support from all that they have shared with me. Thank you so much to those of you who wished me well and those who have kindly been asking family members about how I am getting on. I know that a huge part of settling in is due to the constant support of those who are praying for and encouraging me.

Next Saturday I will be taking part in the Kiwoko Chase – a 16K run held at the hospital. I have been doing some running in the mornings and let’s just say I need your prayers, because it is HOT!!

Look forward to updating you all again soon!


Lisa Young

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Jenny Christie said Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:46AM
Brilliant to hear you have settled in so well Lisa. We are all sending you love and prayers from this end and look forward to hearing your stories. One day at a time chum - that's my motto!! God bless you today xo Jen
Laura Stewart said Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:02PM
It's great reading what you have been getting up to! Can't wait to read the next installment! Glad your well and keep safe! We're back on Monday and it's not going to be the same without you...much love xx
Wilma McMullan said Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:35PM
Hey Lisa! So so glad that you are doing so well! :) it been lovely to read how life has been for you these last few & eventful weeks! Know that James & I are praying for you! All my love!
Paul Sayers said Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:14PM
Lisa. Lucky Gideon who has such a loving teacher,friend and example. Never mind the Kiwoko community. Lovely to hear all going well. Take Care Paul
dad said Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:01AM
I know we talk often but still good to read about your adventure with God and where he has taken you ,do you think we will need to was your car ha-ha that would be more washes then it got last year .love you
Kate Lewis said Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:27PM
Hi Lisa, How are you doing? Just wanted to know what you are getting up to and how things are ticking along. Hope you are ok. Love lots Kate and Abi

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