I arrived in Uganda safe and sound, and had a wonderful reunion with Tabitha and her family.
While waiting for the gate to open at the airport in Amsterdam, I was talking with a woman from northern Uganda, and it took us less than five minutes to find a common connection, in the form of someoneĀ  we both know. I’m always amazed and delighted to be reminded again what a small world it is!
Tomorrow (Monday), we have a three-hour drive to get to our first appointed rounds. We will be heading south, and will cross the equator! Naturally, if there’s an opportunity, I’ll want to get a photo of myself (and Tabitha) with one foot in the northern hemisphere and one foot in the southern. Then I can cross “Straddle the equator” off my bucket list.