Today was a long journey to a place called Galiray. It is pronounced Galilea, just like in the bible, where Jesus walked. Uganda is a country with strong beliefs and unbelievable faith. So many challenges faced in villages around the country, but each and every person gives thanks for each breath, each meal, each drop of water, each simple pleasure. How could we learn from each other when walking beside them? One way is to wake each day by enjoying the moment. Don't lose sight of what is really important.
Entering the world of Uganda, we have always been treated with the utmost respect and hospitality. Today's day was no disappointment. After hours on the road, we arrived at the most glamorous events. There is a special woman of the people, she is known as Miss Ida. The people love her power statements, passion for the people and respect for her follow-thru on promises. The people came from far and wide to see Miss Ida, but we feel so honored and privlidged to be her guest of honor. Thousands of people were there, beautiful tents giving shelter from the brutal sun to as many were able to secure their place. The AIDSpirit crew was front and center. Special musicians were there, local musicians and dancers, speakers and we were so excited to be part of this event. When we walked through the hoards of people, the children ran and hid behind their older siblings. The team tries to shake every hand of the children, but some little ones are afraid we may rub off on them. It's so cute to see their faces when they realize we are all the same, just different colors. A beautiful older woman shared her umbrella for shade with Linda and I. There is no amount of gratitude we can express to her for saving our fair skin, she was a lifesaver! Weebelah Nyo!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!