Going to Uganda was my first time leaving the country, and I had zero expectations
for anything! I did not think that I was going to be at the same spiritual level as
anyone else and that was terrifying. I quickly learned that I was wrong and that I
had nothing to worry about.
My first few days in Uganda were a complete culture shock, I had no idea what to
expect. From the way that the drove, to the food they ate it was all completely new
to me! But I was so excited to learn more about their culture.
I learned the most by visiting the schools everyday and interacting with all of the
children. Their love for each other, for teachers, Christ, and us was truly amazing!!
Being able to teach them something new in the short time that we were there was
unbelievable. Most of them had never seen a basketball, American football, Frisbee,
or even volleyball. To be able to teach them the fundamentals of all of those sports
was pretty cool to see. After each sports session we would spend time with the kids
and families in the church. Listen to their stories and share some of our own. It was
amazing to hear different things that the families in Uganda had to share as well as
my own team members.
These families and children really showed me what it’s like to live a life for Jesus
Christ. And it was truly an eye opening experience!
This experience has changed my life and I cannot thank Managers on A Mission
enough for that! This will be an experience that I carry with me for the rest of my
life. And one day share with my own children.