Two or three days in the lives of a senior missionary couple:
We were called to take 3 transferring missionaries from Gulu to Kampala on Wednesday.
Brought back 3 with us to Gulu including two who had just arrived new the day previous to Kampala...both from Utah. They are working hard and settling in fine with two great trainers leading them.
We returned from Kampala on Thurs around 3:00. Had a mechanic look at what appeared to be a radiator leak. A new one on order. That evening I taught Institute for college age young folks and Pam stayed home to prepare a meal for our recently called full-time missionaries who will be leaving in less than two weeks. Following dinner I taught them a Temple Preparation class. Out the door at 9:00 pm.
Friday, Pam walked to former Relief Society (the sister's auxilliary of the Church) President's home ...about a mile away while I went shopping. The sister was not home so Pam walked back and we then went shopping with one of our outgoing missionaries mentioned above. His Mom lives quite a distance away and he hasn't seen her in months so we got him ready to see her before he leaves on his mission. He bought her some seeds so he could plant her a garden as well as some food. Isaac is one of the finest young men I have ever met anywhere.
Pam has not been feeling well so we went to the pharmacy at the hospital to pick up meds for nausea and antibiotic for toothache...possible infection and something to calm her intestines. This stuff has been off and on for a few weeks now. May see dentist in Kampala as we head back there this coming week for farewell dinner for our Mission President who will leave home for Utah first of July. On our way to Kampala we will go on safari for a couple of days. Got Isaac on the bus at 9:00 pm for 11:00 pm departure that actually left at 12:00 midnight...the buses often don't leave until it is full.
Today, Saturday, Pam taught seminary at 9:30 am. I did training with a branch president at the same time. Finished both at 11:00 then went to see another Relief Society president and Primary president of another branch in the same neighborhood. Neither at home. Left there to purchase some eggs. Then met up with a pair of elders who took us to an orphanage a Church member runs at 1:30 pm. Some pics below. Didn't see much of Justin, the owner, as his son came down with malaria over night so Justin was at the hospital getting treatment for his son. Left the orphanage and dropped Pam off at the former RS president's home mentioned above at 3:00. Picked her up after an hour as Pam had a meeting at our place with the Gulu Branch YW President who is leaving for USA for a few months. Then out to Pope John Paul school at 5:30 pm to teach the one seminary student who boards there.
We stay very busy like this most days but the week simply flies by.
Dorm at the orphanage...boys on the right, girls on the left.