Uganda Mission Trip Journal – Allen and Kristine James

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April 5, 2018

Today we traveled to Nakalanda. The path led us through the heart of Entebbe because Steve needed to pick up some supplies including pharmaceuticals for the medical clinic they operate on the compound. Kampala, I learned today, is a city of 3 million people during the day. I’m pretty sure they were all driving on the same streets we were all day. I’ve never seen such traffic. Literally, vehicles were driving inches apart from each other. There were little motorcycles call “Bodas” whipping in and out of the traffic as if they wanted to be hit!

We then loaded all our luggage and supplies onto a moderately sized boat to transport us across Lake Victoria. The trip took just over a half hour. Afterwards, we traveled by van to the compound. The roads were terrible. They had huge ruts caused by extreme rains. They were built on red clay that was as slick as snot! If the van had not been 4-wheel drive, I don’t think we would have made it to the compound.