Back in Kampala
by Jay Milbrandt
It's good to be back in Kampala. Though my last visit was relatively short, being back in Kampala does bring a rush of some good memories. I'm sitting in Cafe Pap right now, a regular hangout and good place for Internet. It gives me flash backs to running around Kampala with Kevin Assemi and Kyle (Cox) Bagley--this is where we would break and regroup between meetings. I rode a "boda boda" over here--a motorcycle taxi and the common method of quick transportation through Kampala's busy city streets.
Last night after arriving in Kampala, I made my way to "Hotel City Square"--a simple, inexpensive hotel hotel where some of our team members are staying. After that, I met up with my friend, Patrick, who I met on our last trip here. Patrick was a student at Makerere University and served as President of the IJM Chapter there. We've kept in touch sporadically over the last year-and-a-half, so it was good to see him and grab dinner with someone.
This morning I got up and walked around looking for a church. I found "Calvary Chapel" just around the corner and walked in for the 8:15 a.m. service. This brings me back to Cafe Pap where I came looking for an early lunch and internet.
This afternoon, I'm hoping to catch up with another friend I met last time. He started a social entrepreneurship project manufacturing beaded necklaces by the Acholi people. If we catch up this afternoon, I will be great to see his operation.
More to come later!