I love these visits. These are the times that I get to go "deep into the village" and encounter Ugandan life missed by most tourists, and even by those of us whose ministry keeps us focused in town. I also enjoy the closer interaction with the Bishop and some of his staff.
In the photos that follow, I would like to bring you along on one visit that I enjoyed toward the end of last year.
|When the Bishop arrives, we always stop several hundred yards|
from the church. Drums play in the distance, banners hang, and
a Boys' Brigade strikes up the band with off-key brilliance.
|On this Sunday, the Bishop confirmed over 500 people. That's|
right, he laid hands on over 500 people, praying for each one.
They were young and old, men and women, new converts and
long baptized Christians.