Letter 9- Time to be a tourist

Wednesday 8 May


“And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.”

Genesis 1:20-25 NIV

Dear Reader,

Recently, I’ve been reading through the story of creation in the book of Genesis. In the story, we are told over and over again that God sees His creation is good.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reminded of the goodness, or rather,the greatness of God’s creation.

A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to have my parents, brother and boyfriend come to visit me here in Uganda. I am so thankful that they could see where I’ve been staying and that they could meet my wonderful host family and others who I have got to know here since January.

I am also super thankful for how we, together with our tour guide and driver Carlos, could explore and marvel at this beautiful country together. After staying in Queen Elizabeth park, we travelled south to Bwindi and then to Jinja before heading back home to Namugongo. Over an action-packed week, God blessed us with the wonderful wildlife and breathtaking views of Uganda.

Rather than write about all of this though, I thought I’d show you… so here are some photos! Enjoy!

Lots of love from


The Ugandan national bird – Great Crested Cranes

Time to be a tourist on safari at QE Park


Ugandan Cob




Enjoying the Ugandan scenery







Chimp trekking


Gorilla trekking at Bwindi


Jinja Boat ride to the Source of the Nile

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