As I sit at my desk, the fresh nighttime air blows through the curtains filling my nostrils and promising that rain is coming. I hear crickets and frogs chirping outside, Julia's snuffly breathing as she drifts off to sleep nearby, Nate busy packing my dishes in the kitchen, the night watchman's heavy boots on the driveway, disco-music playing the same rhythms over and over in the distance, the echo of dogs barking through the neighborhood. It seems a bit unreal that in just a few days we will be hearing, smelling, and seeing a very different world. We will leave our Jinja home on Monday afternoon and head to Entebbe where we will spend the night. Early the next morning we'll head to the airport and begin our long journey to our other home. By Wednesday night (early Thursday morning Uganda time) we will be going to bed in Rogers, Minnesota. There is so much to do between now and then.
We have all of the necessary paperwork for Julia in hand. They were issued in record time. Thank you so much for your prayers for that. However, we do not currently have the boys' passports in our possession. They are sitting on a desk at the Immigration Office in Kampala, not to be handed over until their student passes are updated. The passes were supposed to be completed weeks ago. We are hopeful (and praying hard) that they will be ready by the time we pass through Kampala on Monday so that we can pick them up. Trusting in Him who knows all the details and is in control. We ask you to trust and pray with us.