LOLAFRICA journey to Uganda

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Last Friday I was walking around Kampala sharing a little Love and as I came up to Kampala Road...there, in his old spot...and to my hearts delight...was FRANCIS!! (I told you about him in my Blog back in December)
Around mid-December, Francis went missing...I was worried and have been looking for him ever since! And now, here he was!

The smile that lit up his entire 2'x3' frame told me that he remembered me...and I happily greeted him and we talked and talked!! As it turns out, He was given the chance to return to his village in Mbale, where he was staying with some relatives for the past few months. Unfortunately, he had become a "burden" to them and so, was sent back to the city, where he is now on the street. I welcomed him back and told him I was happy to see him. He asked me if I could do something for him. I asked how I could help.. "a blanket" he replied. I told him I would return with a blanket. When I returned however - he was gone! I would have to come back another day...I did not see him again last weekend.

This week, on Friday, I was walking around the city again...many of the people I am used to seeing were not around, maybe because it was good Friday...but the city was BUSY!! My main goal was to reach Francis and give him the blanket I had bought...as I struggled to weave in and out of the JAM to cross the street and start my journey up to Kampala Road... I came around a vehicle and I bumped into someone being pushed in a ramshackled homemade wheelchair(ply-wood and bicycle parts)...It was Francis!! I told his friend that they should move with me to the side of the road so we could talk...I told him that I was on my way UP to find HIM and here we meet in the middle of downtown, in traffic!!! we laughed and laughed at our good fortune and the hand of Providence on our meeting!! I gave him the blanket and he gave me a dazzling smile and wished for me God's blessing! we talked and talked and laughed and smiled...and knowing with certainty now, that we will meet again, we parted ways.

As I continued up the hill my heart was singing and I was overwhelmed and feeling unworthy of this gift of pure JOY...and once again...my cup runneth over.

3 Comments:

Anonymous BABY DARBY said...

Hey there Lola!

Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that Northern canada is missing you too! Darby and Pickles (the cat you cat her) are best buds, and I feel like I am constantly washing the gunk she drags him through off his poor little body. HAHA!!
Love your blog - had tried before to leave msg's....but I think they failed.
Stay strong.....you are AWESOME!

8:40 PM  
Anonymous BABY DARBY said...

The cat you GAVE her....how did THAT happen?? LOL!

8:40 PM  
Blogger amr said...

Yawn - Dont eat me, go get some food!

2:13 PM  

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