And the movement is just getting started -Betty Liedtke
By Karen McGuire in on October 24, 2011
We're back in Kampala after an amazing, exhausting, challenging, humbling and heartwarming several days in the small, rural village of Iganga. I'll write more about it after I get home, but for now I just want you to know how warmly, graciously, and enthusiastically we've been welcomed by everyone in Iganga and Busembatia (which I LOVE saying out loud), starting with the dozens of Tabitha's family members and friends who were there to greet us when we arrived at her father's home for the dinner he hosted on our behalf, conntinuing on with all the people we met through the LLJ encounters, and finally, with the bishop, whom we visited--at his invitation--on our way back out of town.
Over the course of a few days, I've come into contact with sights, sounds, smells and tastes I've never experienced before. And some that have helped me better understand things I thought I already knew. I've had some inspiring and enlightening conversations, and have learned so much about the people and the way of life here, as well as many things that we all have in common no matter where we live or what culture we've been brought up in.
The Lead Like Jesus Encounters have been embraced by everyone here who's attended them. The people we've met are so hungry for this message and so grateful to receive it. We've heard stories from people about the immediate and profound changes they've gone through already. And the movement is just getting started. It's very exciting and inspiring to be a part of it.
I'll be leaving shortly for Mass. Later on we'll have a big ceremony and celebration. Then I'll be saying goodbye to the rest of the Lead Like Jesus team (except for Tabitha and Magala), who will be returning to the states. After that, I'll finish preparing for our Dream Big/Fearless Women workshops that start tomorrow. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers!
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