Following a visit to Africa, Winston Churchill wrote, "For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life -- bird, insect, reptile, beast -- for vast scale -- Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa."
While in Uganda I hope to experience the stunning beauty of Africa just as Churchill did. And yet I hope for so much more than just that.
I want to:
-learn to live simply
-challenge my many misconceptions
-face every fear without hesitation
-love selflessly and without reservation
I've never been outside the country before let alone traveled to a whole other continent. Yet it is unsettling how certain I feel about being there.
I leave January 8th. It cannot come soon enough.