When you think of Africa you always hear the term "go with the flow", or something similar. Well, today we learned that lesson. We spent the night near the airport last night and left for the 7 hour drive to Gulu at 9am this morning. We figured that with some stops and lunch we would be here by 4 or so, and we soon realized we thought wrong. At about 1:30 a major part of the car broke (I would explain but I'm the furthest thing from a mechanic) and we ended up sitting on the side of the road for 2 hours waiting for our driver to get to the nearest city to get a mechanic. Once they got back, they temporarily fixed it and we slowly made it to the next town. They told us it would take a couple hours and we were starving, so at about 3:30 we caught a ride to the place we were suppose to have lunch at. After sitting there for another 2 hours we realized it would be a long time until the car was ready. We then caught another ride futher up the road, rented a hotel room for 2 and a half hours and slept until the van came to get us at about 9:30pm. After the last 2 and a half hours of the trip to Gulu, we finally made it. I am currently sitting on my bed reflecting the beauty and greatness of our God.
The term "go with the flow" really brought on a whole new meaning today. Sitting basically all day, I had a chance to understand the sovereignty of God. When he wants us to sit and listen, he makes a way for us to sit and listen. We could have been miserable all day, but we found ourselves laughing, having fun, and growing relationships. Here in Africa, there are many times when our plans do not always turn out, which is why there is not reason for us to sit around planning what WE want. The Lord already has it all figured out, and that is something I cannot wait to continually be reminded of while I am here.
Long story short, today was eventful and long. I could not be more excited to lay sleep and wake up ready to experience God in all new ways. Thank you all for prayers of courage and safe travels!!