Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Memphis to Newark to Brussels to Kilgali to Entebbe… all in a day and a half's time.

Dear Faithful Prayer Partners,

What a whirlwind the past 4 days have been. We woke up in Memphis last Wednesday, were in Belgium by Thursday morning, took off from Rwanda Thursday night and landed in Uganda on Friday morning… only with one carseat missing, which showed up today! An exciting way to start a new year, I'll say. I am humbled to say that Robert and I are 4 days old in Africa now and are loving the road God is taking us down. 

We are currently in Kampala, which is the capital of Uganda. We will be here from anywhere between 2 weeks to 2 months, waiting on our residency and work permits. In the mean time, we are learning Ugandan culture, dabbling in the Lugandan language, finding our way around town, learning where/how to buy groceries, and attempting to drive on the LEFT side of the road. Notice I didn't say "wrong side," Kate Webster… :)

Thank you so much for praying for us. We are still working through some jet lag (we are 8 hours ahead of EST), but we are adjusting to African life very well. All of us have been amazed at how God was preparing us while serving in Central and South America… a lot of similarities so far!

Please keep praying for…
*our paperwork for residency that is still processing. Pray for us to trust God's timing!
*us to get plugged in with ministry to nationals. We want to be intentional during this unknown amount of time in the capital as we wait.
*the little ones on our team to adjust well. This extensive transition is hard on the 3 year old, 2 year old, and 3 month old.
*mine & Robert's marriage to strengthen during this time. Pray that we press into Jesus and lean on each other during whatever challenges that come our way.

Please let us know how to pray for you too. We are committed to praying for those who pray for us!

Maridith Lane

{Pictures, L to R: Bobby sleeping on the plane, the map on the plane ride, me enjoying one last Starbucks latte!}

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