Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fort Portal, Uganda



Guess What? I am departing this week for an African Adventure. I will be there for some time, so this week will be African Week on OPOD. We start with this picture from 1938. It shows a child near Fort Portal, Uganda. Scenes like this are still common today, and this picture could have been taken yesterday. Uganda has a very sad past, filled with violence and genocide. However today, Uganda has become a beautiful, stable country. Christianity emerged out of the devastation of genocide, and today Uganda is a very strong Christian nation. I love the people of Uganda, and it is a wonderful place to see.

5 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the week, have a great trip!

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  2. I was surprised to hear of Uganda's rise from a dictator to a stable country. The changeover to Christianity was a truly wonderful discovery. Have a good trip and keep us posted, PJM.

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  3. Safe travels and enjoy.

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  4. That's a sad looking child doing an adult's work of carrying water. In most developing countries, water is an important issue, finding enough, and purifying it. Have a good trip, and may you find new hope there.

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  5. In 1938 most American kids, at least in rural areas, did the work of adults out on the farms. I wouldn't hurt kids today to have to do some of that.

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