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Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 17th, 2015

 

Westmont Women's Basketball cruising the Nile

Westmont Women’s Basketball cruising the Nile

By Karlie Storkson

Day eight and nine and the beginning of 10 have been an absolute whirlwind.

Day eight was our last day of service with the Sports Outreach Institute (SOI) Gulu team. It was bittersweet as we were exhausted and ready for a break but extremely sad to say goodbye to our dear Ugandan friends.

Day nine was a travel day to the Murchison Falls Game Park. We had a boat ride down the Nile planned followed by a hike to the top of the falls. We were delayed for a bit when a thunder and lightning storm hit after we had gotten on the boat but before we had set sail. We prayed and sang and waited the storm out. And then got to go on the boat ride and see the falls. Unfortunately it was too wet and dangerous to hike to the top of the falls. At the end of the day we were able to hear Sam’s (our guide’s) testimony and have some more debriefing time.

On Day ten we went on a sunrise safari and saw elephants, giraffes and lions. Wow. We all can’t wait to share our pictures.

We’re heading back to Kampala for one more night, a day at the market and then the long trek home.

 

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