There are no words for it...

Trip Start Jun 09, 2011
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Trip End Aug 30, 2011


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Monday, July 11, 2011

But I will try anyway. I got to experience something today that few people get to do. I got to participate in the inauguration of a new borehole. Actually, we went back to the village I visited on my first day in Kitgum. Don't ask me why it's taken them three weeks, but they only got the last part for the borehole today. And I've never seen anything like it.

When we came the women came running towards the car singing, waving large leaves at us and dancing. I don't think I've ever seen more smiles at the same time. Nor have I shaken as many hands in one day as I have today. The happiness was incredible and undescribable. We sat in a giant circle and talked and when I introduced myself as being from Sweden, and when just a couple of minutes later James said that the borehole was donated from Church of Sweden I have never been more proud. They looked at me as if it was me personally who had brought them the borehole. Which ofcourse is far from the truth. But I have never been more proud of being Swedish, and a member of the Church of Sweden. It was so touching I seriously got tears in my eyes.

They told the LWF team to tell me that there are other villages around here that need the same generosity that they have met and encouraged me to bring the message home to keep on helping people. And I could only nod and say that I will do my best to spread their story to Europe. It was such an incredible moment I don't even know how to describe it. It was amazing. The happiness, gratitude and excitment.

Best day in Uganda so far. Definitely. To be part of something so special and so amazing. Something that is life changing for these people. It just can't be explained.

And now I'm sitting outside with a bottle of beer (I was craving coffee but they don't have coffee so beer would have to do :P), there are lizards running around me. And I am showing pictures from Sweden to the hotel/restaurant staff. They are fascinated by the snow :)

Take care everyone! I am :)
xx
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Helt otroligt vilken dag! Den kommer du att minnas länge!!!

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