It began weeks ago. The anticipation of who would win the shoes was high, and so everyone began inviting and inviting. Our focus for this Independence Day service was first-time visitors. Ugandans are full of promises, and we hear people promise us every week that they will come. However, with a Friday service not being a regular church-day service, we were hoping for a great turnout. Although we didn't get an official final count, we estimated that we ended up with about 90-100 first-time visitors! WOW! Both the man and the woman who brought the most visitors were promised a pair of new shows from our local shoe store. All our people did great, but the man who brought the most? It was Paul Sserunjogi - the lame man in our church who doesn't even wear shoes!
|Pastor Bernard preaching on freedom|
|The five finalists for the most patriotic-dressed contest|
|Sarah Najjuko and her new umbrella|
|We even set up benches outside to handle the overflow. A great crowd!|
|Shae-Lynn, myself, and other missionaries|
|Shiloh and Stanley are on the ends with their missionary friends in between|
|Isn't Alvin too cute?|