Sunday, September 13, 2009

My weekend...

So all week, I was looking forward to the weekend!


Well, we have hit the halfway point in our institute course and as a "reward" we were given a four day weekend (Friday - Monday)...

We had been figuring out what we would do for weeks now and landed on a local trip to Kampala.

Friday we were going to be doing some shopping
Saturday was going to be girls day out...with a trip to the salon and out for coffee
Sunday we were going to go lay out by a pool and possibly go see a movie
Monday we were going to go have pizza, do a little last minute shopping and then head home...

Well come Thursday night, all our plans changed.

We got a report that there was rioting in Kampala because of a dispute between the Baganda tribe and the president. Apparently the Baganda King was planning to go speak at a youth event on Saturday and the president said No...which started the rioting. We were told it was too dangerous to go into town and that we need to stay at New Hope.

Needless to say, I was bummed...

Thursday night, I decided that since we weren't going anywhere we should at least have some relaxation time here and so some of the girls came over and we watched a movie...BUT half way through I started feeling really cold...unusual for me considering that it is never "really cold" here.

That night when I went to bed I felt terrible...fever, headache, chills, sweating, cough, aches so by 4am I decided I had better go online and see what the symptoms of Malaria were...sure enough, I matched them all.

9am Saturday morning I managed to get myself over to the clinic for a blood test and they confirmed what I thought.

So this weekend, rather than being fun, has been one of me laying in bed and watching my friend Tiffany's season 1 episodes of "I love Lucy"

I cant complain though...even though I feel miserable, I have been well taken care of. Friday I had about 8 visitors come and check on me and yesterday I had about 15. One of the other missionaries here asked me how I manage to have so many "mothers" where ever I go...I'm not quite sure, except that I know that God has got to be the major reason why...I love watching how he binds my heart together with other believers all over the world so much so, that we look like we have been family forever when in reality we have only known each other for 10 weeks!

Keep praying for me...that I will get stronger each day. Also continue to pray for the rioting in Kampala. I don't have much of an update on that since many radio stations have been shut down and no one has been into town. Pray that the problems will be resolved soon and that Kampala will be back to normal in no time.

1 comment:

Major DKG said...

Hi Lena - please know that Lynn and I are praying for you and your complete recovery from malaria. I've enjoyed reading your blog. We're hoping to be off to Pakistan during this upcoming week. Please keep us in your prayers too. God bless you my friend. ~love, dennis and lynn