3 Hour Taxi

I think this trip will set a few records in the ‘Life of Scott’. 5 flights, 72 hours of traveling, and a 3 hour taxi ride-just to get there. Oh- and Africa. That is a first as well. But the taxi…

People say I am ‘cheap’, but I prefer ‘opportunistic’. So, when the overbooked airline asked for volunteers to take a different flight, (in exchange for a $500 flight voucher! And free food!) your’s truly was first in line (also the only person in line…). There were so many delays at my local airport, American hired a cab for me and three soon-to-be-friends, to take us to Grand Rapids. My new friends had been at the airport for 48 hours waiting for the delays to clear. We had a great ride (ie. I slept most of the way) and now I am in Dubai waiting for plane 4 of 5. In light of recent events, I would say life, particularly a life following Jesus, is a bit the taxi ride.

There are some awesome ‘alternate’ paths to those willing to say yes to odd propositions. I suppose Africa could be one of those paths. It started with a innocent phone call to thank Bob for his book, and before I knew it, I was offered the chance to serve fairly long term in Uganda. Uganda. “Sure…it is in Central Africa-right”? (I later confirmed that it was…this could be a sign of how few details I know)

This trip is about figuring out what I have gotten myself into. For the next few weeks I will hang out in Gulu, Uganda and see what Restore International (also known as Love Does-don’t worry, I am confused as well…) is up to.

There are so many unanswered questions, and to be honest, I do not think all of them will be answered soon. But that is alright, and probably a good sign. Jesus did not make a habit of giving His first followers a written agenda, and why do I think things are different now?

I was confused when no one else took the airline up on their offer; the opportunity to earn $150 an hour. But maybe I can see why-there were some unknowns and a inconvenience. But no one ever said the best route would be clear and orderly. Anyway, I am sure the next few weeks will provide some interesting stories to share!


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  1. Kim
    July 26, 2016

    Enjoy the journey, and see where it leads you!

  2. M.
    July 27, 2016

    This is great! Love that book! So cool you called him.

  3. Lee
    July 27, 2016

    Always enjoy seeing the journey God is leading you on! It’s always an adventure when you are following Him!!

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