We made a 3-hour road trip to Hoima to visit an MCC service worker and his partner organization, the Anglican diocese in that area. The program that they run is called “Living with Shalom.” Once a year it brings together young people from all over Uganda for a 3-week training in peace building, health issues, and environmental issues and helps to break down stereotypes and fears that different ethnic groups have of each other. During the remainder of the year there are follow-up visits to the participants in their home areas, and reciprocal visits are arranged between groups from different ethnic areas.

We travelled on a very nice newly paved road through fertile and lush countryside. However, some of the usual hazards were also encountered along the way!

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