“The Ride of My Life!” by Savannah O’Dell

Africa is not what I expected!20140709_140051

I’m a small-town Minnesota girl who has wanted to visit Africa for a long time, and now I am finally here! The people, places, food, transportation (boda, bodas)…it’s all so incredibly new to me! I love it because I know that I am here for a reason. When you decide to follow Jesus’ plan for your life you will be taken on the ride of your life! I like to call it the “Unexpected Journey.” Uganda is vastly different from Minnesota! One of my mottos is “take me where my trust is without borders,” and I can honestly say that this journey has taken an abundant amount of trust and faith! My family is not here but God still is, and I am comforted by knowing that!


Another Image from our Vehicle in Kampala, Uganda.

One of my absolute favorite Bible verses is Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” If I can encourage anyone reading this, I would say be strong and bold for the Lord and don’t let fear hold you back!

I love Africa and I am looking forward to what God is going to do here! The people have already impacted my life after a few, short days and I know that when I return to Minnesota part of my heart will remain in Uganda.