(By Carolyn Jones/Hands Across Nations)
Guard finds redemption after passing of respected teacher…
One recent night in Lira Uganda will stand out in our memory as one where we experienced God’s perfect timing and placement of people.
Our Hands Across Nations home/office compound is guarded each night by an armed guard to keep us safe from thieves. We have our favorite regular guard, Jimmy, who we know well and trust. Each night he patrols around our house and compound every hour with our recently acquired German Shepherd mix puppy, “Kica” which means “Mercy” in the Lango Language.
On Jimmy’s off day, we have a different guard, often not the same one each time, so we don’t get to know them well. One of them, Odongo Patrick, was a rather dislikeable guy. Being a dog trainer himself, he frequently corrected our method of training and was somewhat arrogant. Kica didn’t like to be around him and cowered when he called her.