So sense I’m the only person with a white skin color in my area I was chosen to be Father Christmas… me.
Christmas in Uganda is called Sekkukulu and to celebrate it starts on the 20th and ends on the 31st and during that whole time people just destroy food. No presents are given just neighbors invite over everyone in the compound and they all eat!
So I was able to call my parents this Christmas and this year I was blessed to also talk to Sophia, Treyton, my Grandma and Grandpa Moncur, Scotty, as well as Travis and CaMee Nichols family!!! So big shoutout to all of you who said hi even if it was for only 6 seconds!!
This Christmas away from home was much easier id say, mostly because I’m comfortable where I am now Uganda is my home. But like any home there are always complications. So the reason why I’m emailing today and not yesterday is because me and my companion actually got arrested on the 24th. We were driving home and I did a U turn. Not even 5 seconds latter 2 bikes with officers showed up yelling at us that we did a Illegal U turn, I asked where the sing was that said I was not supposed to turn (because it wasn’t there) they told me it was there I was just to blind to see it. (We went back there today and there is still no sing) anyway after getting to the police station and talking to the cell guards we made a few phone calls settled on a fine of 100,000 UGS well I did not have that $ on me then one of the guards said ” if you pay me and my guys 50,000 UGS we will let you go with no charges” once we paid the “fine” which was really a bribe they wished us a merry Christmas and said “God Bless you for supporting us!” so yeah my home is pretty corrupt. This arrestment, and traffic violation never went or record and the officers refused to ever tell us their names.
So that’s my Christmas miracle is that I’m not in prison until the 7th of January!!
Hope all is well for you!