Monday, November 2, 2015


     On facebook for a couple weeks I was getting a request for friendship from a guy in Soroti.  Well, I didn't recognize his name or his picture of himself.  I sent side questions to determine it was someone I'd know.  Since I left there 12 years ago, and usually had piles of people around and about me, I wasn't sure.  And I usually don't just choose everyone as a friend on FB, b/c it's going to open too many and then I need to read too much, too often.
     Well, a couple days ago, he finally described exactly how we had known each other.  When I was going into one of the restaurants that was downtown, not too far from where I was helping people, and sometimes I was so sorrowful and was crying.  He was an encouragement, and sometimes touched my arm and showed his kindness to me.  And, as far as I recall, he was in his teens.   When I had been ready to leave Soroti, he had given a picture of him and gave me an email address. When I was home, I emailed him, and I never heard anything.  So, I lost him.  Never thought I'd see him again.
     Now we are friends on FB, and he has given me more information re: how he knew me and how it was nice to see me way back then.  I accepted the friendship on FB.  I had to smile when I looked at all the people on his group.  I'm the only white colorful person and the others are obviously in Uganda.  A couple others just don't show their faces.
     Anyhow, just wanted to share this with all of you, b/c this was a real suddenly gifted piece.  

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Hazel Moon said...

What a blessing to renew friendship and become a friend on FaceBook too. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

Floyd Samons said...

That's so cool! God gave you a reminder of who you are and what you've done for Him. What a gift from a brother that honors our Father and you for your service. Too cool...