I (Jeff) spent this past weekend in Mpigi. Shaun and Brenda Gaynor, from Peace Portal Alliance Church, have arrived to spend the month working there. If there is any excuse to head up there to hang out with the kids, we jump on it.
I was having breakfast with about 10 or 11 boys when one of them asked me if I knew “Ballack Obama”. I told them that I had never met him, but yes, I have heard of him. Then I watched as they sat there, crossed their legs, drank their tea and discussed “Ballack Obama”. I don’t know what they were saying, all I heard was 10 year old orphans in the middle of nowhere, with no newspapers or TV, talk for 10 minutes about “Ballack Obama”.
It was pretty funny.