Welcome to Juba!
Going into this new adventure, I was expecting the worst. I had never been to Juba (or South Sudan) and was only able to form my opinion by chatting with others. While the city and country has a long way to go towards infrastructure and development, Juba has a unique quality about it. If you have traveled in East Africa before, you will find many similarities. I told my driver today that so far, I like South Sudan, his response “South Sudan is an infant country.” People here are very optimistic about their future. There is a lot of potential here but at the same time, there are a lot of factors that could hinder South Sudan’s future.
Here is a view of Juba from my flight into the country. I was told today that you can hike the mountain in the background so I am excited to conqueror “Jebel Kujur.”
I think I see the Target 😉 Praying for your health and adjustment in your new home.
Sentell- we are all with you! So excited to hear all about your adventures, and definitely about climbing that mountain!! Keep the posts coming and we’ll be planning our trip to see you!!!
You are destined to do great things. I can’t wait to hear about your engagements with the people and the process of organizing for a new nation. How exciting. Go well.