A Lionhearted People A wedding party leaves a Church of Uganda (Anglican) in Kyraumba, a small town in the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda. Ugandans are “preternaturally friendly,” writes Douglas Cruickshank in “Somehow: Living in Uganda Time.” “The vast majority are charming, generous, great talkers, insightful, warm, handsome, beautiful, gracious, caring, stoic, even-tempered, welcoming, guileless, fine dancers, lovers of laughter and a hell of a lot of fun.” A Californian, Cruickshank spent a few years living and working in Uganda. On a return trip, he met with Ugandan Lions and reported for us on their energetic, optimistic service (page 40). Reinventing the Wheel This boy in a small village in Uganda carved his own bike from wood. When our writer on Ugandan Lions, Douglas Cruickshank, came across him on a hike in the mountains, the boy demonstrated his expert craftsmanship: he coasted down a hill and triumphantly raised his arms over his head when he reached the bottom. Ugandan Lions demonstrate a similar innovative, can-do spirit (page 40).
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