I’m having dinner in my room at the Travel Hotel in Jinja on a Sunday evening. After the morning service where I prJack Fruit Treeeached, a generous lady from the congregation, and the sponsor of our new church-plant, gave me two papayas, two avocados, some sweet bananas, and half a jack fruit – what a treasure from her own garden. Sadly I had no way to eat such a large piece of jack fruit or two whole papayas in my room and no way at all to keep the remaining portions long enough to prevent spoiling. So with deep regret, I passed those along to the team members who were riding with us in our car. They were very happy to get such fruit for free, for getting a jack fruit around here is like being given a gallon of your favorite flavor of ice cream. Ugandans savor the jack fruit! I also like the very sweet taste, but it is extremely sticky, more so than any fruit I’ve ever had, so sticky, in fact, I am at a loss to coJack Fruitsmpare it with anything short of superglue. Trying to eat it in my hotel room would produce a large and sticky mess, so unfortunately, I gave up this prize to some very happy locals.

So tonight I am dining on avocado and sweet banana. The sweet banana is a smaller variety than we usually have in the U.S. and lives up to its name. It is very sweet and delicious. The avocado is fresh from the tree and delicious also. I have another one which I hope will last until tomorrow.