Friday, March 13, 2009
Pastor Ruth meets the President of Uganda
Representatives throughout Uganda gathered to hear the president speak on the memorandum of understanding with the government. Pastor Ruth was asked to give the opening prayer.
After the speech the representatives from each town were to gather and pose for a photo with the president. For some reason Pastor Ruth was delayed and when she arrived outdoors to the photo shoot was told, “The representatives from Tororo have already taken their photos. You missed it.”
Pastor Ruth is not one to take things meekly and began to argue with the people in charge. The president was standing beneath a tree within earshot and asked his aide, “Is that the woman who gave the opening prayer?”
The president looked to Pastor Ruth. “You haven’t taken a photo?”
“You come,” he signaled to her.
As Pastor Ruth stepped forward everyone stood aside for the president had given her the invitation to approach him.
“You have this rare opportunity to have a photo with me. Just the two of us.”
Pastor Ruth stepped forward and shook his hand and the photographers snapped two pictures. What a thrill for her that day.