traveling with momma

My mom is a children’s ministries pastor in the States, which is something I know but not something I expected the average Ugandan citizen to know. Hence my surprise when a taxi conductor in Bweyale began the following, unprompted theological discussion with her:

Taxi Conductor: Do you fear God?

My Mom: Umm…yes, I fear God.

TC: (look of shock) You fear God?

MM: (wondering how deeply she should go in her explanation of her faith) Well, I’m not afraid of him. It’s more—

TC: (shoves two goats under her seat)

MM: Oh. Goats.