Today is Halloween…ho hum. I’m not a great supporter or fan, though I play along with simple traditions of homemade costumes and candy given at my doorway with a smile. Kira will be a cat, as it appears to be her favorite animal. (I will share photos tomorrow) Yesterday I brought her along to Jack’s … Continue reading I am scary without a costume!
I want to speak freely about how it is we have purchased twenty acres of land in the Luwero area of Uganda. Luwero is two hours outside of Kampala if we don’t get crunched in traffic jams, and it requires travel through the most congested area of Kampala, which is Kawempe, and there are always … Continue reading 20 acres in the bush of Africa
I first fell in love with your smiles two years ago when I joined a mission trip to Uganda. Our team visited village churches and taught pastors about the sanctity of life. Your faces appeared quietly in the open windows, and at doorways. You greeted us pale people enthusiastically showing us smiles we could never … Continue reading A love letter to the children of Uganda
The dust is a problem in Africa. For me, I figure, I’m going to get dirty when I am there and I mostly ignore it. When I shower the water runs brown into the drain as all the dirt is released from my hair and skin. It’s a significant amount of dirt that accumulates every … Continue reading Washing Feet.
HI Friends, I sometimes receive requests for access to Mzungu Mama but I can’t recognize the username so I am compelled to deny access. Please send me an email explaining to me who you are, and what connections we have in common so I can determine who you are! Thank you for understanding the need … Continue reading a reminder…
I collected many beautiful children’s books prior to traveling to Uganda last week. I filled a rubbermaid tub with books and paid two hundred dollars to get them on the plane with me. I whinced slightly at the cost, but it never occurred to me to leave them behind. I believe putting books in the hands … Continue reading Books for the children in Uganda
Despite all the drama that occurred while I was in Uganda, there were many happy and beautiful occasions to celebrate. I’m an incurable optimist, so even during the bleakest moments I am able to smell roses. For example on Wednesday while my lawyer was visiting the orphanage all day long and we discovered many disturbing … Continue reading Maintaining Optimism