I know you all want me to tell you the full story of what happened in court yesterday. I do have the full account written down. Phiona said, “I felt like my heart was almost out of the cage” when she was being pushed by the defense lawyer. That’s how I feel about letting out … Continue reading My first day in Ugandan criminal court as a witness.
I had the most educational and interesting day preparing the children at the orphanage to be students for the year. Abdul picked me up early in the morning, we and we fought the “first day of school” traffic. There is the same buzz in the air here on this momentous occasion as there is in … Continue reading The first day of school in Uganda
We were driving along a dusty road in Kampala and I saw on a billboard the word: Amazima. I have seen it before, this is the word of the ministries that Katie Davis uses in Uganda and so I asked Phiona and Abdul, “What does this word mean?” Truth. It is pronounced like this: ah-mah-zee-mah Right about this moment … Continue reading Amazima
Somehow after being lost in travel for two days I managed to sleep and wake up at seven and get myself arranged for a nine o’clock meeting with the team for our court case. Reuniting with friends here is at least as good as reuniting with family members, so this emotional truth makes me believe … Continue reading Reunion at the Orphanage in Uganda
A white haired man just approached me with a red pocket camera hovering near my face and asked, “can I take a picture of your hair? You have the most gorgeous hair I have ever seen.” I think my face turned as red as my hair. That was a little embarrassing. In three days when … Continue reading people in airports
A magnificent thunderstorm rolled in after midnight. It sang and danced all over our house most of the day’s first hours and I laid there a captive audience. Craig mumbled it might scare Kira, so I crept up stairs to peek in on her. She was breathing evenly and softly on a body pillow of … Continue reading Where is wisdom found?
Packing for a trip to Africa is never an easy task. The first thing is a fresh new journal, and my tattered bible. Camera equipment is non- negotiable, just ask Craig. There is so much need for useful things from America that I fill two suitcases without putting in a single piece of my clothing. … Continue reading What do I bring to Uganda?