Last Tuesday our friend Fred, who stays at Pastor James’ place, went to the orthopedic hospital to have his casts removed and get some therapy for is legs. They put removable braces on his legs for this visit. I arrived there with one agenda: get Fred admitted as a resident of this place. The few … Continue reading Helping Fred get good Medical Care in Uganda
People in Uganda eat fried grasshoppers like we eat popcorn at a movie. Phiona loves them. I think when I was a child I drew the line that I would not eat bugs. I can’t do it. The grasshoppers come in like an old testament plague in December. I remember during our adoption seeing children … Continue reading Orphan Care Mission work in Uganda
We roused ourselves from bed early enough to be in the safari van Wednesday morning at six o’clock. George did a great job finding us a van big enough to fit all nine of us. It also had a top that popped up. I know that it is important to have enough viewing room for … Continue reading Murchison Falls Uganda: have a look at safari
The mosquitoes won’t touch me. I watch them land, taste, and spit me out until they fly away. It’s true I haven’t had one bite. In February when I was here I took garlic pills only, and I had many itchy bites. This trip I am taking three peppermint pills every night and two stinky … Continue reading Kira is reunited with her baby home.
A rooster crows in harmony with the muslim call to prayer from a loud speaker atop the mosque. When I first began to spend time in Uganda these sounds could rouse me from the deepest sleep but now I only notice them when I remember to hear for them. Things that used to get me … Continue reading Learning opportunities in Uganda
Craig took a plane home tonight. I admit it was a little more emotional for me than I thought it would be. I always feel so protected and held up when he is at my side. When he goes, I have to be so much stronger, and summoning that strength doesn’t happen unless I get … Continue reading Sunday in Uganda
Sometimes careful plans fail. Yesterday was a comedy of errors and thankfully everyone was able to absorb some discomfort and not crumble. I reminded myself how I predicted that mission trips will bring out the worst in all of us specifically for the purpose of God’s desire to extract the worst in us. We may … Continue reading Saturday snafus in Uganda