I have a surprise! I have just landed in America after spending ten days in Uganda with the Kirabo Seeds family.
Are you wondering why I had to keep it a secret? I have never before pretended I wasn’t there.
There has been so much drama there the past few trips with matters outside the very walls where the children live. For this trip I wanted to avoid having meetings dealing with things that had nothing to do with our children or team members. My purpose for making this trip was to get to know the children and bond with them heart to heart. I wanted to have team meetings so that we could share, learn, and make new structures that benefit everyone. I wanted to be present in a total way, unburdened by the enemies schemes.
I know that if the opposition knew I was coming, they would prepare in advance ways to distract me away from the children and team. So, I decided to keep it a secret. And the kids were brilliant with keeping our secret.
Isn’t it just the most disappointing condition to know there are people who ignore the purpose of our intentions to help orphaned children, but instead see dollar signs piling up in their mind’s eye and will stop at nothing to make that pile a reality in their fists? That’s the problem I face. “The root of all evil is the love of money.” And guess what’s worse? My blog isn’t even sacred ground for our work. The enemies read it to know my moving around. They also take it, distort it and make it say what I don’t say to use against us. I have to protect the Kirabo Seeds family by filtering what I can write here.
However, now that the week is complete I can share it all! And I’ve taken excellent notes, spent time in deep thought about what I have learned and I’m ready to share what I have been processing. I learned so much this week. I bonded with the team and the children and we’ve made good decisions about moving our work forward into exciting new directions. I am simply bursting to share all we’ve accomplished.
Now that I’ve spilled the beans about my secret, I am going to write it as the experiences unfolded. I will create an experience so you feel like you are in Uganda with me. (This will give me opportunity to practice my “memoir writing skills”) I hope you will join me for the next few weeks as I share the stories and photographs.
For now, I’ve been traveling 27 hours straight and my family is waiting for my attention. I’ve been waiting to give it to them. So, the adventure begins tomorrow. I hope you will join me and experience our Kirabo Seeds home in Uganda.