When I prepared to leave Uganda Daniel had the chicken pox. He spiked a high fever and his body was covered with a rash so we dashed off to the doctor. No one can determine the difference between mumps, measles, or chicken pox! And we always have to rule out malaria. It’s difficult to diagnose … Continue reading “Desire” for learning…tales from Uganda
Sometimes planning to do a community event here in Uganda flows like melted chocolate, and other times it’s hard, uphill, and studded with many obstacles. I’m learning the more I do work here how crucial it is to be precise with communication. The culture gap is enormous and evident with resulting communication mishaps even though … Continue reading Our Fourth Community Outreach for Children in Uganda
1. Excellent manners and respect for adults are used without exception. American kids don’t kneel before me to thank me for a new T-shirt. I don’t get a big welcome hug each time I return home. And no one I know endures a moment of hunger to be able to eat together. Put downs aren’t allowed … Continue reading 10 Inspirations from Kirabo Seeds Uganda
It’s been a while since I’ve written an update about Fred. Among all of our children he is the one most people request updates by name. He is the only Kirabo Seeds family member who as been with us from the very beginning of Kirabo Seeds. He was a part of the other group we … Continue reading Fred’s making progress.
Who would ever think doing laundry by hand could be fun? The dirt here is a deeper red than Georgia or the rocks of Sedona. We get so dirty by the end of the day it doesn’t matter how awkward the shower might be there’s no way we’re getting into bed sticky and dirty. Clothes … Continue reading Laundry fun? It is here.
I sometimes need to write a letter to someone knowing I will never send it. I might not even read it through. Just the writing of it is therapeutic. If you are reading this and wondering if it is you I am writing about I assure you that you can relax. If you still wonder … Continue reading I can ride a horse in Uganda.
Friday we packed up baby Rhonah and went to visit the doctor so she could be tested for HIV. Check-ups are unusual for children here and even when they are sick it is difficult to afford taking them to the doctor. I wanted her to have a check up. I got looks like I was … Continue reading Off to the Police Station we go AGAIN.
When I am preparing for these trips I gather a grab bag of projects I hope to do but I never make an agenda. I know for sure the children need lots of crafts for me to bring them that they can share with their sponsors. But ministry projects aren’t exactly mine to decide even … Continue reading Rhonah
On Thursday morning Robert asked me if he had time for him to go get gas before we departed to visit jjajjas. I didn’t give it a second thought. I know the stations are near by and if he even indulged in a bath for the van it wouldn’t take long. “Sure.” What I failed … Continue reading I’m an International Mailman (lady)
Kira is snoring in the bed we are sharing. The activity and travel must have caught up with her to awaken the beast that roars within her. I’m entertained when Ugandans see her every three months. She grows so fast and improves not only her speech but also her behavior with each visit. She’s such … Continue reading This is what a little love can do.