Visiting the orphanage

March 10, 2014

Whew! What a day! When I think of emotional roller coasters I will forever think of this day. The team travelled to two places today. The first place we stopped was heart breaking. Kids who have essentially been abandoned or sent to the city to beg on the street are brought into this facility where

Lwantama School

March 9, 2014

Pastors Christopher and Grace of the Lwantama church have built a school for the community. It is still a work in progress. There are currently 350 students in grades Primary 1 through Primary 5 with 11 teachers. Christopher showed us around the campus. A new building for grades 5-7 is currently under construction. Due to

Yesu Akwagala

March 9, 2014

Yesu Akwagala is a phrase in Lugandan (the name of the primary language here) meaning: Jesus Loves you. Today I went was honored to speak at the Lwantama Evangelical Pentecostal Church near Cachity (I am sure that is spelled wrong, but it sounds correct!). Katie, Yelena, and Caroline went with me. Katie also spoke while

Feed Me, Clothe Me

March 8, 2014

  I am laying here in bed at 5 am (6 pm Seattle time) mulling over the happenings of yesterday. Yesterday was our first physical interaction with any of the kids. They were irresistible and not touching them was not an option. The very idea of touching these children used to terrify me. The general

National Women’s Day in Uganda

March 8, 2014

Today was National Women’s Day in Uganda. It is similar to an expanded Mother’s Day in the U.S.A. The team went to a nearby church where a dinner was setup for the women. Unlike in the United States men are always invited to women’s events. It was great to celebrate together. We will be putting