Londa

Londa.  It is a word we can’t avoid lately. You can’t either.  It’s meaning? Vote.  We are closing out election season here just as it is kicking into high gear in America. I wanted to share with you some photos of our past month of elections.  Some things are the same in both places: advertising,…

23,379 Words

Happy New Year! If a picture really is worth a thousand words, then this blog is word-rich. In fact, it makes this blog worth 23,379 words. (Thankfully, you don’t actually have to read them all.) December was really busy for us, but also really fun.  Check-out all of our photos! Hope you enjoyed our photos…

An Interview With My Hero

He loves people far better than I do, he gives out of all that he has, he is brilliant, hardworking, patient, grateful, God-fearing, considerate, honest, and embarrassed that I am posting this! If this is too sappy for you, I don’t care. Does he have any faults? Of course he does, but the plank is…

Simple Things

Sometimes things get busy and complicated. Emotions run wild, feelings get hurt, we forget important events, run ragged from place to place, we are drained, and have no time to just “be”. Those times are what make simple things so wonderful. Wonderfully, simple. I had the pleasure of hostessing the first Lulwanda Women’s Retreat  It…

Words Be Few.

Time is short and words are few these days because WE ARE SO, SO BUSY! We are coming to the last couple of weeks in our busiest time of the year.  Too many weeks have passed since I last updated the blog and there is no way to fully recap all that has transpired, so…

Broken

“How did she break?” That is the question that I was asked at the hospital and that is the question I continue to get asked everywhere we go. (If you think walking around Uganda with a small muzungu is attention grabbing, try taking a small, broken muzungu.) Lilly is adjusting to life with one leg…

Lesson Learned

They’re here, they’re here! The 12 new children are here at Lulwanda. Each one is special and have quickly found their way into our hearts. Christopher, Godfrey, Ian, Kevin, Milton, James, Gift, Grace, Betty, Pricilla, Mary, Emma Every staff member and child at Lulwanda has pitched in to help settle these children into their new…

Oh, Well!

Well, that is a deep subject. Seven feet by seven feet, to be exact. Thanks to generous donations designated to expanding and improving the Lulwanda farm, the first project is coming to completion – the well. John, Jackson, Farmer James, Sam and several shirtless helpers all worked tirelessly to accomplish this task. Located on the…

Well Be Back!

2 Continents, 5 airplanes, 10 beds and over 16,000 miles later we are back in Uganda from our 6-week visit to America. We are back here where it is the hot and dusty season, where electricity is our finicky friend, and where we are a spectacle wherever we go. But we wouldn’t have it any…

A Christmas Diddy

On the 12th day of Christmas, Uganda gave to me: More than 12 chickens 11 potholes to be dodging 10 cows a-passing 9 village friends 8 vegetable samosas 7 party guests a-eatin’ 6 circumcision parades 5 piles of protest trash (photo courtesy of D. Bates) 4 bean pickers 3 top class graduates 2 bunches of…