Monday, July 30, 2012

Last full day

Internet has been down but today we are shopping in Jinja so we have it. Picture our whole team on their iPhones accessing wifi. We have had an amazing time lovin on the kids here. And this morning we got to hear the directors testimony. God is so good! We have had a great trip. Hard to believe tomorrow we head to the airport. The team goes home and I go to Ethiopia to see my sweet boy. I am soooo excited to see him. It's been a year!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Update

We split the team today. Half of us wen with me and half went with Elisa and we flip-flopped visits to two of the children's homes. It was a great day loving on precious kids and babies. An emotional day for the team though. But we ended the day with a very warm welcome from the kids where we are staying. Those of us who have been before have specific kids that came to find out and remembered us. Amazing with all the teams that have come - they still remember specific people.

Tomorrow we are making a feast here. Like a big family reunion! And then Sunday we get to do church here as well. Monday we do some shopping and spend the rest of the day here before heading to the airport on Tuesday.

Hard to believe we only have a few days left. This team is now like family and we have shared experiences no one else has experienced with us. One of the hardest parts is parting ways with family in Uganda and on our team once the trip is over.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Update from Uganda

Had a great 2 days in Palissa. We got to serve a big feast yesterday to the kids and staff. It was fun and tiring. We stopped at the school on our way out today. It was a long drive to Jinja today with our luggage van breaking down but it didn't take long to get fixed and we made it to our destination. While we were waitin in our big bus, we stopped off at a little place that had a restroom and sodas. Lots of kids flocked to us to check out the Mzungu's. One kid had a nasty open sore on his foot. Lauren got out her first aid kit and cleaned it, put ointment on it and bandaged it up for him. I hope it heals up. It looked really painful.

We split the team into two groups and visit two orphanages tomorrow and then spend the rest of the time at a children's home in Jinja. I am so excited to go back there!

The kids here in Uganda are so precious and joyful. They teach us so much more than we could ever teach them. I'm so glad to have been able to come back.

Our team is fun - now that we are getting to know each other more, everyone is coming out of their shells and we are laughing a lot. It's been a great trip so far. Can't wait for all o them to experience Jinja. Love it there so much!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ministry in Palissa

The team does not have internet right now. Here is an update from Autumn:
"We spent the whole day with the kids in Palissa. Out team went shopping for food and prepared a big meal for all the kids and staff. We have a whole new appreciation for how much work it is to cook here. It was such a great day. We are sad to leave tomorrow but we have more amazing kids to see before the trip is over."

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Adoption update

Praise the Lord - my little guy got moved to my adoption agencies care center last Friday. I found out an hour before I left for my trip to Uganda. A year of waiting for this very news - it was surreal. Please pray I'll find out today that I have a court date before courts close August 15 and while I'm in Ethiopia. I'm specifically praying it'll be August 1st. Will update as soon as I hear!

Day 3 Uganda

We are at the Source Cafe in Jinja right now so I finally have Internet. So thankful for Merrill posting updates for me when we don't have it! Today is a long bus travel day but we get to stay at our next destination for several days and then we get to go to a children's home here. Can't wait to go! We have a great team. And thankfully the 3 people who got stuck in the states due to missed connections are now with us too. Huge praise there and when Elisa went to get them at the airport and all our missing bags were found. Yay. Keep praying for health, safety and amazing ministry time. We are excited to see what God is gonna do on this trip!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 3 Update

From Autumn:
"First full day of ministry- our team was blessed by spending the day at Royal Hope Academy. Rebecca who runs it is very sick though and wasn't able to see us. Please pray for healing for her. The 3 team members who had to come a day later due to flight cancellations in the states- they made it and are now with the team. We are all safe and doing well. We are loving our time here."

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Uganda update!

Here is an update from Autumn:
"We made it to Uganda! We are very tired and missing a handful of bags but we are all safe."