Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beautiful Uganda

I am the worst blogger in the world I think. Why is it so hard to consistently post something and when I do why is it like 50,000 words? I don't know!! I am making a promise to my 7 faithful followers that I will do a better job.

So anyway, I wanted to first post some pictures from my time in Uganda then finally post some of my thoughts from the trip. I'm still processing everything I saw and experienced and just need a few more days.Yes, that's goat on a stick and they came right up to the window of the van...didn't even have to get it out. It was actually really good!

And this was dinner each night. We bought them live during our 8 hour trip from the capital to where we were staying in the north. We put them in the back of the van with all of our luggage and they made the long trip with us. HILARIOUS!!!

I could go on and on about all of the sweet kids. This was just along the side of the road.

Very common homes. We would see small clusters of these everywhere.

These monkeys are crazy! We were just about to cross the Nile and there were monkeys everywhere!
Lots of foot washing took place.

This is Jacob and Esau, they're twins and they're orphans...wish I could have brought them home with me.

I don't know her name, but she was a sweetheart!

More foot washing!

This is Patrick and his grandfather. Both of his parents died of AIDS and now his elderly grandfather takes care of him.

So many bare feet.

Absolutely loved these women! They were so excited that we had come to play with their children.Check out the shorts.
This is Benjamin, the boy we're going to sponsor!! He's 18 years old and wants to be a doctor. His father recently died and he hasn't seen his mother in several years.There aren't even words. This was a common sight in m
any of the remote villages we visited.One of the patient rooms at a hospital we visited.

Dried fish in the Nebbi market.

Men making sandals out of old tires.
This is how the women carry their babies. It's genius if you ask me!
Another baby with not enough to eat.
The crew after our team left.
At Pastor Simon's house with his family. More to come on him later!
Washing Pastor Simon's feet.
I couldn't think of a better way to end the trip than spending time with the kids at Greenhouse Orphanage. When we walked in, together in unison they all said, "you are most welcome our vistas"...LOVE IT!!


  1. you are not in that boat alone processing and blogging about this trip is very slow. thanks for sharing my friend. I just posted all my pics on facebook today so you need to start an account (hint hint) or tell Scott to friend me so you can see them. much love you...miss you!

  2. I'm so proud of you! Can't wait to see more pics and hear more stories! love you, m

  3. This post is awesome! I love the pictures and short stories...and can't wait to hear more. We still want to have you and Scott over for dinner soon!! :)

  4. I love that picture!! How hard was it to leave that darling baby??

  5. It was really hard, she totally would have fit in my backpack!! This was at Pastor Simon's church, the Pastor that I've been talking with for the last year or so but had never met. I got an email from him the other day that all of the church members have been asking when we're coming back. He also is the one that has the women in his church that make the magazine bead necklaces. We're trying to figure out a way to set up a small business with them so that we can purchase beads from them and then sell them here.

  6. I couldn't resist writing on your blog after coming across it on Wendy's blog "Headed Home". I was fascinated that you had met the McKissicks and follow her blog. Small world isn't it? The McKissicks are dear friends of ours. We went to the same residency and our two oldest celebrated their birthdays together. Anyway, I thought it was a fun connection. I am still learning about blogs so I don't have a contact myself but just thought I'd meet a new face.
    -Mindy Hess