Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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Sunday, June 17, 2012
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Friday, June 15, 2012
Today we drove 2 hrs. to Jinja, the source of the Nile River, and home to many (many!) different orphanages.
One we visited was a home to 19 special needs children. To say I was flabbergasted at the young women who serve there daily is an understatement. I didn't take pictures..... Just focused on loving the one in front of me. But I was truly, truly blessed. One of the children I met there was the same child I met last year in the Remand Center. I remember last year, he was skinny.....drooling....really close to death's door. Today, as a result of being in a loving orphanage that knows how to meet his special needs, he is thriving!! Smiling ear-to-ear and at least 20 lbs. heavier! It was a blessing to see him again.
We also visited Redeemer's House. It was a breath of fresh air! The pictures below speak volumes because in them you see happy, smiling children who, yes, are orphans but are loved well. A model for any home. The kids have neat, orderly rooms.....help cook & clean.... And one little guy took to Boog like a kid to candy.
Tomorrow, we head back to Kampala to start our work week again with 60 Feet. This trip to Jinja was a nice break!
Posted by Flo and Grace at 12:07 PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I asked Sophie the other night if she was ready to go back to our home in Texas. "No...." she replied. "Well....do you miss Mimi & Papaw?" I asked. She smiled and said, "YES!....but can they come here?"
A perfect example of this was our time at Mama Catherine's house this past Sunday. We worshiped at their church (Boog & Lucas were even able to impromptu preach at a service to field workers!), and while Mama was cookin' up this monstrous feast, we waited. In Africa, that's just part of it. You wait. Alot. You wait to eat. You wait to leave. You wait to go. You wait in traffic. It's just part of life here. Nothing is rushed. Anyway, during the wait, my kids got busy.....seriously. Sophie had NO problem playing with her new friends. And Grace had a great time eating mangoes and pomegranates that had fallen from the tree.
Posted by Flo and Grace at 10:03 AM
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Today is (the date)
No lined paper and their sentences were so straight! (Teachers in America, you know how hard this is...) and these kids were 5, 6, and 7! Amazing.
This post would be a loss without mentioning our saving grace and house mates, the Jobes. This whole situation would be umpteen times more terrifying if their wisdom and experience weren't being given in mighty doses. Thank you, Lucas and Colleen! You are a mighty team!
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
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