Sunday, February 16, 2014

Scenes from Light and Life Free Methodist Church in Jinja, Uganda (Trip 2014)

I travelled to Uganda on Feb. 10-24, 2014.  My last trip was in 2012. I had a wonderful time reconnecting with the Jinja bead makers and working at the Light and Life Free Methodist Church.  I travelled with a team from Janesville, Wisconsin, led by Joy Ngobi, founder of Hope Institute of Uganda.

Joy Ngobi oversaw the disbursement of 2 containers of medical equipment donated by 3 hospitals in Wisconsin. I worked with the bead makers helping with product development and design, as well as sharing spiritual encouragement and Bible teaching at the church.

I also went to Kenya for a few days to visit with the Free Methodist Bishop and his wife, Neddy, and met the widows that make the bone jewelry I have been selling. 

             Pastors Manasseh and Rose              Mama Pascalia with Rebecca and Peace

The kids who sang for me. 

The bead makers

Fun time at the well

The parsonage behind the church

Deo proudly shows newly built library shelves

Working with the beaders

They taught me how to make an ornament.

Linda with the kids

Aaron with the kids

Me and Peace

Me and Mercy 2014

      Me with Mercy and her brother 2014                                Mama Esther, bead maker and caretaker

 Me with Mercy in 2012

                                                                         Me with Mercy in 2011-my first trip to Jinja, Uganda

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Arrived in Uganda

Arrived safely. Smooth flights. :) going to bed now. It's after midnight here in Uganda.

Monday, February 10, 2014

On my way to Chicago, then Uganda.

Bags packed. Checked in. On my way. 
The worst part is over. The Packing! Now I can rest and enjoy the journey. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Some things I look forward to:

Looking foward to:
Seeing the mother's and children again.

   seeing the wildlife          

and walking the red earth of Uganda

      Enjoying the beauty of Lake Victoria and the interesting fruits foriegn to Westerners (Jack Friut)

Visiting the leprosy dorm at Baluba hospital.

Speaking at the Jinja Light and Life Church again.


Container 1 packed on Dec. 7, 2013

The first container of medical supplies and equipent to go to Uganda was filled to the max! This picture of Gideon Ngobi personifies the joy felt by all when it was done on Dec. 7, 2013 (taken in Janesville, WI)