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 2011-my first trip to Jinja, Uganda