Sunday, November 27, 2011

I Forgot to Say...

On the plane on the way to Africa, I met Immaculee Ilibagiza. She is a RW Genocide survivor who wrote the book "Left to Tell" as well as several other books. Now she speaks internationally about hope and forgiveness. She also helps fund the orphanage that Laina came from. It was so fun to meet her, give her a family picture of us, and tell her about Laina.

Day One

After some VERY long flights, I made it here! Went to church this morning, and as usual, I loved the worship time (if you've ever worshipped in Africa, you know what I mean). Then we went to the Nakumatt (grocery store), ate some pizza (my fellow Rwanda parents are laughing at this--more pizza in Africa!!), and headed home. Later, we went shopping at a place very similar to the market we went to in RW.

The girls that Kelsey and Kirby are fostering are so sweet. I'm looking forward to spending time with them. And tomorrow I will go with Kelsey to M1. (Check out the Sixty Feet website if you don't know what that is). Praying for chances to love on some sweet children in Jesus' name.

I'll try to upload some pictures soon. In the meantime, google "ugly birds Uganda" and see the wildlife I am rather fascinated by. :)

Also for my RW people, so far I have seen no fanta citron or fanta fiesta. Still looking though...

Friday, November 25, 2011


As I write this, I'm at the airport in DC about to hop on a flight to Brussels, destination: Uganda. It's unbelievable to me that I am about to head to Africa for the second time in a little over six months. (And that I'm leaving my kids--three this time--for the second time in six months. Sad.) This trip is only a week long. My sister Kelsey is interning with Sixty Feet for a year (she moved to UG in August), so I'm going to visit her, volunteer with Sixty Feet, etc. Mostly, I'm going because as we try to follow Jesus in this life, it's what He seems to be calling us to. I'll post updates as I can. Want to come along?