Transition

Sunday night we left Providence House and all our new friends for the YWAM base to join the youth group.  We spent the morning at church with Taylor, Jake, their family, and the Minnesota team. The church service was awesome. Ugandans are so energetic with their worship and just their enthusiasm for Christ. After the service, we went to lunch with everyone and then hung out before basketball. Basketball is not big here. This may be one of the only places where you hear complaints if a team is all mzungus (because Americans are so much better).  The drive to…

The Ugandan PeopleĀ 

Eager to serve and always smiling, the Ugandan people are so friendly! Whether you’re walking down Main Street, driving on the back of a boda-boda, loving on kids in the village, or talking to the watchmen, everyone here is so friendly and servant hearted! It’s very different from Kenya. In Kenya many are just out for themselves and rude but here everyone is willing to help and longing to serve. I love that. It’s like everyone you meet has a piece of Jesus in them! Muslim is a big religion here. We visited a village which is primarily Muslim. There’s…

Finally backĀ 

After 2 years, I’ve finally arrived back in Africa. This time I’m with my entire family and we are in Uganda. We arrived in entebbe around noon and then made the long trek to Jinja. We arrived at the providence house, where we are staying around 4:30.  Upon arrival, we settled in and then walked to Main Street for dinner. We couldn’t find the place we planned to eat at, so we flagged down to boda bodas and drove to a different restaurant. Boda boda rides are definitely  my favorite form of travel! Jake and Taylor Radovich and their two…

Abu Dhabi for a Day

Today we landed in Abu Dhabi, UAE! We have an overnight layover so we planned to get settled and then go out and see the city. After checking in, dad and I went to work out. As I played worship music out loud in the hotel “gymnasium”. I couldn’t help but think about the Middle East and the battle between Islam and Christianity. Here in Abu Dhabi, it’s the month of Ramadan. You cannot eat or drink in public until sundown. It’s so interesting to be in a middle eastern country during this time.  Laying on the yoga mat doing…

Reunited with the Red Dirt Roads

In just 2 days, I’ll head out to Uganda. I’ve been anticipating this day since I left Kenya/Uganda 2 years ago. Missions changes you. It shapes you. I left a large piece of my heart with the people, red dirt, and slow paced life of the Kenyans. I cannot wait to join my sister and mom (along with my dad) and introduce them to the beautiful and painful realities of Uganda. This missions trip is especially exciting because 7 years ago, the Lord placed a call on my sister’s heart for Uganda. Today for the first time, she’s stepping foot…