Saturday, May 31, 2014

5/31 update

Blog post by Jacinto Obrera


Hey everyone! Today, like all the days so far, has been truly amazing.


During the first part of the day we brought the bounty of books we’ve been collecting to the school to the school; I’ve never seen children so excited for books in my life! During this work we got to meet some of the students and shared some laughs and smiles.


Later on in the day we prepared for teaching next week. We split into pairs and made lesson plans for the different levels (kinda like we have grades here). Emma and I will be working with P5 and 6 which is about the same as 5th and 6th grades. During this time we also prepared for a three Vacation Bible School units (lots of corny songs and dancing) which I look forward to even if I’m bad at singing and dancing.



Towards the end of prep time Jeffrey shared an interesting moment with a goat that he named “Steve”. We heard the sound that the goat made (it’s not baaah is it?) and saw the goat walk into our hotel and follow Jeffrey around. Steve had pulled his leash tree from where it was tied and took a liking to Jeff. Unfortunately Steve had to go home.


At the end of the day as we prepared to go eat together a thunder storm broke out, throwing around lashes of rain and lighting up the overcast land.. Nothing seems predictable here in Uganda, but everything is undeniably beautiful.


Tomorrow holds just as much unpredictability as today did and that is amazing.


Peace Out

- J

Friday, May 30, 2014

5-30 update

Blog post by Michelle Lu

We have arrived at Kumi at 2AM the ride was very bumpy, in spite of that everyone made it here safe and sound. We started off with breakfast and morning devotion lead by Uncle Steve. Some of us relaxed at the hotel and some of us took a walk to the school (KCVS). After, we went to a burial service of Churchill's father and then traveled back to the hotel. We went back to the hotel and some got some rest and some got to try the mango's that Silver purchased. It was delicious! Then we got a surprise visit from Reverend Simon Peter, who preached at the burial service. He shared some words and we all enjoyed dinner with him, his wife, and the bishop. It was an amazing and wonderful dinner, the food at the hotel is also delicious. We ended the day off with a debrief led by Aeri, and everyone is back in their rooms, getting ready to sleep and prepared to work tomorrow.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

5-29 update

Blog post by Steve Chan

We had a very eventful day in Uganda. We started with 3 vans and ended up with only one. But to the credit of our host; they never panic; they just kept stuffing more luggage and people into the last working van. We also had Chinese food in Uganda; which was quite good. We all became closer not by choice, but by circumstances. Some of us showered; others did not; so we were blessed with the rich aroma of human living. Maybe God intended us to appreciate each other more and try to comprehend a culture that the unexpected is to be expected.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5-28 update

Hello everyone! We have just arrived in Uganda and are preparing to end the night. Tomorrow we have a full day so keep us all in prayers :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

5-27 update

So far, the team has made it to the airport, gotten everything checked in and gone through security. Now the team is currently waiting to board the plane while eating lunch. Keep in prayer for the team! Thank you everyone!