It's finally here! After four months of preparing for our trip we're finally leaving for Africa this afternoon. As you can see our bags are packed and our hearts are ready to love and learn from the people of Uganda.
Watermark sponsors. (Still keeping our fingers crossed that we'll be able to meet our kiddo, Moses!).
Fri: Leave Dallas, arrive in London
Sat: Leave for Entebbe, Stay in Kampala
Sun: Visit kids at the Rock Quarry in Kampala
Mon: Fly to Arua
Tues: Leadership Conference (Tim: Persevering Through Conflict, Em: Overview of the Bible)
Wed: Leadership Conference (Tim: Forgiveness, Em: Intro to Conflict & Conflict 2)
Thurs: Leadership Conference (Tim: Healing & Grieving, Em: HIV / AIDS)
Fri: Fly to Pader, visit the Trade School, leave for London
Sat: Arrive in Dallas
In addition to our small carry-on's we'll be checking twenty fifty pound bags filled with clothes, flashlights, teaching materials, and letters for our sponsored kiddos.
A friend recently reminded me that these kids look forward to letters from their adoptive families more than anything else, including the food, clothing, and education they receive. A great reminder that there are many things that can change a life, a letter being one of them.
Know that Tim and I will be eager to fill you in on our trip after we get back! In the meantime, three fist pumps and a leg shimmy for being some of the most supportive and encouraging readers we could ever ask for.
Over and out,
Tim & Em