Monday, September 12, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Three of our days were spent serving along an AMAZING ministry called Sixty Feet. Sixty Feet serves in several children's prisons in Uganda. Yes, you read that correctly. Prisons just for children. Sixty Feet works to improve the conditions in the prisons by specifically providing water, food, and medical care.
I had a pretty good feeling prior to Africa that our time with Sixty Feet would wreck me. I had no idea...
We visited 3 different prisons. Because of the sensitive relationship Sixty Feet has with the facilities and the government, the real names of these prisons cannot be used here.
The first prison we visited is known as M1. Kids arrive at M1, and the other prisons, for several different reasons. They could be orphans that have no where else to go. Their parents can drop them off for being "too stubborn." They may have committed a crime. Some may be in prison for something as serious as rape or murder, but we also learned that one boy is in prison because he ran over a chicken with his bicycle!
When our bus pulled up to the M1 facility we were instantly swarmed by kids. We assumed they were kids from the prison, but Moses, the in-country director of Sixty Feet, told us they were all Karamajong kids. The Karamajong tribe is considered the outcasts of Uganda. These children are sent by their parents to beg on the streets. The government then rounds these children up and dumps them at places like M1. These are not orphans! These are children being taken away like dogs to the pound.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
The wait is over! Tomorrow begins my journey to Uganda. I am so overwhelmed with emotions. I am excited for God to wreck me. I want to be broken. I know the coming days will be a whirlwind. I am sorry I haven't been very good about blogging lately. God has been teaching me more about waiting and resting in Him, something I am not always very good at.
Please be in prayer for my team over the next 13 days. I've copied our itinerary below so you can follow along with our trip. I'll try my best to update as I can. We're trusting God to open some crazy doors for us in Uganda. We are going to LOVE and love BIG! Thank you for all of the support. It is an understatement to say that I appreciate you. I would not be able to do this if you had not played your part in God's plan. Thank you!!
Tuesday May 31st, Day 1
Fly out of Atlanta for Dulles at 5:55 pm. Spend the night in Washington D.C.
Wednesday June 1st, Day 2
Meet at 6:30 a.m. for breakfast and depart for the airport. Entire team will fly out of the Dulles airport on Ethiopian airlines at 11:00 AM for Uganda.
Thursday June 2nd, Day 3
Arrive in Entebbe at 12:45 PM. Head to the Adonai hotel and check in. Exchange money, use internet. Rest some, devotions, dinner with the team.
Friday June 3rd, Day 4
Minister to children and teach VBS at children's prison #1.
Saturday June 4th, Day 5
Sunday June 5th, Day 6
Walk to Amazima to work with the Karamajong children through Katie Davisʼ ministry. Walk back to Canaanʼs to minister to the children and have dinner.
Monday June 6th, Day 7
Spend the morning with the children at Canaanʼs and have lunch. Drive to Iganga with Pastor Isaac & minister to children through their feeding program & Bible clubs. Drive into town to visit the Source Cafe for coffee & internet and shopping.
Tuesday June 7th, Day 8
Breakfast at Canaanʼs Children Home. Spend the morning and afternoon with the children. Drive to Amani Baby Cottage to spend time with the babies from 4-6 PM, feed them dinner and put them to bed around 7 PM (get to rock some babies!!).
Wednesday June 8th, Day 9
Breakfast at Canaanʼs and say goodbye to the children. Depart for The Haven resort. Lunch with team & enjoy a day of relaxation & rejuvenation (horseback riding, fishing on the Nile...)
Thursday June 9th, Day 10
Depart by 9 am and drive 3 hours to Kampala. Spend the day with Pastor Samuel & the children of Return Ministries.
Friday June 10th, Day 11
Spend the day with Rebecca and the children at My Fatherʼs House and Royal Hope Academy. Dinner at Adonai, relax and team re-cap about the trip.
Saturday June 11th, Day 12
Depart at 11 AM for Entebbe. Arrive at the airport for check-in by 2 PM. Flight leaves at 5:15 PM for the States.
Sunday June 12th, Day 13
Arrive home in the States!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Board games, puzzles, cards
Dance Costumes for school choir
HP 6310 Ink Cartridges
Infant and Children Advil
Infant and Children Allegra
Infant and Children Tylenol
Instrument set for school music
Jerseys for netball, volleyball, soccer
Kids DVDs (Disney, Bible stories)
Large World Map
Malamine Plates and Cups
Megaphone or some type of amplifier.
Night dresses (pajamas)
Pens: blue, black, red
Plates, cups, and cutlery
Rulers and Yard Sticks
Scissors: small and several big ones
Shower Curtain Hooks
Storage Containers (like Rubbermaid)
T-shirts and shorts uniform for children’s sportswear
White Printer Paper
Youth Discipleship Study Guides
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
"Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday." -Psalm 37:4-6
What? HUGE Yard Sale!!
When? This Saturday, April 1st beginning at 7:30 am
Where? Manly Street......Dalton, GA
Why? To raise funds for Uganda!!
I know God is going to provide in a HUGE way this Saturday! Thank you to all who have donated items already. If you still have anything you would like to donate, I would love to come pick it up. You can comment below if you have anything.
Now, I am asking all of you who read this to join me in prayer this week. Pray that God shows up in a big way Saturday. Help me pray that He would send people in droves and that we would have NOTHING left at the end of the day. Most importantly, help me pray that God would use me, and the rest of the awesome people helping out Saturday, for His glory. I am praying that God would "open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ" (Colossians 4:3). Because, yes, I am having this yard sale to help me get to Uganda, but I am not going to Uganda for me. I am not going to Uganda for the orphan. I am not going to Uganda for the broken. I am going to Uganda for God.
given me the responsibility blessed me with the opportunity to be His hands and feet. To make His love known world-wide. So when He places before me an opportunity to love, I will follow Him whether it be in Georgia, Tennessee, Nicaragua, Africa, or Antarctica. So really, Saturday is simply another opportunity to love, any funds raised are just a bonus.