I believe I have fallen...

in love. No not with a person, but with a country. The country of Uganda to be exact!
We made it to Uganda around 12:30 p.m. local time (seven hours ahead of EST). We were tired from our travels but thrilled to have made it to Uganda. One of the missionarie couples called the Eldeens greeted us at the airport and took us to our hotel. After a shower and fresh clothes we headed out to the mall. I was picturing something similar to the shops we had seen as driving to the hotel.... rows of mud buildings with a variety of things to offer. I was quite taken back when we arrived at a mall that looked like something you might find in the USA. A three story building with several stores, a parking garage, and etc. After exchanging our currency we were ready to go shopping. We started in the grocery store as a team, divided the list, and conquered it within a very short period of time. Our next stop was a craft store where we bought a few souveniers, and then we headed out to dinner.
After a good night's sleep we were on our way to our final destination, Karamoja. The roads were tar covered for most of the way (5 out of the 7 hours of travel). We saw beautiful sights such as a rain forest, multiple villiages, markets, mountains, waterfalls and much more!! The little children along the roadside would see us, jump up and down, wave and yell Mzungu (white person). We arrived at the mission around 4 p.m. It was so exciting to have arrived "home."
The all girls are sharing one room together in one of the main houses, and the boys are staying in mud-brick bundas (?) outside.
It is now time to let the rest of my team use the internet.
Until next time... :)

Praise God for safe travels, and for holding off the rain so the roads were much easier to navigate! On our way, over half of us were able to go out and hike around Paris. That was a wonderful experience, I will have to share that with you some other day :)

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Well... departure is just around the corner. I am leaving tomorrow at 12:15 from Indy to fly to D.C. to meet up with the rest of my team. We will hang out Monday and Tuesday, and then head to the airport Tuesday evening to begin our adventures! We will travel for 30+ hours and then finally arrive in Uganda. We will spend the night in the capital city, and then head for our final destination. Please pray that we would have safety in traveling. Pray also that the roads in Uganda would be passable. The roads to the mission compound are dirt, and the rainy season has started.
I am praising God for abundantly and graciously providing all the funds for our trip. Your generous gifts have made it possible for me to have this amazing opportunity, and I cannot thank you enough. Seeing the Lord answer prayer by providing for all of my needs from finances to luggage has been so encouraging and humbling. I am very excited to see how He will continue to glorify Himself through our trip.
We hope to have internet access while we are there, but it is still uncertain. I am hoping to be able to keep you all updated either here or through email. If for some reason the internet access does not work out, I am sure I will have plenty of stories to tell when we return on July 16th.

About Me

My name is Jenny. I am a sinner that has been redeemed by the blood of Christ, and I want to share the grace and love He has shown me with others. I am a nurse living and working in Uganda, and I am praying that God would make Matthew 5:16 true of my life.
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."
Enjoy snippets from my journey as I step out in faith day after day.