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Aug 1, 2012 - A Long Good-bye

I have 2-1/2 more days left in Gulu and I have already started to say "good-bye" to people I have met. On Saturday morning I will head to Kampala for the weekend and on Monday morning begin my 2 day journey home. Although my head is telling me it is time to return to the States, my heart is telling me something quite different. I have absolutely loved my time in Uganda. I have learned many lessons, come to appreciate this most beautiful place and most importantly, have loved the relationships that have been built here. I said this in one of...

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Jul 18, 2012 - Here is to Life Graphs and Safari!

It is hard to believe that this week is my last week in a Ugandan classroom. I have had some great days teaching though! It had been intersting to witness the education system here in Uganda. It is VERY different then the education system in the United States. The biggest difference is that the students here have physics and biology as a core subject (in addition to math, science, language arts and history). The second biggest difference is that in EACH and EVERY class, the teacher gets up in front of the class and lectures for 80 minutes,...

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Jul 2, 2012 - I am Shaking My Dudi

You all know that before I ever laid eyes on the faces of the children in Uganda, that I already thought they were beautiful! Yesterday I spent time at St. Jude's orphanage and found MANY beautiful faces. The kids came up to us smiling, ready to play and be loved. After getting a tour of this place these young ones call "home," I sat down and gave the Ugandan motion to a little guy named Jimmy, to "come to me"(I will have to show you all this hand motion when I see you next). So Jimmy crawled into my lap, stuck his thumb in his mouth and...

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Feb 22, 2007 - Northern Uganda...Gulu

Hello everyone! Greetings from Uganda... Some of these pictures are from our time in Northern Uganda where we spent 4 days last week. Many of you have probably heard of the Invisible Children and the Lord's Resistance Army. We spent two days in the refugee camps surrounding the city of Gulu... It was hard to see the poverty and living conditions that these people endure on a daily basis. We were able to buy a little more than 1500 lbs. of beans to give away in those two different refugee camps. Hopefully the pictures tell a bit of the story...

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Jun 15, 2006 - We are in Gulu

Hey everyone, We arein Gulu! My laptap is toast - at least until I get back to the states. Therefore, don't count on pics for a while. Sorry. I have some great ones. The 4 hour ride from Kampala to Gulu was more intense than any ride you will ever be on. And it lasted 4 hours!!! I am in a Internet Cafe so I will need to make this breif. We have had so many encouraging meetings. We are running really hard but all have a lot of energy. We have seen so much I don't know where to start. We are going to an IDP camp this afternoon. 30,000...

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