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Sep 8, 2015 - last work day and sorrow

Today was our last day to work and we went to the Seminary. Dr Mercy and Dr. Grace joined us. Dr. Mercy and Anne from Hope Smiles were there. They are establishing dental clinics in Uganda so they would see patients in their clinic so it was more of a screening clinic altho we did pull a few teeth, Dr Mercy is 23, like Taylor and I just feel such love for her. I love Dr Grace too. This country is dusty and dirty and difficult, but the people are great. They are kind and generous and hard working. Dr. Grace travels far from Kampala to work...

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Sep 7, 2015 - Yesterday, Acacia church

So, it is our last day and we are off to the Seminary. Yesterday we went out to Acacia Church, the church where many international people go, including our missionaries, Misty and Anthony. Yesterday was the first day of school, so most big kids were in school. There were 3 10 year olds there and I asked them why they werent in school. It was bc they didnt have books. Free school, but you have to have books and a pencil. It turns out the books are just little notebooks, blank paper. So, Pam and I went to the local store to buy some. Once...

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Sep 5, 2015 - Awesome day

Sept 5; Today we visited a remote village called Ntunda. It was about 2 hours from Jinja. It was really in the middle of no where, surrounded by heavy vegetation. We went there bc the pastor there, Godfrey, is a star graduate of the seminary. What a day! We were greeted with such joy! The women wore their fancy Ugandan dresses. They all shook our hands and said welcome. We sat in the church for introductions. They were playing music and there was such excitement in the air. By the way we passed a dead snake and people in the road. It was...

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Sep 3, 2015 - Jinja

It seems like more are in bed than ready to work. Sick. Our 6 hour trip to Jinjathe took almost 11. I never thought there would be traffic jams in Africa. Our room is nice. We are beside Lake Victoria. Going to do dent work at r the Baptist Seminary. This group of students is leaving today for all parts of eastern Africa.

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Nov 20, 2014 - 12 November - Jinja, Uganda

Today we had another border crossing, this time into Uganda, country no 9 for us. Fairly straightforward, no problems. We are staying in a lovely campsite near a town called Jinja so we are going to just relax for a change. We had the place to ourselves for the first night and Tom (our tour leader/driver) organised a bar challenge which involved climbing up on the bar, through the rafters to the other side where there was a canoe stored upside down on the rafters, then climb into the canoe and down a shot - needless to say, we left this to...

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Jul 19, 2013 - Day 4 and Day 5

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July Friday So. . . Who knew? I'm an adrenaline junkie!! Bungee jumping from 44m into the river Nile was unbeatable! I dipped right into the water! For a spilt second when the instructor said 'go' I thought I was going to 'chicken out' but I jumped and loved every exhilarating second of it! Unfortunately there are one or two photos of me jumping and if your lucky I'll consider uploading them! We are currently staying in a beautiful place called Jinja and it is amazing! Our rooms have views over the Nile...

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Jul 19, 2013 - Day 4

Friday 19th July Day4 An amazing few days! We have experienced all different 'Ugandas' already! We have spent a few days at a local pool swimming in the beautiful pool which has been paradise! Finally everybody has arrived, there are 31 of us (more than I originally expected!) Everybody is cool and we had a very fun night out last night, in a local bar! We had unsuccessful dance and table football competitions with the locals! One Ugandan lady beat 4of the volunteers- all playing at the same time! Currently I am writing this blog sitting in...

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Jul 10, 2012 - Uganda Wrap Up

Monday was spent at the secondary school. There were pairs of people doing different classes with the students (art, music, and science - none of which are my fortes). I helped some with one of the lessons, but it was more for support than me actually teaching anything. The rest of the day was spent hanging out with the kids and then a talent show. There was a lot of dancing and singing from both some of our team members and the students. I was a spectator for all! We left just as a pretty decent thunderstorm was kicking up. There was great...

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Jul 6, 2012 - Walking the Line

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 It was Olympics day at Kiira Secondary School. Each year we have an Olympics day for the kids at one of the schools. Its always a great way to have fun and interact with the kids. This year I helped present the dehydration lesson before we got started, then we moved on to the events. I helped Kelly and Az with the 3-legged race. It's always fun to watch the kids figure this out and realize that they need to work together in order for it to work. A couple asked me to be their partner, that was a bad move on their...

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Jul 4, 2012 - Going to Prison on Independence Day

Happy 4th of July. If I was home right now I would most likely be getting ready to watch some fireworks, but instead I am having a relaxing night in Uganda - about to do an improve yoga class and then some celebrity charades. The last couple days have been pretty busy and I think the tiredness is catching up with everyone. Yesterday I felt like I hit a wall. No matter what I did I just could now stop yawning and I think my emotions were on edge too as my eyes seemed to well up at anything remotely sad, and even things that weren't!...

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Jul 2, 2012 - Honey Badger Don't Care

Sorry for the delay In updates the Internet has not been very cooperative over the last couple of days BUT I have been good about keeping up to date with the blog! Today was our first day back at Busoga Primary school this trip. The kids and teachers were excited to see us again. Myself, Katie, and Fletch helped teach a literacy lesson with Katelynn to levels P4 and P5 (essentially 4th and 5th grade). Being that there are few if any story books around we read a picture book about a lazy lion. The kids were very attentive to the story and...

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Jul 1, 2012 - Blessings for Sale

Today was an interesting and exhausting day! It started by going to church. As most of you know I am not the most religious person, but seeing how different cultures practice their traditions is always a great experience. The headmaster and his wife from the secondary school we worked at last year, and will be going again later on this week, had invited us to come to their church with them. Church in Uganda is not an in and out hour thing like we have back home, it goes until whomever is speaking is finished with their testimony(s). The...

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