Hospices Tororo and Jinja – the Hard Things

Hospices Tororo and Jinja – the Hard Things
I've been working with Hospice Jinja for almost as long as I've been going to Uganda; I connected with them on my second visit, nearly 6 years ago. When Rinty opened up Hospice Tororo a few years ago, I started visiting there, too. In that time, I've seen some hard things. Things you just don't see -- honestly, things that really don't even happen -- in the US. Through it all, the folks of both hospices have kept their compassion, their love, their dedicat...

Talking About Hospice

Talking About Hospice
One of my favorite groups of people in the world are the staff at Hospice Jinja and Hospice Tororo. Hospice anywhere is a tough gig -- my mom always says anybody can do it, but I beg to disagree. Dealing with the dying, comforting them, encouraging their families... It's very challenging. But the people who do it are truly some amazing folks. Tonight I'm the keynote speaker at the annual fundraiser for Sovereign Wings of Hope in Houston, Texas. I ca...

Making lots of progress!

Now that the Youth Camp is firmly in the hands of my program director, I turned my sites to the Uganda trip. I began to panic a little bit, because Zeke leaves on August 21, and that is really not that far away! I've made an appointment with the travel nurse for both of us to get our typhoid updated (every 2 years...yay) and get our malaria prescriptions. That's going to cost a pretty penny for Zeke's long trip, but it can't be helped. We've seen many peop...