Taking tea in Jinja

I love Jinja. If I lived in Uganda, this is where I'd live. It's on the Nile, so water isn't the problem it is in Kampala, and it's smaller, cleaner, has decent roads, plus there's a lot to do here since it's becoming an adventure tourism destination. Here are some pics from other visits, just so you can see how lovely it is around here. The drive here was crazy - approximately 100 km took 3 1/2 hours. Traffic... nuts. But I got fish and chips at ...

Adding in a side trip!

In 2012, Hospice Jinja split off some staff and started Hospice Tororo, about 100 miles from Jinja. Just like Hospice Jinja did in the beginning, Tororo is struggling for funds. At the moment, Ten Eighteen doesn't have any extra to divert to Tororo (unless you'd like to help?), but I was invited by Rinty (who used to be in Jinja) to come and visit them later this month. After some calculating and studying my schedule, I'm going to be able to go! On the ...

My February trip is right around the corner!

I'm leaving in 5 weeks! I can't believe it. Since we only went to Uganda once in 2012, it has been so LONG since I've been there (we went in May) and I'm so anxious and grateful to get be getting back. So what's on the agenda this trip? It's going to be a whirlwind! Since I'm going by myself for the first time, I shortened the trip by a week, giving me 2 weeks on the ground. That's not a lot of time, especially when getting around takes so much time. I'm o

Wonderful evening sharing about Hospice Jinja

In September, I was invited by Daniel Situka, the founder of Hospice Jinja and of the ministry Sovereign Wings of Hope, to speak at their annual fundraiser. I wasn't the keynote speaker, but I was asked to give my testimony about how I got involved with Hospice Jinja, what Ten Eighteen does there, and how God has worked. I was really honored to be asked to speak, and to share God's heart for Uganda, and what He's doing there. So last night I flew to Hou...

Hospice, our wonderful friends!

Unfortunately, I didn't get pics today except one. The adults don't love having their picture taken, and it seems... wrong, somehow, to take them of the dying. James picked us up at Surjio's Pizzarie and Guest House (great!) and we got a wonderful warm welcome at hospice. We had the morning meeting and talked through the day, learning we would visit one patient on the way to a community day care way out in the village. After a quick cup of tea and some ca...

On to Jinja…and Bukaleba

Ryan got in from the States on Wednesday night, and the three of us left and headed for Jinja on Thursday morning. No time for jetlag here! We had a couple of quiet personal days - including white water rafting on the Nile, which was fabulous! - and then headed out to Bukaleba to one of our favorite places ever, the Arise Africa babies home, and our primary school! We were so excited that we were actually spending the night out there, able to really enjoy ...