It’s Give Back Tuesday!

Meet Julius, in the pink pants. He lives with his grandfather (not shown). Julius is HIV+. When he gets sick, he has to walk to the hospital in Tororo. The hospital is at least 10 miles away. His family doesn't have the money for transport, and his grandfather is old. Hospice Tororo staff found him in the hospital and have added him to their roster so they can help him. We visited him in October, and the psycho-social staff gave him a photograph of ...

Eastward Adventure Part 1: Hospice, Babies Home, and a New Co-Op

I spent all of last week to the east (and somewhat north) of Kampala, visiting Jinja, Tororo and then a small village called Mawanga, on the border of the Bugiri and Iganga districts. It was a long, busy week, marked by power and internet and even plumbing deficits, but I was exactly where God wanted me, and that's a wonderful thing! JINJA The first and longest stop was in Jinja, and large town on the Nile. It is our oldest "partner" after Kampala,

The End of a Long, Productive Week in Uganda

First and foremost, my biggest prayer was answered: We hired a supervisor for the Ndoto Project! His name is James Jemba, he is a certified tailor and teacher in the country, and has taught sewing and shoe making since 1991. I interviewed him yesterday (after a fairly disastrous interview with a lady the day before), and he brought his papers today. Everything checked out, and he came this afternoon to get started. Peace also got her first Masai necklace ...

Internet! And a pool!

Suzanne and I are at Emin Pasha, a lovely hotel we've spent a good bit of time enjoying over the years. We're doing a "spa day" which bascially means we paid 60,000 shillings for lunch, a pedicure, and the ability to use the hotel and pool all day. Plus power for charging things and the internet! Not too bad! Here's where we're sitting: The last few days were challenging and very exhausting. I'll start with Monday. MONDAY We left for Bukaleba at 10:30...

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 ...