You know you’re in Uganda when there’s a tree growing through your room! To be honest, by the time I got to the Kampala Forest Resort (one of my favorite places to stay anywhere!) at 1:30am, I didn’t pay the tree that much attention. It had been a VERY long, frustrating day of bad weather, flight delays, and the “new normal” of travel (which doesn’t have much to recommend it). But waking up to the tree, and coming out for COFFEE and breakfast and seeing Lake Victoria in the distance were worth it.
I’m not heading to the compound until 12:30, and it’ll be a fairly short day. But I have ALL THE GOODIES that I was able to bring from donations over the past 2 years:
- a tactical laptop
- iPad Mini
- iPhone 11 ProMax
- 2 suitcases full of baby clothes
- 1 suitcase full of women’s clothes
- 66 sets of reusable sanitary pads
- a full bin of disposable sanitary pads
- medical equipment from MDS
- books, toys, and games
In short, it’s going to be an *amazing* Christmas-in-May!
When my son and I were here last, Touch the Slum was working out of a cramped 2-room office in the slum.
Now we have a full compound, 12 resident girls, 60 students, 18 staff, and 30+ babies and children every day. To say that’s a big change in the last 2 years is an understatement, and it’s all thanks to YOU and your support.
I’ll be adding a 3rd weekly email for the 2 1/2 weeks I’m gone, since the schedule is full and I want you to see all that we’re doing.