Hello dear friends! We've been in Uganda for 6 months now. The first 6 months has been wonderful, terrible, exhausting, inspiring, confusing, purifying, lonely, fruitful, unpredictable and memorable. Some days we fall and others we soar. We've cried for the good and bad. We've been broken, mended and broken again and again. No matter what the next 6 months require we will give it everything we have. God is worth it.
In photos, we'd like to give you a glimpse of what we've been up to over the last month.
|Jade regularly serves at the orphanage and sometimes takes the children along with her. This month she helped take 17 of the children to a local indoor activity center where the kids swam, jumped in bouncy houses and rode rides.|
|Sophie had her first big school project on Anne Frank. She got to write a report, make a poster, give an oral presentation and dress up like Anne. Nathan and Sophie worked on the project every day after school.|
|The kids participated in Spirit Week at their school. One day was Wacky Day where they dressed up crazy! Ezra won SECOND place in the entire school K-12! He sure did look wacky! :)|
|Every Friday the children have chapel at school. Last week Maddix's class led it and Maddix had a solo. Even though she said she was nervous her proud parents thought she sang beautifully!|
|After the service Nathan taught the children how to play "knockout". The game quickly disintegrated into "shoot and scream" but they loved it!|
|This particular Sunday we brought one of the girls' from church home for the afternoon.|
|Ruby sat for 5 hours to get her hair braided by a sweet woman named Esther.|
|Her hair looks beautiful and will last about 2 months. She loves it and often goes to the mirror to look at it. :)|
|Our first visitor has arrived: Jade's mom! She is the first of 18 in the next 6 months. It has been such a blessing to show one of our family members where we live, what we do and who we serve!|
|Over a weekend we took Jade's mom 5 hours away to Sipi Falls where we hiked to 3 waterfalls and a couple caves. We are so grateful to live in such a beautiful country!|
|Maddix and Sophie were quite adventurous!|
|The girls swimming with the local children of Sipi, Uganda.|
|During our hikes we saw traditional African huts, women washing their clothes in the stream and children warming themselves by a fire after bathing. So simple and so beautiful!|