Friday, July 8, 2011
I have been terrible at updating the blog, and time surely has flown! We leave on August 4 for our team trip to Uganda, where we will be conducting a sports camp (basketball) for kids from the slums of Namuwongo, as well as visiting the slums to give out clothing and other necessities. We will have 6 of us from the States, 4 or 5 boys from Fathers House, and several other Ugandan friends helping out. We're very excited!!
The visas have been processed and received, and I am hoping to order tee shirts today. Still much left to do: purchasing basketballs and volleyballs, borrowing pennies for scrimmages, buying whistles, talking Delta into allowing us extra baggage free of charge, getting money (those pesky new $100 bills!), planning the daily activities, confirming with Nesco about the meals... But God is able, and He will give us wisdom and energy!
We would love for you to help us as we get ready - we still need funds for the balls and tee shirts, and we need childrens clothes and non-medicine medical supplies (bandages, latex gloves, alcohol wipes, etc). I will be visiting the hospice and the orphanage after the team returns to the States, so we will be taking all we can for all three of our main missions there.
Most of all, please pray! The team will be going Aug 4, arriving Aug 5. Four will be returning Aug 14, arriving Aug 15, and Zeke and I will be leaving Aug 25, arriving Aug 26. We covet your thoughts and prayers as we are traveling and having fun with the kids!