Thursday, August 4, 2011

And today is the day!!!

Ryan is all packed...

After almost 17 months of planning, prayer and preparation, we are about to embark on our first ever Ten Eighteen team missions trip! Our first flight today is at 12:15pm, and we arrive in Entebbe at 3:15pm tomorrow (EST - 10:15pm local time), so we are in for the long haul. Fortunately KLM is a great airline, and we will be well taken care of.

So here's what we'll be doing when, if you want to check in and know what to pray for:

Travel:  Aug 4 and 5
Camp meetings and planning: Aug 6 and 7
Basketball camp:  Aug 8-11
Visits to the slums (group):  Aug 8 and 10
Travel to Lake Mburo: Aug 13-14
4 of the team TRAVEL back to US: Aug 14-15
Travel to Jinja: Aug 16
Out with hospice team: Aug 17
To Bukaleba and orphanage: Aug 18-19
Travel to Kampala: Aug 21
Visit with ladies in the slums about grants, school sponsorships: Aug 22 and 23
Travel back to US: Aug 25-26

Our prayers for the camp specifically are that the 40 kids and dozen volunteers will a) come to know God better (or be saved!) through our theme of "Life's Not Fair;" and b) enjoy 4 days of fun, basketball and fellowship.

Our general prayer is that everyone stays healthy, and for safe, easy travels.

We so appreciate your help, donations, thoughts and prayers as we embark on this great trip! I know that the lives of the 3 girls who have never been will be forever changed, and that the 3 of us who are "regulars" will continue to be knit to the people of the great country of Uganda. Thank you all so much!

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