Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sometimes it's hot in Uganda

Announcement: It’s Christine’s birthday today, Heck yes! We’ll be celebrating with cake, Mirinda grape soda, and Avatar.

This picture is from last week but I thought it would be good for you see some faces. On the left is Noah, then Arnold, and then David.

The past few days have been full of sweet times and good conversation. We talked for a long time with Noah and David about the details of how we will spend our time here. I’m super stoked about working towards sustainable practices here. We’ll get to spend intentional time with the girls every day talking about specific things (mostly healthy living practices, life skills, and spiritual and community growth).

This morning Christine walked through some basic health practices and David translated for her. It went well but the exciting part came next… we matched up each girl here with a friend from Jewell and it was so fun to watch them read their letters and look at pictures. Thank so much to each one of you that wrote a letter. I’m confident that God will bless both you and each of these girls through your friendship. The next challenge that we have in front of us is to figure out how to make bread without an oven and then teach the girls. Lord help me.


  1. I figured out how to post a comment. We tried to call you on your phone but it did not work for us. Happy Birthday you 21 year old!! I hope that your day is great! We miss you and can't wait to hear about all of your adventures! Love,
    dad and mom

  2. i love you SSSSOOOO much. happy birthday little one!!!!! i can't believe how awesome it is that you get to spend it in uganda! love you.

  3. Hi friends. Happy Birthday Christine! I thought I would drop you a note about making bread without an oven. This is where flatbread comes in, because you make it over a stove or flame on a skillet or something. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatbread for some of the many names and variations around the world. I have recently fallen in love with Naan. Have fun! I look forward to hearing what you come up with!

  4. Friends, this is exciting. I miss you, but I know you're doing good work. Happy late birthday, Miss Christine. Love and blessings!

  5. Happy late birthday, Aunt Christine! I miss you and wish you could come back sooner!
    Love you!