Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Devin Tree

We have had a good day working around the house. I made some Lion House dinner rolls to share on Monday night with the elders, got the laundry done and your dad worked on the computer doing many important things. We wanted to visit with a few people but were unable due to their unavailability so we ended up taking the white boards to the church, went shopping and dropped in on the Faith Radio station to let them know that we were still working on getting the go-ahead to do the program on Sunday mornings. The material we use has to be approved and free of copy right restrictions. Simon, the station manager, is just delightful and made us feel so welcome. He made the comment that he has been praying that we would be back and would do a program. Terry said, "Your prayers have been answered." Simon is a pastor of a Pentecostal church in Mbale and was thrilled that an open house would be held at our church (when it gets spruced up) on a Saturday so he could come.

Here are some more pictures of the Mbale home, the elders doing the dishes after Christmas dinner and our trip to Sipi Falls. The children accompanied us up and back down the mountain side and then of course, wanted to be paid for the guide service. The last picture is of us planting the 'Devin Tree' at the orphanage.

Note from Jenna: The pictures are so small because my dad must be reducing the size of the file to email them to me. We'll work something out so they can be bigger.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I don't know about you, but I love skype. And internet connection.
I called up the missionaries in Uganda tonight just to see if I could because they wrote an email earlier saying their internet was finally set up. YEA!!!
As we talked I took a few 'snapshots' with the skype camera.
When they showed me outside they pointed out their gardener mowing the lawn with a machete. I can't see him, but that's a pretty awesome gardener if you ask me. Doubles as security maybe?
That is the button to turn on the hot water for that bathroom. My dad was turning it on for the young elders to come over and shower since their water is off.

"Uganda is not boring." - Mom

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christmas spaghetti dinner with the elders. Boy, can they eat!!
the Mbale home
The greeting that we received when we first drove up to the gate of our new abode. There were the four Mbale missionaries sitting on the wall to welcome us.
A typical scene on the roadways of how people are transported from place to place. They have to really hold on for dear life when going over the potholed roads.