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A New Chapter

OK so we might have gotten a little lazy on the blog posts. Hopefully you have benefited from Melanie Carters blog over the last month or so (listed in previous post). Time for us to pick up the slack as I know she will be interested and eager to read what is going on in our little world of Kibbuse. We said goodbye to Melanie on Sunday night – being in a small group with Melanie over the last 4 or 5 years you think you would know just about everything there is to know about that person…Spend a month living in Africa with someone and you really get to know that person. It was great to see Amy and Melanie develop a bond and friendship that will run deep for the rest of their lives.

We left for Kibbuse on Monday and expected to arrive sometime Monday evening. Like every “road trip” there is ALWAYS an unexpected twist. When we reached Mityana we expected to find our 20 year old Toyota Helix fixed and ready to go (we dropped it off a few days prior)…not the case. Instead we learned that the mechanic had attended a burial and wouldn’t be fixing the truck until Tuesday or maybe even Wednesday. So I write this from the “comfort” of the New Highway Hotel in Mityana. Later today (Tuesday) we hopefully depart for Kibbuse – maybe!

Today we have been in Uganda for 1 month. Life in Africa has been exciting, frustrating, fun, boring, sad, thrilling, educational and emotional. The next 2 months will be quite different from the first. We won’t have the big 3 here to escort us around, Melanie is now gone and of course the students have left for a 2 month semester break. There will be a few teachers and 9 or 10 students working for school credit but for the most part it will be B&B (Bob and Brenda) and US– of course Timothy our gracious, fun loving, servant hearted cook will be around.

There is plenty to get done. Amy is hard at work trying to get the school registered which at every turn she finds difficulty. There are many requirements that aren’t even close to being met which presents a roadblock in getting the registration approved. I will be working on several construction projects, painting projects and a possible web site launch. The rest of our time will be spent with the kids in the village which make up about 90% of our pictures and investing in the lives of the 10 or so students that are sticking around.

**From the time this was written to now, it is Thursday and we have FINALLY arrived…without the truck**

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  1. mom
    December 3, 2009 at 11:32 am

    So good to hear your words again. You both are in our hearts and prayers. You continue to inspire us. You are so missed. Be safe and God Bless you.
    Love you,
    Mom, Dad and your son Sampson
    xox

  2. Melanie
    December 4, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “being in a small group with Melanie over the last 4 or 5 years you think you would know just about everything there is to know about that person…Spend a month living in Africa with someone and you really get to know that person.”
    haha…uhhh I’m scared to know what that means 🙂

  3. Jamie
    December 5, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Every time I read your blog, I’m reminded of the times I had while I was in Ireland. I’m so stoked that you get to build relationships with some of the students there and I know they’ll be life-long relationships. I’m praying for you guys, always.

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