It’s that time of year again.Â That time to go see The Big Guy himself: the jolly old man with the twinkle in his eye and the furry red suit.Â It’s time to go see Santa! We have visited the same Santa every year since Trey’s first Christmas.Â As far as our family is concerned, … [Read more…]
Dateline: 7:17 P.M. Gulu time.Â That’s 9:17 A.M.Â CST for those of you keeping score at home. MEETING THE CHILDREN! Today we finally got to meet the children!Â It was a day of celebration for us all! The children are trucked in from one of 5 different IDP camps around Gulu.Â They range in age … [Read more…]
Dateline: 8:48 P.M. Gulu time.Â That’s 11:48 A.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. REFLECTIONS ON GULU I had the opportunity today to walk around this “vibrant” city and see it firsthand.Â To witness the activity of daily life here with my own eyes.Â To experience its movement, its rhythm, its pace.Â … [Read more…]
Dateline:Â 2:37 P.M. Gulu time.Â That’s 7:37 A.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. WE HAVE ARRIVED! It’s been 38 hours since our flight left DFW, and I am now settled into my new home-away-from-home, the Hotel Roma in Gulu.
Dateline: 12:30 P.M. somewhere-over-the-Mediterranean-Sea time.Â According to my watch, it’s about 4:30 A.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. I am sitting on a 767 bound for Entebbe, next to a Senior Principal Auditor for the Ugandan government, flying over the Mediterranean Sea.Â At some point I will have to stop pinching … [Read more…]
Dateline:Â 7:30 A.M. London time.Â That’s 1:30 A.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. Well…we made it!Â Halfway, at least. All thanks to the power of prayer. Oh, let’s see…where should I start? Perhaps I should start at check-in, where we arrived with all our baggage and tickets in hand, ready to … [Read more…]
The following posts are taken from my journal and mixed with personal recollections.Â I have backdated them to reflect real-time thoughts and events as I experienced them. Whew.Â As I sit – somewhat comfortably – in my assigned seat near the window of an American Airlines 777 bound for London, I am finally able to … [Read more…]
Well, today’s the big day.Â The day I’ve been alternately dreading and eagerly anticipating for 7 months.Â The day I take one giant step out of my comfort zone and place myself squarely in the palm of God’s hand…and make myself at home. Today, I leave for Africa. Sometimes, it’s: today I leave for Africa??? … [Read more…]