Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hitting the Ground Running in Kampala; Preparing For Our Work in Gulu

After weeks of planning, praying, and sharing about the needs of the children in northern Uganda, we are finally here. Well, in Uganda anyway.

In the beginning of planning for this trip I was the sole person involved. God saw fit to give me two companions, and for that I thank Him. April is a long-time friend from way back when we both worked at the same cookie store in the mall during high school and college. She's a freelance meeting/event planner now and we think the new George Clooney movie, "Up in the Air" is loosely based on her life being that she travels over 200 days a year for work. April said she'd come with me, if the 3 events she had booked for the same time frame should cancel. God decided to accept her challenge and cancel her work plans!

When April began to share about her Uganda/Sweet Sleep plans a colleague, Beth, decided she also must be a part. What a brave woman!  So, here we are, waiting to see what God has in store. And while we're trying to live like locals, the picture above is not of the three of us, but of three girls we met in Kampala today. :)

April and I arrived in the capital city of Kampala last night. Beth just a few hours ago thanks to good old flight and connection problems. We're incredibly tired, but eager to see what our life will soon be consisting of.

Today was a day for taking care of various logistics and preparing for our weeks ahead. Lots to do as, you might imagine.

Bed is calling, but I just wanted to give a little insight as to our group and our arrival. The pictures posted here tonight have been taken by April.

Please pray for us as we travel by bus (loaded with bedding, nets and Bibles) for 6 hours tomorrow. Our day starts early...9:30 pm Music City time. Pray as you're all going to bed tonight.

Thank you for supporting our work and for following me along this journey to Gulu.



  1. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Praying for you and your friends as you help provide for God's children and show them His love. Hope there are no bumps in the road...literally or figuratively!! :) Brenda

  2. Anonymous7:04 PM

    Hi Jen,
    thanks for the update. I've got more money collected from ENA - enough for another three beds :).
    We're keeping you in our prayers.