Good morning, Jinja! My apologies for the lack of posts the past 2 days; there was no wifi in Kamuli, where we spent Thursday night, and it was incredibly (painfully?) slow here at the Sunset in Jinja last night. Trying again this morning!
We took off for Kamuli around 10:30 Thursday morning. It's an hour drive - now that the road is paved 90% of the way. This has been such a blessing; just 18 months ago, you could count on 2 1/2 hours, easily - and potentially some back pain.
The team was a well-oiled machine when it came time for packet distribution. I can't tell you how important this is to your sponsored child! So many smiles as they read their letters and looked at pictures sent to them.
Some fun with watercolors and colored pencils was next!
We made banners to hang at church with the women. We also gave them "treat bags" filled with all kinds of things to make them feel a bit special.
Many of the team members have sponsored students in Kamuli so we allowed for lots of "free time" with the kids.
The day ended with a visit to Jackline's home (she is sponsored by Jerry Mayo, above). I love these visits! Getting to see where these kids live is a real insight into how they live and the meager possessions they use to survive. It never ceases to surprise me how little they own - and yet they are full of joy. We are blessed to be a part of their lives.
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.