We are a team of 15 strong and we are ready to be in Uganda - or almost ready... Our final team meeting was last night; we will meet again to pack our 15 supply bags on June 2nd and then it will be a quick countdown until the team leaves on June 8th. I will head over a few days early (June 5th) to meet with the Hearts and Hope staff to prepare for the team's arrival and some of the work we will be doing.
Plans include delivery of 490 (!) packets to the Hearts and Hope sponsorship kids, painting murals in two of the schools, crafts and games with the kids, a soccer clinic for older boys, some "girl time" with the older girls and making soap with the women.
We have a lot of t-shirts to deliver to kids, thanks to Lutheran High School in St. Charles and the University of Evansville Athletic Training Club. We are thankful to Thrivent Financial for their support of some of our projects through Thrivent Action Teams.
Please pray for this team as they begin the final days of preparation. Many are first-time goers. Pray for peace for them and for their families. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates during the trip!
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.