Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wesalo Uganda

My time in Bundibugyo has come to a close. The last year holds many dear memories and precious freindships. It is a bittersweet end, but I am grateful for my life in Bundibugyo, and excited to begin my new job as a first grade teacher in Virginia Beach. Wesalo (goodbye) Uganda.

Clover has a new home in the Stevens' yard and is so happy there :)
We were so blessed to see the birth of the Johnson puppies before leaving Uganda!  7 healthy labs !
Goodbye to Kapu. He keeps the RMS garden beautiful!
Goodbye to dear Kym and Lydia. 
Goodbye to my WONDERFUL team! I will miss you!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Update By Photos

Studying plants with Patton.
Our new puppy, Sherlock!
Moringa, the RMS goat eating up the school flower garden :(
This little cutie, Oliva, hangs out while her mom cleans RMS every Monday. She is just helping with the dishes here :)
Recess time!
Lilli and Patton being hilarious during craft. 
Taking Vincent for a haircut so his teacher will let him stay in class. His grandma was away, so no one else was around to help him out. 
Having a soda with Charity and Vincent, neighbors and Kids Club attenders. 
I buy fabric in the market from this little cuties' mama.
Vincent and Charity showing off their new school shoes. (They were also kicked out of class for having improper shoes.) 
We were treated to a 1 hour flight back to Bundibugyo, rather than the long bumpy 8 hour drive we usually have to take. 
There is snow where I live (well 17,000 feet above me anyway.)
My home, Nyahuka. Almost looks like a sprawling metropolis from up here :) 
We came to a very abrupt stop on the runway. 
Beautiful Bundibugyo!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Update

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Class Pets

This is the face that greets me every morning :) 
Clover has become quite fat :) He certainly does not look like the same skinny, matted, about to become dinner bunny I rescued from the market a few months ago. 
There are always several cows grazing in the RMS pasture, and recently there was even a calf added to the mix! 
The newest addition is Moringa the goat, who really behaves more like a dog.

Monday, August 6, 2012

RMS Olympics

We had an end of the year party by throwing the Rwenzori Mission School Olympics. It was a fun way to say farewell to kindergarten and second grade as well as say goodbye to our summer interns, Ashley, Emily and Summer. Here are some pictures from the day!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sponsor an Orphan at Christ School

Christ School Bundibugyo is one of the ministries of World Harvest Mission in Uganda. We are in need of sponsors to come alongside and help support our orphaned and vulnerable children attending Christ School on Scholorship. If you would like to find out how to be involved in this ministry, please click here.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June Update

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cooking Ugandan Style

Ashley and the interns cooking with Aste and Anna.
Ashley pounding sombe.
Peeling sweet potatoes with Anna.
Biamakama feeding our scraps to the goat.
Trying not to cry or cut off any fingers while cutting onions.
The neighbor kiddos fascinated by watching the majungus cook :)
Aste doing the hard work!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Our New Class Pet!

Meet Clover!

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Christ School Bundibugyo

A post about Christ School Bundibugyo by Chrissy Chipriano:

Christ School Bundibugyo is a truly remarkable ministry. Hundreds of students have received a quality education taught with a Biblical worldview since it was founded in the 1990s by World Harvest Mission. Over the last several years leadership of the school has transitioned into Ugandan hands and it has continued to bear fruit. This year the school’s exam scores were the highest they have ever been and both the girls and boys football teams competed in nationals!

Bundibugyo is a place where every family struggles to find the resources to provide their children with an education. Few girls have the opportunity to attend secondary school and children who have lost their father or both parents have little to no chance of attending. Since the formation of Christ School, the OVC (Orphan and Vulnerable Child) Sponsorship Program has also been in existence. The program gives students who show academic promise and do not have a parent to pay tuition the chance to attend secondary school.

The OVC program has been producing many successful graduates from the school, some of whom are teachers there now. Others have pursued careers in medicine, agriculture, social work, or business; often working to benefit their home of Bundibugyo. Christ School as a whole is working to empower the next generation of Bundibugyo to bring forth the kingdom. The OVC Program is a special way to empower the disadvantaged who still show great promise.

Each year, approximately 60 students are sponsored by Americans through the OVC Program (10 from each grade level). Each of these students has a unique story of struggle and heartbreak but they also have hope and plans for the future. We currently are in dire need of sponsors; 21 students are looking for someone to partner with them through their education. Would you consider investing in one of these students? The cost of sponsoring a student for a year is only $1.65 per day. Prayerfully consider how you might be a part of this movement to bring renewal and hope to Bundibugyo and click here to learn more about how to give.

8 of the Senior 1 (ninth grade) students who need sponsors

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

RMS Field Day

Anna Linhart has been my fellow teacher, roommate, teammate, friend, and she taught me how to live in Bundibugyo (how to light the fridge, stove, oven, check the solar batteries, greet people appropriately and sooooo many other things...) I love this girl and sadly her time in Bundi has come to an end :( On Friday, her last day in Bundibugyo, we had an RMS Field Day to celebrate her and have one last fun day as a team. We played games, had relay races, and even played in the mud. Anna I will miss you so much! Thank you for encouraging me and teaching me so much! Love ya!