Oli Otya Friends- we are live from Mukono Uganda and want to share all the good things God is doing in this beautiful place! Our internet has been spotty but it’s looking better- here’s the first few days so you can catch up!
Five of us (Cindy, Laurie, Mary, Jason & Laura) and...Continue Reading
In September of 2017 I started having mild abdominal pain. It didn’t seem serious; I was scared it would be a kidney stone. But after two weeks and some sleepless nights, we became worried enough to go the the ER. A scan soon showed that a large mass was growing near my intestines. The...Continue Reading
“This is the team that never ends, they just go on and on, my friend!” Seriously, after working for an entire week, morning until night, our last day in Anonos was full of extra projects and last minute efforts!! Due to some extra financial gifts to our team from New Lifers, we...Continue Reading
After a LONG week, 6 am wake up calls & back-to-back projects every day, we took a half-day to spend in the beauty of Costa Rica! We brought 6 of our VBS helpers, the next generation of leaders at LaViña, and headed out of the city & up up up the mountains to a waterfall garden...Continue Reading
It seems like we just arrived and also that we have been here for months! We have formed or deepened relationships with people from 6-86!! Our teammates have been the hardest workers, open & welcoming, caring, giving 110% in every task from making lunch to moving chairs to washing dishes...Continue Reading
After a few days of figuring out the language & the people & all the tasks, today we REALLY found our sweet spot! The worker bees up at the Kinder (old “kindergarten” building now a community center) have finished scraping & repairing the outside wall & repainting the...Continue Reading
Tuesday arrived & both teams got straight to work- half grabbed their ladders & drills & tools & headed down the hill and the other half grabbed referee shirts, stacks of nametags, plastic beads & fruit snacks for our first day of VBS!
The community center wall is...Continue Reading
After a fairly light entrance into our trip, Monday came with a vengeance as we began our preparations for a 3-day VBS as well as a gargantuan concrete project in a former school now used as a community center. After a yummy breakfast in our hotel and Ed’s devotional from Matthew about our...Continue Reading
Mama Cindy again- hugs from Anonos! We woke up to a cloudy morning followed by rain then bright sun all during breakfast The weather has been very weird, but without snow or ice or freezing temps, we’ll take it! After passing out in our beds, exhausted from an 18-hour-travel-day, we woke...Continue Reading
With a 4 am arrival time, 9 people, and 37 bags, our team left cold snowy Ohio for sunny Costa Rica! Despite a few grouchy airport workers we had 2 quick easy flights, followed by looooong lines in Immigration & baggage claim! We quickly got to work meeting with David & Angie to be...Continue Reading