If you have been following Adolf’s story here on the blog, you know what an amazing journey he has been on to recover from the burns he suffered as an infant. For a quick refresher, read the previous posts and watch the news stories cover his arrival in the US, and then see the amazing story unfold below: Meet Adolf and Update on Adolf


And watch his process of recovery in this news feature.

On Friday morning Adolf and Eva returned from their 5 month stay in the US.  Adolf and Eva left for California just before last Thanksgiving. While there, Adolf underwent multiple leg operations and months of rehabilitation to restore his legs to proper working order.  They returned from the airport to much rejoicing and a celebration at Home Again. Looking back at this entire process I can’t help but be amazed at the love of God.  He masterfully connected one person to the next until this miracle came to pass. This story is a wonderful reminder to us all that God is completely concerned about each of us.  No matter where we are in life God sees us and desires his best for us.

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I want to thank Bringing Hope to the Family, Children’s Burn Foundation, the Wagenseller’s and numerous others who played a role in making this happen. Thank you for participating in this miracle!


Today we hit our crescendo on our list of favorites with Logan’s fave 5.  With that we will get right to it…

Hi. My name is Logan and I am in kindergarten.

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1. I like playing with my friends at Home Again.

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2. I like eating roasted corn and chapati and pineapple.

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3. I like playing with volunteers.

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4. I like going in the adventure mobile (our Pajero) with Dad to do work.

 

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5. I like to play Quiso Bando (hide and seek).

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That rounds out our family favorites here in Kaihura, Uganda.  We hope you enjoyed them!


Today it’s time to highlight Kolby’s top 5 things about life in Uganda! I’ll turn it over to him to share his favorites…

My name is Kolby and I live in Africa in Uganda. I am eight years old and I’m in second grade.

1. I like living next to Home Again and having so many friends to play with.

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2. I like to eat chapati and “rolex’s.” (fried eggs wrapped in chapati)

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3. I like to play Quiso Bando (hide and seek), Kabale (tag) and Kakale (no clue) with the kids from Home Again.

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4. I like to hang mosquito nets in the villages. (From Chris – On a personal note I love to see how much Kolby enjoys helping people. He understands that hanging nets for people is keeping them safe and sharing God’s love. And it makes me so proud.)

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5. I like being able to find things that I can’t find in America.

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And there you have it.  Kolby’s fave 5.  Check back soon for a glimpse into the mind of Logan.  Prepare yourself!


My family and I have lived in Kaihura, Uganda for over 4 years now and it has been such a wonderful adventure.  In this post I am going to attempt to narrow down a list of my 5 favorite things about life here, even though there are many more.

I love the landscape and the climate.  Uganda is such a beautiful place, but western Uganda in particular is extremely beautiful.  The area is so green, lush and hilly and the view of the nearby Rwenzori Mountains is beyond words.  So many times when I am traveling somewhere and I am looking at my surroundings I am left speechless and feeling so fortunate to be where I am.  The weather here is perfect and constant all year long with the temperature ranging from 70 – 85 degrees year round.  The mornings and evenings are cool and the afternoons are comfortable.  Like I said, perfect.

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This might sound funny, but when I think about my life here, I think about that old show “Cheers”.  I live in a community where everybody knows my name, and the majority of the time, they are always glad I came.  I have made so many friends here, and I love that!  And I love the fact that the culture here allows you to slow down and have a conversation.

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If you know anything about me, you know that I love adventure.  And our life in Uganda has not left me wanting.  Over the last 4 years I have found myself in the craziest places doing things that I would have never imagined, and talking to people from all over the world that I would have never otherwise met.  Whoever says serving God is boring is sadly mistaken! I have many times said the words, “I can’t believe I am here!” or “I can’t believe I am doing this!”

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Another thing that I love about living here is the freedom from fear and paranoia.  In America it is very easy to get caught up in wanting to be in control of everything and every situation.  But living in Africa, you can’t be that way.  There is way too much that will never be in your control, and if you tried to be in control, well, lets just say you would be a miserable person.  To live in Africa you have to trust a lot.  Number one, you have to trust in God that he has it under control. After that, you have to trust the taxi drivers, the boda boda  (motorcycle) drivers, your neighbors, etc… If things don’t work out how you planned, well that is just how it is.

Embracing this mentality is relaxing and enjoyable.  Hakuna Matata!

My last favorite thing is my Heavy Duty XL Super scooter.  I love writing out the whole name because I think it is so funny because there is nothing Heavy Duty or XL Super about it.  It is just a small 2 cycle scooter but I have loved having it.  I can just scoot anywhere I need and it has been perfect for hauling my boys around.  I feel like Nacho Libre when I am on it because the feel of it reminds me of the scooter in the movie.  And then there is the classic line from the movie when he is about to take off on his scooter and he says “I am the gate keeper of my own destiny”… The Heavy Duty equals freedom and I will miss that scooter so much when we leave.

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As we prepare to transition from our time in Uganda and move to Kenya to partner with Action Ministry, we have started thinking back about all that we love and have experienced here. This week we are going to share our 5 favorite things about life in Kaihura. Each day this week, our family will share our top 5 highlights, that are not in any particular order.

1. I love the fact that our life here requires 4 Wheel Drive.  We often find ourselves in some precarious situations and kicking it into 4 low is our only option.

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2. I love having the hills and Rwenzori Mountains as a back drop.  It is absolutely beautiful.

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3. I love visiting families in villages, spending time with them and assisting them with mosquito nets.

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4. I love jumping in a muddy hole with strangers to provide their communities with clean water.  Digging a well is messy, fun and life changing.

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5. I love, and will always look back on with fond memories, visiting Olive’s and enjoying an ice cold Mountain Dew.

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