Friday is here again already.  There has been so much going on this week that Friday seemed to sneak up on me quite quickly. Seeing the progress within our partners and their surrounding communities week to week is an exciting privilege. But, without anymore delay here are some of our favorite shots from this week.

From Uganda:

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This photo was taken because of a detour. A friend and I were headed home when we found the path blocked by a large cow. Every cow in Uganda has horns (in Kenya the cows have humps) and this cow was sporting a very sharp looking pair. Normally cows in my path aren’t really an issue. I just skirt around them and continue on my way, but when I began walking towards this particular cow, it began pawing its hooves, jerking it’s head, and just generally looking aggressive. So I thought it wise to take a longer route home and I was rewarded with this beautiful view.

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My friend Bella often has an art club with the kids at Home Again. I was there Wednesday for art club and it was such a nice afternoon, watching the kids draw monkeys, lions, snails, and teddy bears.

From Kenya:

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Our volunteer, Paulina, worked with a local eye center to cut lenses for glasses this week.

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The roof is being installed on Action Ministry’s administration office today!

Thanks for joining us on the blog again. Have a great weekend.


Welcome back for another installment of Photo Friday. We have had a great week and we hope you enjoy this week’s photos.

From Uganda:

photo 1Faith has slowly been accumulating more and more animals to live at our house. This week we added a baby cow and a flock of baby ducklings, in addition to our dogs, cats, and chickens we are almost a real farm.

photo 2I stopped by the baby house at Home Again yesterday, and instead of finding a group of exploring toddlers, I was met with lots of napping babies. Anna and Ambassador were too sweet not to take a quick photo of.

From Kenya:

Skit copyOn Sunday our volunteer, Kim, began teaching drama to some of the members of Action Ministry Church. They really enjoyed it and shared many laughs!

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Thanks for joining us again. Have a great weekend!


Friday is here again.  With that comes another edition of Photo Friday.  Here are our favorite photos from this past week.

From Uganda:

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The landscape around Kaihura is absolutely beautiful! I don’t think I will ever get tired of seeing the beautiful green hills, punctuated by red dirt roads. I never expected such lush scenery, I think I was anticipating more of a desert, but I’m certainly glad for the greenery.

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I think my favorite way to carry Josiah, and the kids at Home Again is by piggyback. I’m pretty sure I’m giving myself some sort of spinal damage, but it’s so fun to see how much they just enjoy riding piggyback.

From Kenya:

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The second story slab of Action Ministry’s new admin office was poured earlier this week.

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Kim and Paulina, our newest volunteers, arrived in Mombasa on Wednesday!

Thanks for joining us for another edition of Photo Friday.  Have a great weekend!

 

Apr
2014


Living in Kaihura, working with Bringing Hope to the Family and Know Think Act has honestly been one of the best experiences of my life. The time I have spent in Uganda has been a time filled with new adventures, great friends, spiritual growth, and many great memories. Today I would live to share with you a few of these memories.

Spending Christmas day at Home Again has been one of my favorite days in Kaihura so far. I was a little anxious about spending Christmas away from my family, but when December 25th rolled around I had so much fun spending Christmas with my Bringing Hope family! Spending Christmas at Home Again, was a great reminder of how much better it is to give than to receive. There was no give exchange at the children’s home, instead we spent the afternoon having a crazy time engaging the kids in a series of games that we had spent the pervious week planning. I couldn’t have picked a better way to spend my Christmas, and I know that Christmas 2013 will be a day I will remember and treasure forever.

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Sack races!

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Christmas feast!

Prossy works as an administrator at Bringing Hope to the Family, and being part of her wedding to her, now husband, Julius was an honor. Being part of a Ugandan wedding was an amazing experience. It was filled with several wild traditions, most of which involve a lot of dancing from the bridal party. I was, also, truly glad to participate in Prossy and Julius’ special day because they are both such great people who live what they believe and work hard to create change in their community.

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I will never forget the day that we dedicated the well in the community of Mbale. Through Know Think Act sponsorship Bringing Hope to the Family helps provide communities who don’t have access to clean water with wells that will pump clean water for all of the members of their community. The well in Mbale took about a week and a half to construct, and I visited several times during construction and, thankfully,  every time in sunny weather. However, on the day of the well dedication the sky decided to dump its contents down on us as we traveled the narrow, hilly, muds roads to Mbale only to get there and have to walk (in the rain) through the mud to where the well was located. We were met at the well by members of the community who were so thankful for the gift of clean water. Trekking through the mud and rain was well worth it just knowing that these people would now have access to clean water. We were then given two goats by the people of Mbale to show their gratitude.  Our goats were unceremoniously chucked in the back of the Bringing Hope van and they made the muddy (and now smelly) trip with us back to Kaihura! While I had never in my life wished to be given a goat, they came in handy a few weeks later when we feasted on them at Prossy’s wedding!

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These are just a few of the amazing memories I have of my life in Kaihura, with Bringing Hope to the Family. I really believe that an internship in Kaihura is not only a great service to others, but it can also be an awesome, life changing experience for you too! Know Think Act is currently accepting applications for the internship position in Kaihura, Uganda, and based on my own experiences, I would highly recommend this internship as a time that will change your life!

Download the internship application here.

Mar
2014


For those of you who have become accustomed to our Photo Friday blog post we apologize, but we are changing our topic for this week only. Rest assured Photo Friday will be back in action next week on Friday, March 21st.  But, today we are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our next Uganda Program Coordinator.  This will be a six-month internship where our Program Coordinator will be living and working in western Uganda.

Our Uganda Program Coordinator will be working day to day alongside Bringing Hope to the Family, which is our Know Think Act Partner in Kaihura, Uganda. This position is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our partner’s efforts to end extreme poverty in their community.  If you love to make a difference, to travel and to interact with people from different cultures this just might be the position for you.

Having lived in Uganda and worked with Bringing Hope for years we know and love them well.  Our current intern, Kate, has had such a wonderful time there that she ended up staying for a year.  It is a neat opportunity to fully invest a portion of your life into a community and allow the Lord to use you in amazing ways while He works in you!

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity or know someone who might be please download the application here: Uganda Program Coordinator.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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You will be able to help Faith and Bringing Hope to the Family care for over 2000 children!

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You will be able to build wonderful relationships while being a part of an amazing team!

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You can get dirty (if you want to) while making a difference.

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You can help Bringing Hope to the Family provide clean water to communities in need.

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You will have the opportunity to see amazing things!

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Uganda is a beautiful country which so much to see!

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You will have the opportunity to invest in Bringing Hope to the Family’s staff.

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You will be helping Bringing Hope provide numerous children with the gift of an education.

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You will be able to assist Bringing Hope to the Family in providing safe sleep to members of their community.

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There will certainly be time to have fun with the children at Home Again Children’s Home!

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You will make new friends while hosting and working alongside volunteer teams.