Sunday, May 6, 2007

hillary packs up for uganda

We decided to set up our own blog because our family will be traveling on various adventures this year. This is a photo of Hillary when she was in Uganda last summer with Yvonne, one of the children she sponsors. She's spending the whole summer there this year and will be updating us on what she's doing. We'll really miss her, but she'll be doing a lot of great work with the kids there. If you'd like to learn more about International Children's Network or supporting a child, go to

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Anonymous said...

Love the blog! I hope you guys are able to keep it up to date as you jet set around the globe! If you talk to Hillary tell her we love her and we're praying for her and to give Jane a hug for us!


Anonymous said...

Hi Hill! So glad to hear you made it safely and hope you survived that long plane ride o.k. I love you so much honey, and will be contintually thinking of and praying for you and your team. Give Mable a big kiss and hug!
Bisou, Bisou

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the latest on the sells

As of May 27, 2009...

Wow, it's been almost a year since we've updated this. Our family had a wonderful experience traveling to Uganda two summers ago, which prompted us to keep a journal on this blog. You can read our daily journal from our month long trip

This year brings new adventures. Our eldest daughter, Courtney, after graduating from George Fox University with honors, left for her third trip to India to spend nearly a YEAR to work at Happy Home for the Handicapped in Shimoga, India. You can read about her first trip to India and the impact it had on her life here. She'll also give us new updates from her current trip on this site (here). As of this writing, she is just starting to settle in and is very excited to be there. She has been looking forward to this for a long time!

Meanwhile, Hillary spent all of last year
touring the western U.S. with Matsiko, the choir of children we grew to love as our own in Uganda. She journalled about her experiences in Uganda if you'd like to see what that was like. At some point during this tour, she felt led to join the U.S. Army. Quite a big decision, and one she didn't take lightly. After moving through Basic Training with flying colors, she is now at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio training to become a combat medic. It's a very intense training, but we're sure she'll do well. Our whole family was able to travel to South Carolina to watch her graduate from Basic Training. What an awe inspiring experience!

Leslie is having a great year of teaching 5th graders. She's also in a Master's program, which takes a good chunk of her time. She's still finds time to read a TON of books. Literally, a ton!

Curt was overwhelmed by his experience as a first time overseas traveler and kept up his journal here (you can also read his random posts on everyday life here). The busyness of life and keeping track of his traveling kids has slowed down his writing, but he hopes to begin writing on a regular basis again soon.