Tuesday, August 7, 2007

our "known" schedule as of Aug 7

Here are the things we'll be doing in the next short while...

Aug 7...Back to the school at Lusaka for sponsorship updates and filming choir kids
Aug 8...Open day
Aug 9...Travel to Lugazi, in the bush to visit a school and collect sponsorship info.
Aug 10...School at Lusaka (Choir video on location?)
Aug 11...Courtney's Birthday (21!)...Choir practice and prep for our service
Aug 12...We are leading one of the morning services.
Aug 13...Travel to Chitongo and Kasanda in the bush to visit schools and collect sponsorship info.
Aug 14 &15...Filming interview days
Aug 16...Travel to Kemesenene, in the bush to visit a school and collect sponsorship info.
Aug 17...Lusaka school Guardian conference day. (might be traveling to Gulu in N. Uganda)
Aug 18...Visit in Gulu (refugee camps where many children used to be captured and turned into soldiers)

That's it thus far, but in Uganda...You never know!!! =) We love it!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Who Aug 18th will be a moving day for you guys. Did you ever watch invisible children? I couldn't finish watching it...i was already crying less than a minute into it. It's crazy how you can love and care for someone you barely know. I'm so happy that you guys are able to experience a different kind of love. THE BABIES & I MISS YOU GUYS!!!

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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.