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Day 149 - Hello Africa!

>> Friday, February 5, 2010

It's official - we're going back to Africa! Chris and I will be taking a group of young adults from the church to Uganda for two weeks this August! We just announced it officially yesterday, and hope to have the team assembled as quickly as the end of next week. As it's only about 6 months away, we have less than half the time we had last trip to organize everything and get all the fundraising we need together. We're super stoked, as we've wanted to go back since we got back from our first trip there last March, and it'll be amazing this time around to go back and already have friends and connections on the ground and be familiar with the area and the work we'll be doing.

I'm especially excited as I'll get to see my friends Betty and Lilian again (my Ugandan sisters!) and we'll get a chance to really help out at our friend Damali's new baby orphanage (called Sonrise). She's been doing some amazing and life-saving work there, so I can't wait for us to get there and help so she can maybe get some much needed rest!

I'm already counting down the days, and have already started brushing up on the Swahili I had learned ahead of time last trip, and have started searching for a good Luganda website so I can learn more Lugandan ('cause last time we quickly found out that way more people in Uganda speak Lugandan rather than Swahili - although knowing some key Swahili phrases is definitley useful).

Here's to Africa!

189 days to go!!

2 comments:

Susan February 8, 2010 at 10:17 AM  

Thats great news Suzanne!!!

JTCF February 8, 2010 at 10:41 AM  

That's so exciting! I'm thrilled for you. I could tell how much you wanted to go back in your posts. Yay!

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