Friday, April 2, 2010

We have arrived.

Thanks so much for your prayers.  We arrived safely in Kitgum, Northern Uganda yesterday at lunch time.  The children did amazing on the journey. They were excited by all the new sights-just think of National Geographic magazine and that is where we are, in the heart of Africa! Something funny along the way...We hit a dove and Eryn said, "oh no mommy, we just hit the Holy Spirit."  We are getting used to the heat and have fans running all day (we are very, very close to the Sudanese border and thus on the edge of the desert).  The house is coming together.  And we are all very humbled to be serving the Lord in this place.  I look forward to sharing more.  Until then, and on a totally different note, I just read the book "Crazy Love" and I would HIGHLY recommend you read this one!

P.S. As for the size one diaper comment :-)  We now live just down the road from the orphanage that our son Ethan once lived in, they are desperate for people who are willing to love on these children (especially the babies who often die from neglect and undernourishment/disease).


patchworkmommy said...

I'm so glad you made it fine! I am looking forward to reading more! Still wondering about the size 1diapers!

The Bentley's said...

Love the book Crazy Love!! HIs second Book is great also. If you need more books, I really enjoyed "One Million Arrows" and "Adopted for Life"

The Bentley's said...

Love the book Crazy Love!! HIs second Book is great also. If you need more books, I really enjoyed "One Million Arrows" and "Adopted for Life"

Jim and April said...

oh my gosh...that cracked me up when your child said "Oh no we hit the holy Spirit"...i had to tell it to my husband who laughed too! :0) glad you all made it safe!

chubbycheeks said...

Happy to see your update :) I hope you all have a blessed Resurection Sunday!

Mom Of Many said...

So excited that you are there safe and sound!! I kept praying! National Geographic? AMazing!! ONe of these days I will email you privately. When life slows down...haha.

Love from Colorado! Will keep praying!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Welcome home.... how my heart longs for my family to join you. Praying one day we will!
Too funny about the little dove... well, not the part where it got hit. hehee
I love the book and Pastor Francis Chan.
God bless you and how thankful I am for your service to the Lord.
Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Bethany said...

Every time we hit a bird we remind that children that "not one sparrow falls..."

I am so excited about your opportunity to work with little babies! So, instead of saying congratulations once, we can say it (perhaps) many times!


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are safe and "arrived" ! Yeah for that! I wish I could be there loving on those babies with you! Blessing on all you guys do..can't wait for the next post!

Michelle A said...

Praise God! I'm so glad to hear the journey went well. Love the dove remark! I have heard Francis Chan speak a couple of times and his passion is so contagious. I bought that book a while back and got sidetracked. Think I'll pick it back up again. I can't wait to hear more about the orphanage....

Destiny said...

Praise God for your family's safe arrival 'home'! Praying for you & your family. Much love from the Calhoons

His Hands His Feet Today said...

Continued prayers!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Crazy Love had a huge impact on our family. Great book! My husband did a 10 week sermon series on it ... looking at a chapter per week. All of the small groups were reading the book, as well, and discussing each week's chapter.

We have been to the "National Geographic" parts of Ghana. I can totally picture where you're living. :)

Love the comment about hitting the Holy Spirit. Too funny!

Wish I could come help out at the orphanage. Don't quite know what to do with all my young rascals while I'm gone.


Laurel :)

Isabel said...

I just came across your blog through Linny's blog. I think it is absolutely wonderful what you are doing!!! WOW!!!
My husband and I have felt to take a 2-week-trip to Uganda later this year to explore possibilities to minister to orphans (we've been missionaries with YWAM for over 25 years).
We have a few contacts in Southern Uganda. Hearing about the children's home that is looking for people to love on the babies really touches my heart.
I am wondering if there is any way that we could visit for a few days - meet you - and the children's home? you can email me at

Thanks and many many blessings to you from beautiful New Zealand,