What it all means: Rita

I went to Uganda last week to visit a small NGO I am involved in. In my last post, I described some travel impressions and some of the projects we do there. But when you put all these projects together, what do they add up to? They change lives. For…

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Travel-Log: Uganda 2019

Church, Africa-Style: Uganda's society is quite religious. No one would call themselves an atheist. Most are either Christians, Muslims, or follow Tribal Religions. There are prominent Pastors, "prophets" and "healers" all over the place. When they say something, people take their word for it. For better or for worse. While…

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Weeds, Luganda, Coconut Galaxy
My fish sculptures, now installed by the front door

Weeds, Luganda, Coconut Galaxy

School started today. You might think that I had vacation time before that. And technically, that is true. However, I was at home for the past 2 weeks, and there was a lot going on. And all this stuff comes together in a story about weeds, Luganda, and "Coconut Galaxy":…

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2018 Recap and Goals for 2019!

Christmas is over, and 2018 is almost over. And as I look back, I can summarize the past year with one word: thankful. I am really thankful for the things that happened in 2018. Why? Here are the top 10 reasons: March: Class trip to BelgiumFebruary-May: Illustration CommissionApril: first official…

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Christmas Market: Go with the Flow!
Christmas Market in Ewersbach

Christmas Market: Go with the Flow!

Normally, the 3000-soul town I study in is not exactly lively. But once a year, the Christmas Market changes that picture entirely: The vendors open their booths, music plays, and hundreds of people crowd the streets. Our seminary participated in this event, and I was there with them. I sold…

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Travel Log Uganda, Day 11-13: A Summary

We continued work on the pallet furniture and got it done. The varnish made the colors pop and gave the wood a protective coat. I hope this furniture doesn't get attacked by termites (some of the unused pallets were already attracting them). We started building a chicken coop and mostly…

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