Thursday, March 12, 2009

Our First Visitors

Sean and I picked up Lana and Ben from the airport on March 1st and as soon as they came through the airport doors – I started crying. These were happy tears – it’s been a long time since I’ve seen any family.

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Sisters are back together

We had such a fun time together! They came and hung out at Kibaale for a week and saw what we were up to. They experienced driving in the bush with me and nearly getting the vehicle stuck in mud, Ben laid bricks for a day with the builders and loved it (but his muscles didn’t love it), Lana was able to observe in the clinic which is always fun, we went for lots of hikes, watched a local football game, and had lots of laughs!

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Ben is working hard, but he's not quitting his day job

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Last one in has to help push

For the weekend, we headed up to Mpigi where Sean and I were in 2007 and it always feels so much like home. We helped out with T-shirt making and played a lot of football. Of course, Uganda beat Canada again.

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No, we are not bench warmers. This is pre-game time.

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Lana and Liz are playing catch

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All the kids wore their t-shirts on Sunday

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Uganda 10: Canada 0


We then headed up to Luwero – New Hope where Lana lived 6 years ago. It was just so neat to see where she worked, and what her life was like. And, she had so many heartfelt welcomes – you can tell that Lana was loved greatly by the staff and kids and will never be forgotten. Lana and Ben even got to meet their sponsor child – Daniel! He is so sweet!

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At New Hope- Daniel is teaching them some football skills

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Daniel is in P4 and he gave us a tour of the place

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Daniel is giving Ben a slashing lesson

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I'm hanging out with Daniel's house sisters

And then there were two. . . .

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2 comments:

Yvonne said...

Nice to see you've updated your blog - we check every day!! Miss you guys, looks like you're doing great :) Hope all is well . . . we keep looking at the pictures, hoping and wondering when we'll ever get back there. We're always thinking about you :)

Yvonne and Nigel

Karla Kent said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you guys. Looks like you had a great time together. You all make me so proud. I have awesome cousins!!!