Tuesday, September 20, 2016


I really love living in Uganda, but sometimes I am just so sick of bugs! Mostly little tiny ants and weevils in my flour! I made English muffins today and noticed all tiny black dots in them! I tried to pick out as many as possible, but they are still there. And we will still eat the English muffins, but it just drives me crazy!!
Everyday we find hundreds of little tiny ants in our hot pot! It really is no big deal, because you just rinse them out and start to boil your hot water, but once again "It drives me crazy!!" I also find these little monsters in my computer and crawling on my arms!
Seriously, how do you get rid of them?  Nothing is sealed in our house!

People may think that the big things would be more frustrating, but I beg to differ! Ashley saw a mouse scamper across her floor, but we immediately caught it in a trap. We trapped another little rodent in her room, but now they are gone!!
We see snakes once in awhile, but they are usually outside and also easier to kill and dispose of!

I am not complaining(maybe a little),but trying to give you an idea of life on this side of the world!!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Pray for Christine

I really don't even know how to write this to explain it, but I am going to try.

My friend, Christine, just lost her sister, Mary. Mary was young and married to a man who had another wife. In Uganda, it is very normal for a man to have many wives. I have met Mary many times and she was a lovely young woman.
I just found our today that Mary was killed by her co-wife's brother. Seriously, how does this happen!!??  He raped her and then broke her neck. He is now on the run and I pray the police find him.
Christine is a Christian and I pray that she was able to witness to Mary. I pray that Mary knew the Lord and he was with her in her final hours! I can't get it out of my mind.

Please join me in praying for Christine and her family! Pray that Christine can be a light to them and that they will come to know Jesus through this difficult time!

I wish I knew what else to write, but honestly, I am just in shock. Please pray for me as a digest this information.

A trip to Bethesda Hospital

This is our watchman,  John, and two of his children, Evelyn and Pious. Pious has sickle cell disease and needs medication every few months to maintain his health. In this picture they aren't smiling, but they really are smiley great people. God has blessed us with this honest, hard-working man.

Evelyn is normally very smiley, but she is getting to the age that she fears "muzungus" white people. 

Pious is waiting to receive his medication! He was very interested in my phone! 

School Time

I  just want to thank all of you that our praying for our school time. It is going great. This is what our classroom looks like most days. We sit at our dining room table and we take turns doing different classes. While I work with one or two, the others are working on independent studies. 
I have been so content to be at home working with them and I know that it is your prayers that sustain us. Please continue to pray for us as we complete our school year and prepare for another year!

Uncle Martin and Aunt Betty's home in the village

Having some great conversation while eating.

Oloit is a boy that is staying with Uncle Martin and  Mama; he is sooo cute and smiles and laughs all the time! His parents are having land issues, so they are trying to work those out before they pick him up from the village.

Kate loves making Janine smile!

Steve and Uncle Martin

Troy was having fun showing them all card tricks! 

Baby Janine fell asleep in Ashley's arms!! She is so sweet! Both of them!

Monday, May 30, 2016

School Time and Break Time

Learning the Letter C

Asher also likes to learn!

My good little student

Breaktime sucker

All smiles

Break time game of cards!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pool time

We are so excited, there is now a pool in Soroti! (Again) We are hopeful that this one will last! It is part of a hotel that seems to be doing good. Here are a few pictures of the kids with some of their friends. It is school holiday here until the beginning of June, so my boys have been loving having their friends around!!