Uganda

In February, 2008, 15 bloggers set off on the first ever Compassion Bloggers trip. In Uganda we fought bats and mosquitos, spotted lions and hippos, played with children ministered to by Compassion International, visited an AIDS hospital and blogged the whole incredible week. Experience this historic first blogging trip by a child sponsorship organization all …

Our Trips: Uganda 2008

About This Trip February 10–18, 2008

In February, 2008, 15 bloggers set off on the first ever Compassion Bloggers trip. In Uganda we fought bats and mosquitos, spotted lions and hippos, played with children ministered to by Compassion International, visited an AIDS hospital and blogged the whole incredible week. Experience this historic first blogging trip by a child sponsorship organization all over again through the words, pictures and videos archived here.

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Crying for my Poverty?

This is one of the images I can’t get out of my head:

It was being pulled through the filthy streets of a slum by a bald headed girl in a pale yellow dress wearing worn red flip flops.

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In Which I Am Humbled Again And Again

There are lots of sights and sounds from Uganda that will stay with me forever, but for some reason last Tuesday’s home visit seems to be on constant replay in my mind. I can’t think of anything in recent memory that has affected me so profoundly, and every single time I close my eyes to rest or to try to sleep, I see a mental slideshow of that afternoon.

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To Uganda with Compassion Day 5

Tonight we realized the “final masterpiece”. Just as Michelangelo chipped away a piece at a time until he finished his sculpture, Compassion unveiled the Leadership Development Program.

A child has the opportunity to start with the Child Survival Program from ages 0–3, the Child Sponsorship Program from ages 3–22, and then the Leadership Development Program (LDP).

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UGANDA: saving the world with a panda at her side

the day the fed ex package arrived in my office, i fell in love. a little blue dress. neatly braided hair. and just a bit of a quiet smirk that said, “i may look harmless, but inside, i’m a rockstar.”

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Our Boy

Yesterday I met the boy we sponsor through Compassion. All this time we thought his name was Mukanga Dissan, but it turns out that Dissan is actually his first name.

We all met at a well-known Chinese food restaurant (yes, I came to Africa to eat Chinese food), and the Compassion workers brought in the children.

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