I wanted to share with everyone some of my dear friends from Uganda. I apologize for misspelling of any Uganda words or names.
Nagawa is our pet monkey that stays at the Jesus House. She can be very loving or very sassy it all depends on how much she likes you. Thankfully she liked me and we were able to hold hands ;)
Peace who also stayed at the Jesus House with us, but not in a cage like Nagawa. Peace was an amazing housemate who was always full of joy and was willing to serve in any situation. She loved watching Tangled and coloring with my team and I.
Believe it or not those are not contacts. Adrian has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen and sadly he gets made fun of for it. I instantly fell in love with this boy. Sadly I only got to see him twice while in Africa, and I can’t wait to see him again one day.
Baby Ester was actually the first baby I ever held in Africa two summers ago. This past summer I was determined to be her friend. Sadly she hated white people and would cry every time she saw me. Each day I decided to bring her a sweety (a sweet treat) and by my last day in Africa she was saying my name and was letting me hold her.
Betty is a spunky women who lives down the road from my Ugandan family. Betty is always full of joy!! I loved being able to go to her house and hangout with her and her children. She also owns her own salon, she is the one who always did my hair.
Martha was found by Betty abandoned in a house left to die last summer. Betty took her in and cared for her. My dear friend Kate fell in love with her and was excited to see Martha again this summer. Sadly she was just like Ester and hated white people and would cry every time she saw us. After about 9 weeks she warmed up to Kate so much!
Kate and Martha
Jumping Bean (Swibo)
I met Jumping Bean last summer in Uganda. I’ve never met someone with so much energy(hint: that’s why we called him Jumping Bean). He’s a great kid and I loved being able to play with him.
Swabula is Jumping Beans sister. She is such a cutie and is always full of energy and joy. She loves being held and as well as playing around (what kid doesn’t).
Lillian and Harriet
Both Lillian and Harriet are teachers at the school I worked with in Kyampisi. I love these two so much and am so thankful for their friendship. I miss them immensely!
Sam is a little stinker. Even though he knew my name he would still run to me screaming Mzungu, Mzungu. (Which means white person.) I once pinched a worm out of his ear, gross I know. Sam is a great dancer who would do anything for some chapati (a type of flat bread).
Bruce is Sams older brother. Bruce was really shy this past summer and as the summer went on he slowly warmed up to us.
Gosh I love this girl. She and I would joke back in forth like no ones business. She’s grown to be an amazing women of God, always serving and loving on those around her.
These are just a few of the wonderful people that I’ve met and have gotten to know over the past two summers. I can’t wait until I can go back and see them all again and maybe even meet more people! I love them all so much and miss them terribly.