On August 17th at the buttcrack of dawn, actually even earlier (don’t know what you would call that), I will be flying out of Southern Oregon’s greatest metropolitan area, Medford. Quick layover in my stompin’ ground, PDX and then on to our nation’s fine capital, Washington D.C. I will be there for a few days and then depart on a flight, I don’t even know how long, to Kigali, Rwanda. It is here that I will spend the majority of the next 4 months. I will also be spending about a month in Uganda. Going to Africa has been a dream of mine for a while, but I knew a short-term trip just wouldn’t do it justice. So why not live there for 4 months?
During this time I will be taking classes, going on lots of great adventures, rafting the Nile, seeing cool animals, teaching for a month in Ugandan primary schools, meeting new people, experiencing a different culture, trying interesting foods, soaking up the sun and getting a farmers tan, seeking God, and lots of other awesome stuff. Basically, livin’ the good life.
The decision making process to do this was actually not that easy. If you know me, you know that I can barely choose a laundry detergent at the store and don’t even get me started on the sunscreen aisle. So making such a huge decision was difficult. Thanks to the love and support of my fantastic family, friends and of course, the big G-O-D, I decided to go for it. It will be a life-changing experience and definitely something to tell the grandkiddos about.
I am very sad to leave everyone behind, that is by far the hardest part for me. Please stay in touch, It would mean the world to me :) Prayers would also be very much appreciated. Especially for health the entire time, my immune system has a funny way of trying to ruin my life, and I would really rather not have to deal with that when I am halfway across the world. Your support is appreciated, whether it is financial, emotional or through prayer!
Basically this blog is for those of you who care what is going on in my life for the next 4 months. It will let you know what I’m doing, how I’m doing, and, hopefully, the great things God is doing. I’ll try to put pictures on here, but I will, most likely, be putting many more up on fayboo (Facebook, mom).I’m not really one for blogs and I’ll do my best to keep this from being lame. And I’ll try to refrain from rambling on about every detail in my life. Just because I’m in Africa doesn’t make it any more exciting that I am “taking a nap” or that I “bought a coke zero” (Easy A, anyone?). If I fail to do those things and end up with a boring and self-absorbed blog, well, then don’t read it.