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Olivia's Blog #5: (Guest blogger- Sophia Jade)

Hi, everyone! You may be wondering, “Where is Olivia?”  Well, I asked her if I could write a few blogs, and she said I could. So here we go…

We were in Arua on a mini family breather. It was about four and a half hour drive (minus the stops)!  We stopped three times— that’s a Perry record. Ok, it’s not really a record! You see, we brought our dog who is named Kwadja.  Anyway, the first stop was not even three minutes into the drive— when he threw-up.  He threw-up twice on that trip.   We were staying at a guest house— it was ok. We have seen better. Ok— to be honest with you, it was not all that nice. We spent most of our time at the “White Castle” swimming and seeing the few friends that we have in Arua. It was good to have a breather, from school and so forth. We were thinking of moving to the White Castle, but we could not because we had our dog. They said they have had people bring their dogs without asking and the outcome was not good. 

We are back home in Moyo, our kitten Puff is still alive and was happy to see us and Kwadja, too. All the animals are alive and well.  And we are settling back into life in Moyo. Thank you for praying with us! 

This is Sophia Jade…

Last Updated on Friday, 11 August 2017 15:08

In the New House: Olivia's Blog #4

I’m happy to say we moved into our house and unpacked.  The house hasn’t been lived in for a long time so there were a lot of bugs. During the first night there were bugs buzzing around, frogs making funny popping sounds and the crickets chirping. During the last few weeks we have been cleaning and getting stuff set up. We planted five nursery beds, and they have already sprouted. We also are working on the pigpen and goat shelter, had shelves and tables made, and started school again. Until next time... 

Writing from our new house,


Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 11:32

Back to Barefoot: Olivia's Blog #3

Well, we are back to barefoot once more. I don’t like to wear shoes, and neither do most of us kids! We found a house with a big backyard that is going to work for us. Dad and Logan took a trip to Kampala to get mattresses, a fridge and freezer, fans, solar panels, and so on. Us girls took advantage of it and watched most of the “Love Comes Softly” series by Jannete Oke. Amidst all of this Given and I have been brainstorming names for our pigs. Since we are getting two females and one male, I’m going to name one girl and Given is going to name the other. We agreed to name the boy “Hamwise Gamgee.” Hopefully we are going to move into the house soon after the workers get the power going.  It is rainy season in Moyo now, and it rains almost every night. As we walked back to the compound after church, it was pouring rain. Though it is only a four-minute walk, we were drenched. When it rains it rains heavy—no such thing as just a sprinkle!  Well that is all for now… ~Olivia 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 18:02

On to West Nile!: Olivia's Blog #2

We left Kampala and drove to Arua where we stayed for one day. The drive from Kampala to Arua is always kind of fun because we cross the Nile twice and can spot lots of animals. I spotted two giraffes, tons of gazelles, about seven elephants, many monkeys and baboons, and one hippo. When we drove by towns we could see people selling a lot fruit, mainly mangos, which are growing from trees every where.  It got really hot wearing long skirts with no air conditioning.  After staying one day in Arua we drove the last four hours to Moyo.   Though the roads reminded me of a roller coaster, the landscape was beautiful.  Every thing is green and lush with lots of growing crops, with mountains in the distance. We are staying at an agricultural compound, where we are the first white kids to stay. There are a lot of people from another major world religion here, and while we ate our dinner of rice and beans, we could hear the call to prayer. It is our call to pray for them. We are looking for a house to live in, either in Moyo or Yumbe.  I find myself wanting to learn the language and get to know the people. It is a challenge sometimes to get to know a very different world where there are so many differences.   

Please pray for us,


~writing from Moyo District, West Nile Region, Uganda

Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 13:45

Back in East Africa... again: Olivia's Blog #1

by Olivia Perry, age 12

Many people ask me what it is like in Africa, and well, it’s like a lot a lot of things… if I started to explain the differences, it would take me a long time.  Hopefully this blog will help explain some.  We arrived in Uganda May 18.  The travel went surprisingly well, with no delayed flights or unexpected stops.  The moment we stepped outside the air-conditioned airport, we noticed a difference. The air is moist and warm, and has the smell of… well, of  Africa—a mix of rain but also of sweat with a touch of smoke. Comforting.  

We loaded our 30 bags, not including our carry-ons, into a coaster (a small bus).  We then drove to the guest house where we are staying.  We’ve spent the last few days here in Kampala, getting stuff we need, oh and in case you’re wondering, Kwadja, our dog, got here safely. As you may know, Kwadja means foreigner, and a local man thought the name was hilarious!!  Meanwhile, South Sudan is still fighting.  Please pray for South Sudan and us as we are getting ready go up to Arua, from where we will go on to Moyo (in northern Uganda).  Where exactly we will live we know not, nor how long we will be there.  My dad will help at a hospital where medical care is needed. We don’t know everything, but God is leading us.  So we just have to follow and trust!!

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:05

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Exciting Bridge Jeff and Elizabeth had to cross
Filtering water one bottle at a time
Moyo District - our new home
Our property with Mango and Avacado trees and a soccer area for kids to play once we mow.
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