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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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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.
Hazel in our new kitchen.  Here you have to provide everything:  cabinets, counters, applicances
Exciting Bridge Jeff and Elizabeth had to cross
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