Friday, July 29, 2011

The Village Amoung Us

Cody and I have been working on updating our website. It is not yet complete, but there is a page that we made titled "The Village Among Us" This page has more information about who is staying with us. Lucia the elder lady living with us has been very welcoming to the newest babies and said she would be happy to help with making them feel welcome. She also stated that she has felt things in her heart that she has never felt before. It is really exciting to begin to see the change in her life and heart.

Our website is On the left you will see all the links. Click on "Our Village."

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I have been updating you all on what is going on here at the village in our yard. So here is what has been happening this week:

Loma and Achen continually get better. The chemical burn from the glucose IV is healing, but it will take a couple more weeks, since it is a burn. They are gaining weight and Loma is able to sit up on his own like his sister. I almost cried the first time I saw him sitting. A lot of smiles around here including theirs!

This is Loma. Not the best picture because he just finished crying. He doesn't like when we have to bandage his head, or when we take the old one off :(.

Nagwe is back from the hospital (2 hours away). They diagnosed her with Tuberculosis and she is getting treatment. She has begun learning how to make glass bead necklaces, and has told us several times she really enjoys making the necklaces.

Winnie, the woman who works for us has not been feeling well. She was having some severe pain and had very high blood pressure. We were concerned there was something the clinical officers couldn't see with the limitations in medical equipment. We took her to the hospital that Nagwe went to. They did lots of testing to find out she has an infection somewhere in her body. We are hoping to take her to Kampala with us when we renew our visas in September to do further investigation to the root of the problem.

Lucia still hasn't had her baby, but I am guessing any day now she will go into labor. In the meantime she has done really well with making glass bead necklaces, and she is now able to buy her own food, and to not rely on us. We are trying to teach her how to save money so that she can send her children to school. Her character continues to transform and we are very grateful for the progress she has made while being here.

We are all doing well. Eliana is growing like crazy and starting to grab for things. They are all looking forward to the arrival of Cody's parents and Aunt Keli in September. Malachi asks many times throughout the week when they are coming because unlike the other kids he doesn't understand how far away September is. We will be traveling next week to take Nikki and Kristen back. I have enjoyed them being here so much and I have realized how much we need more laborers. If any of you are interested in coming here to serve in different ways please contact me by email We have lots of different projects and such that we need help with. Please be praying for more laborers, and pass the word around if you know of people who would love to serve with us here in Karamoja.

Lucia's daughter holding Eliana.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What's Been Happening

I figured it would be good to give you all an update on what has been going on around here. I know a lot of you have been praying, and for that we are very grateful!!

The twins, Loma and Achen are doing much better. Loma is improving each day and I took him to the clinic today and he has gained about 2 pounds. I was excited but also realize he has a long way to go. I have been trying to feed him as much as he can eat and his appetite is still not up to his sister's, but I know it will get there. His lungs are better but he still has to continue his medicine in hopes that they will be completely clear of any wheezing. He has a sore on his head from the IV treatment, but it is beginning to improve too.

This picture is of Maria Nagwe which is Nakolong's mom. This picture is very special to me. If you are not familiar with the story of Naklong you can look in my archives. Nakolong was a baby we took in to help but she died because she had Trisomy 18. Nagwe has seen several clinical officers here and has been diagnosed with many things but none of the treatment has shown any improvement. We have been trying to get to the bottom of her problems and thought it best for her to go to the local hospital, which is 2 hours away, so we sent her on a bus. She left on Friday and we eagerly await her arrival to see what they found out. It has been such a blessing having her around, and getting to know her better.

Lucia is going to have her baby any day now, so keep her in your prayers. Thanks to you all!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Update on the Twins

Eliana and Achen (the girl)

Loma (the boy). He is looking so much better!!!!

Thank you for all of your prayers. Loma has been improving everyday now that he is getting proper treatment. He is getting antibiotics and other medicines. His sister continues to gain strength and is becoming quite spunky.

Things are busy around here. Carla goes home today and it is a bittersweet thing. We have enjoyed having her, and will miss her. We are thrilled for her excitement about the word of God and hope that she will share this with her village as she has expressed she wants to do.
Lucia (pregnant mom) who could go into labor any day now. We are slowly weaning her off of food etc., by giving her a business opportunity so she can provide for herself and her family. Lucia, the older lady is doing ok, but is struggling with her health. Nagwee (Nakolong's mom), and her 2 children are staying with us during the day until she gets better. She has been sick and had collapsed near our house. They are not sure what is causing her symptoms.
That is an update in a nutshell.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Pray for the Twins

Please pray for these little twins. I wrote about them in my last blog. The girl is gaining strength everyday and doing well. The boy is having a harder time. I kept him with me last night and fed him every hour and half and it seemed to help, but he is having a hard time breathing. He is on an antibiotic as it seems he has pneumonia. Again my prayer is that God would be glorified, and that He would continue to give us wisdom in this situation. We also discovered that the twins have/had scabies, so we had to boil clothes and sheets. We might have a scabies outbreak in our house, so pray that will not be the case. Thanks to all of my prayer warriors. You amaze me. Oh and thanks for all the extra baby stuff that was sent. It is coming in quite handy now.