off to uganda

12:00 AM

blowing bubbles
uganda 2009

Well, today's the day. At 10:15 am S. African time, I board the plane for Uganda. I've been planning and preparing for 5 months and now today is the day. There's the usual excitement that comes with a trip like this, mingled with a little intimidation. When I went to India, the whole experience of capturing the stories with my camera was new and a step outside my comfort zone. That feels comfortable to me now. This time it's a new comfort zone I'm stepping out of. Along with capturing the stories, I'm doing a three hour training session (twice) with local Ugandans on storytelling. The official title of my teaching is Giving Voice To The Poor. I'm also speaking at a Leadership and Mission Conference on Leading With Excellence. As I looked at the lineup, I realized that I'm the only female, only non-pastor and non-doctor, and only non-African. And, my 45 minute message comes right after the keynote address. Pray for me!


I will be gone for 13 thirteen days, so you might pray for Jeremy, too. :) I'll be in Kampala and Gulu during that time photographing the beautiful people. I'm not sure what internet will be like so I might be on here. I might not. Hopefully I'll see you!

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  1. Take care my friend! Safe travels!

  2. pray that God will speak through you to a country that really needs, His vision, will pray too for your safety, blessings from way down South.

  3. Oh, sweet Jen. I will be holding you in prayer. You will do wonderfully and I look forward to your photojournal. blessings and hugs ~ tanna
    ps I will pray for Jeremy and the kiddos, too. ;)

  4. Praying, Jen. Praying with so much excitement for you. I love that first photo!

  5. I'm sure you will do great, but we will keep you in our prayers :)

  6. You'll do great! It will be a blessing to everyone there to hear from such a totally different perspective than the other speakers bring.

  7. Have a safe journey and can't wait to hear about your trip when you get back


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