his Cindy Taliaferro
Thi This trip changed my life!! The people have nothing but they have the biggest smiles and so much love. They work so hard and look after each other. They welcomed us with open arms and even though it was the first time some had seen people of our color they loved us anyway. We as Americas need to take note of the way they treat people and our country needs to learn from them.
This past week in Uganda has been one of the best weeks of my life. The people have so much love and hope it's indescribable. Everywhere you go there is always people running up to you and waving! The whole experience was absolutely incredible and life changing. One thing that really stuck out to me was how much they give thanks for how little they have but how little we give thanks for how much we have. God has really opened this door for me and I know I will be back many many more times in the future. Leaving Uganda was the hardest decision I have ever had to make and I was so close to bringing home a couple of children with me. A piece of my heart will forever be in Uganda.
This is the water these kids have to drink, they have no well...give to the well fund.
MEMBERS OF MISSION TEAMfor July 2014:
Eric Lovering, Chad Whiddon, Cindy Taliaferro, Anna Beth Cloniger, Kim Whitley, Noah Phillips, Stanley Phillips, Darlene Renea Muse, Audry Jeon, Nocole Oliver, Katlyn Reece, Lauren Roland, Bethany Taylor, missing are Hannah Harrison, Benjamin Williams & Kacee Holt
Day 2 & 3 - Monday & tuesday were spent working at the village pictured to the right, acessing the children's needs and needs in the village. Found they are i n a dire need for a well for water. Found that the children's feet were infested with jiggers which we helped remove and many other needs.Below are pictures of a jigger infected foot and some children drinking the water they have to drink now.
**DAY 1 - SUN. JUL 20th Was arrival day having arrived safely in Entebbe then a five hr. drive to the compound in Jinja where they stay while over there on a mission trip. When they arrived there they got unloaded and settled in meeting up there with 4 more members of the team, Robert, Hannah Harrison, Benjamin Williams and Kacee Holt. who had gone over a few day early to ready things for the team. After a visit and catch up about what's going on at compound & etc it was time for a delicious dinner and some worship time with mission team and then all were ready to retire for a good nights sleep!
Shared by Hannah Harrison, mission team member.This is Junior and he lost his first tooth yesterday and the fairy brought 500 shillings last night and he wants to use it to buy "sweeties"!!
July 18th....The time has finally arrived , all are excited to be going on the mission trip to Uganda! A group met at Stanley and Aprils to be leaving around midnight to the drive to Atlanta to fly out to Uganda leaving early AM. They will meet up with the rest of the mission team at the airport. Family members came along to help the team get boxes and tubs of supplies ready for shipping and to see the team off. Slide show is of team members, friends & family as they work together.
Gathered for some instruction and prayer before leaving on drive to Atlanta Airport to catch their flight to Uganda for the July 2014 Mission trip.
Getting ready to leave for Atlanta Airport for Flight to Uganda on 2nd Mission trip for 2014:
I want to thank Sugar Valley Baptist Church, Fellowship Baptist Church, Climax Baptist Church, West Street Baptist Church, Southwest Baptist Church, Union Grove Baptist Church, Mt Olive Baptist Church, Trenton, Fl., Eastside Baptist Church, Thomasville, Spring Creek Baptist Church, Lake Seminole Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Bdge and The Friendship House, Bdge for their support without it we could not have gone and did the work we did.
Below are some of the items donated which made a great impact and blessing on the children and adults at the Orphanage in Budiba and the other village we went to and worked.
Team went into Budiba these two days...they drew blood to check for malaria and aids. Some of the mission team ladies did a feminine hygiene class for the young ladies. Childrens feet were checked for reinfestations of jiggers since the visit in March and removed them from ones that needed it. Did games and recreation. Also, did a VBS. Some final plans for the dorms to be built next March were completed. To the right are some pictures that different team members have shared of different activities & places.(place cusor over picture and description will appear):
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PICTURE OF SHOES WOTTM ARE SELLING AT POLKA-DOTS, BAINBRIDGE, GA. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS DIGGING WELL IN VILLAGE WHERE THERE IS NO WELL (SEE PICTURE ABOVE BY THERMOMETER OF THE WATER THESE PEOPLE ARE HAVING TO DRINK ).
This trip sure changed my life! It is very hard settling back into an american lifestyle even if it was just a week but that week changed me. It taught me that I need to enjoy the little things and that everyone everywhere needs help! One thing I took back from Africa was the love and the happiness they had for each other and for us. I expected a lot of them to be depressed and not happy with what they had but they were and that got to me that they where happy with just the little they had. It has inspired me to go into the medical field and go back over there and work for free for weeks or months at a time... as it has also inspired many to others do so also! As a lot of people say when they go, I feel I left a piece of my heart in africa!
Please join us in prayer for Renea Muse's family and friends, she was on this mission trip to Uganda, she went to be with the Lord yesterday. Renea is the sixth person from the left in this picture.
Happy birthday Achuchi Stephen!
You are a powerhouse. Taking care of the house with all the kids, and cooking, cleaning etc. and always praying for all of us...you are a game changer here in Jinja! We love you! Below are pictures of his birthday party:
WELL DRILLING COMPLETED
Words of Truth Teaching Ministries committed to building a Latrine for the Orphanage at Budiba when there in July...Well it has now been completed! All who have gone to Budiba on mission trips know this was a much needed facility and a great improvement over the latrine that they used pictured below!